PROCESS SPACE - PLOVDIV BULGARIA
A ten day residency alongside 12 European artists making site responsive work for European Capital of Culture Festival.
Plovdiv, one of the oldest cities in Europe, has a long history of occupation by foreign empires inclding the Greek and Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman Turkish, to the more recent occupation by the USSR.
Walking around the city I was immediately struck by the jostling of different architectural styles, cultural artefacts and buildings. Stones and fragements from significant and insignificant sites were collected, wrapped in a fabric that hinted at the city's multu-cultural heritage, displayed in the Gallery Resonance alongside the other artists work and then returned to their oringanl site, to disappear once again into the fabric of the city.
Penka Mincheva, Hristina Bobokova, Dimitar Grozdanov, Milen Dzhanovsky
Municipality of Plovdiv
City Art Gallery