The subject of the annual festival of contemporary arts in Varna, Bulgaria
is this year labelled “Borderliner”.
The festival functions as transmitter and forum between artists and audience, art and institutions creating an atmosphere of confidence.
The 4th release of this festival continues to maintain the idea to be more than a pure exhibition. The theme “Borderliner” draws the attention to the close relation between the make up of alternative structures and the current art events.
The aim of this reassignment is the reduction of borders between organizers and artists by exchanging roles and making participants to organizers.
Consequently the reduction of borders achieves an unavoidable process of change. A form of interaction evolves between the new political life of Bulgaria and the position of art. The participation of artists sets a trail for the new orienting society.
The most important contribution is made by the artists themselves. It is their ability to displace borders by a new definition or total reduction beyond the question what or how art is supposed to be. Their position in aesthetical, social and political questions- which may be seen as weird art - enables to establish a new view of the world.
Another aspect of the theme “Boderliner” is the fact that the artists are no longer regional bound or defined by their origin but have become “Persona grata”. The artistic existence has become a new nationality and the worldwide art scene a new country.
Bulgaria has become one part of this country. We are happy to welcome you in Varna and are looking forward to celebrate this festival together.
Milen Krastev (Artistic Director)
The “product”– Festival of Contemporary Art will take place from June 22th to July 02th 2007 in Varna, Bulgaria. The theme of this year’s Festival is “Borderliner”.
The festival functions as transmitter
and forum between artists and audience, art and institutions creating an
atmosphere of confidence. It is designed as a cultural portal where the ideas
of authors are to be developed, shared, discussed, and nurtured in workshops,
lectures, discussions and performances.
The festival is organised by KERA, a group of artists and cultural operators based in Varna – a major seaport on the Bulgarian Black Sea.
The main events in the Festival’s program are:
21 June, 2007: Press conference prior to the opening of the Festival
22 June, 2007: Official Opening
22 June - 2 July 2007: Exhibition openings, presentations of single projects, performances, lectures, etc.
24 June - 2 July 2007: The film program “Some are watching”will present films from Bulgaria, the Netherlands, Germany, Taiwan, China and Latin America.