Hidden Games VII

Hidden Games VII, 132x110cm, oil on canvas, 2017. Photo: Vasil Tanev Private collection

"Винаги съм бил на мнение, че поп културата и ежедневните неща около нас казват ужасно много за живота ни, за изборите, които правим, за последствията от тях. Също така актът на развяване на знамена винаги ми създавал дискомфорт – въобще изявата на другост, на гордост с това, че случайно си се родил някъде, че нещо общо може да ти принадлежи и да те дефинира самостоятелно. Винаги съм бил на мнение, че поп културата и ежедневните неща около нас казват ужасно много за живота ни, за изборите, които правим."

Светослав Тодоров, журналист, писател

I've always thought that pop culture and the simple day to day affairs around us say so much about our life, about the choices we make, about the consequences they provoke. Also, the act of waving a flag that signifies a national difference, that a piece from the what is available to everybody, can be reserved only for you, has always been giving me a sense of anxiety. This exhibition puts an accent on both of those topics – the things that make us disconnect or connect to a different narrative than the one we're living in and the things that make us shiver. It encapsulates them in a single moment, in a single painting. Unplanned, the exhibition opened on the day when Bulgarian writer and dissident Georgi Markov was poisoned in London back in 1978. It's important to remember that art, entertainment and politics often gravitate around the same space. More often than we think.

Svetoslav Todorov, journalist, editor and part-time short story writer

 

 

Hidden Games I, II, III, IV, V, VI