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Open Call

Facade Video Festival 2018

Artists from all over the world are invited to send their video art to Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

The Art Today Association /Center for Contemporary Art, Plovdiv/ will host the 9th edition of the Facade Video Festival between 28th and 30th September 2018.
The Facade Video Festival connects people, art and urban environment by projecting videos onto the walls of houses in the historic city and around.

Videos should be submitted before 30th April 2018.

There are no restrictions concerning the theme.

You can find out more about the Facade Video Festival and the Open Call on www.facade.arttoday.org

ataArt Today Association
Center for Contemporary Art - Plovdiv


LUMMIX Light Art Festival 2017


LUMMIX is a festival dedicated to showing artistic  projects developed with the use of light. In the period until 2019 three upgrading one another editions of LUMMIX are planned to be realized annually in Plovdiv – within the main programme of Plovdiv – ECOC 2019.
This year LUMMIX is happening in a day – on October 28, Saturday, in the area of Stolipinovo neighbourhood, 81 Landos str., over the concept Under the Lights of the Projectors.
In the duration of two weeks period young people from the neighbourhood will work with the mentorship support of professionals to create together a light art installation. In the public event, on Saturday, this installation will be presented to the audience – skillfully integrated within the whole festive atmosphere, including also music, dances, light.

LUMMIX is a project by Art Today Association in partnership with Municipal Foundation „Plovdiv 2019“ and Goethe-Institut Bulgaria.

Media partners: BNT2, Radio Katra FM, Pod Tepeto, Kapana

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Center for Contemporary Art - Plovdiv
The Ancient Bath

23st edition of the WEEK OF CONTEMPORARY ART 2017


07 - 27.09.2017


Curators: Ilina Koralova, Boris Kostadinov
Artists: Azra Aksamija, Nika Autor, Lana Cmajcanin, Petya Dimitrova, Fanni Futterknecht, Emil Mirazchiev, Alban Muja, Oliver Ressler, Kamen Stoyanov, Ute Richter, Borjana Ventzislavova and Mladen Penev, Clara Wildberger

Fear is a basic, natural, defensive reaction to danger, which could reveal itself in acts of aggression, surrender, or retreat. However, in contrast to the inhabitants of Nature, fear has a much wider range of manifestations among human beings: from the mere physical annihilation of the bearer of the alleged danger to the more subtle ways of expression, such as hatred, prejudices, intolerance. Human fear could be justified, but also illusory, a symptom of a mental disorder or a result of some kind of manipulation, exerted on an individual by other individuals. It is not only psychological, but also social phenomenon, and, as such, it belongs to human history and society.

The 21st century, marked by the events of 9/11, gave worldwide rise to an ever-growing fear and anxiety, that were unknown to some extent to the western societies at the time, and that have recently taken unprecedented proportions, due to the terrorist attacks in Europe, the refugee wave and the subsequent humanitarian crisis. Various researches have shown that migration and terrorism are what the Europeans now fear most. However, fears of unemployment, of the deepening social inequality, of personal failure or financial ruin have been lurking in the old, as well as in the newly-born, capitalist societies for decades. The refugee wave only gave one last powerful impulse, which unlocked what has already been suppressed, more or less, for some time. Instability and constant threat gave impetus to the nationalist and far-right movements. The scepticism about the concept for a united Europe has intensified among the population of the EU member-states.

This is where the project MIGRATIONS OF FEAR takes its starting point. It evolves around the real, phantom, individual or common fears in general, which have surfaced in the last few years. Those fears, and above all the ways the contemporary (European) society could find in order to defeat them, are the spheres, which the project intends to explore.

Artists from Germany, Austria, Bulgaria and Slovenia, as well as from Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo among others, are invited to show their art works in the art-institutions, participating in the project. The works will present different concepts and viewpoints on the fears of the contemporary society, such as the fear of the unknown/foreign/different; fear of the loss of social status, fear of poverty; fear of the loss of basic freedoms. Fear is examined as a social and political phenomenon, as well as in its very subjective forms, as part of the individual’s very existence.

MIGRATIONS OF FEAR is a reaction to the actual political and social reality in Europe. The project and its participants aspire to contribute to the process of overcoming hatred, prejudices and intolerance, which, more than terrorism, constitute the actual threat for the contemporary European society.

“Week of Contemporary Art” is a project by Art Today Association in partnership with Municipal Foundation „Plovdiv 2019“ and Goethe-Institut Bulgaria.

Supported by:
Bundeskanzleramt Österreich, Sektion II Kunst und Kultur
EUROPAS ZUKUNFT Gesellschaft zeitgenössicher Kunst Leipzig
Gaudenz B. Ruf Award For New Bulgarian Art

Media partners: BNT2, въпреки.com, Radio Katra FM, Mediacafe, Pod Tepeto, Kapana

Tue - Sun

10.30 –18.30
Entrance free

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Annual edition of the Week of Contemporary Art:

Art Positive:

Communication Front- new media art and theory

Critique of Pure Image – Between Fake and Quotation


Guest Exhibitions:


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