Bulgarian-Finnish art project

Bulgarian-Finnish art project includes 4 exhibitions  in  Bulgaria and 4 exhibitions in Finland.  The  project originates from 2006, when the artists met in Nelimarkka Museum in Alajarvi, Finland. The official launch  of  the project took  place  in  the  Finnish Paper  Art  Gallery in Kuusankoski, Finland,  on the 12th of June 2008,  at  the opening of the first exhibition of the series. The same year the project was shown in  The National  Gallery  in  Sofia, Art Gallery -  Dobrich and Cultural Center CAISA in Helsinki.  The project evolves around the idea of European cultural dialogue and during 2009 was shown in The City Gallery of Seinajoki. Now it will be shown in Sredets Gallery of the Ministry of Culture and Lessedra Gallery. The last exhibition will be in  City Gallery of Vaasa - Ostrobothnian Museum and this is the  last  event  from the initial idea.  The second phase of the project will be in 2011 with planers and exhibitions with a cultural and a social purpose,  between Nellimarkka Museum, Alajarvi and Varna Regional Museum of History, who have long term experience in this direction. The  complete  project  will be introduced  in a catalog  with the kind support of The Bulgarian Ministry of Culture and The Finnish Embassy.

Bulgarian - Finnish Art Project was guest of Varna during his eleventh event. This exhibition was shown in the “GEORGI VELCHEV” Art Museum between 20 of September and 12 of October. Project was showing works form 5 Bulgarians and 6 Finnish artists in the sphere of sculpture, painting, graphic, installation, paper art. Exhibition was showing some tendencies in contemporary art in both countries. The participating artists from Bulgaria was: Todor Todorov, Stoimen Stoilov, Daniela Todorova, Milko Bojkov and Veselin Natchev. and from Finland: Liisa Malkamo, Elina Forsty, Laina Koskela, Merja Pauliaho, Jimmy Puuly and Tiina Lamminen. Exhibition arrived from the city of PAVLIKENI, where was organized this Summer plain-air. Municipality of Pavlikeni was host of the project and the Finnish and Bulgarian artists work in the Ancient ceramic Center. On 4 of July the exhibition was open by H.E. Tarja Laitiainen, ambassador of Finland and the Mayor of City Pavlikeni Mr. Emanuil Manolov. 

The project is organized by AMATERAS Foundation with curators Daniela Todorova and Liisa Malkamo with the kind support of Varna Municipality.

The opening was 20th of September
Art Museum VARNA 
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