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All I Can Do Is Art

Curator: Vera Mlechevska, Sofia

Vera Mlechevska graduated in Art History at the National Academy of Art in Sofia and Konstfack University, Stockholm.


In her practice as a critic she has contributed to various Bulgarian periodicals such as the weekly newspaper KulturĐ° and LIK magazine.


She has curated art projects for different institutions as The End and Beyond for CCA Ancient Bath in Plovdiv, the Sofia City Gallery, Sofia and Unicredit Studio, Milan, Transgressions at Credo Bonum Gallery, Rituals of the Habitual for the Platform Art and Public Space, Plovdiv.


Vera Mlechevska is also a co-founder of Art, Affairs and Documents Foundation and co-editor of blistermagazine.com.


Vera Mlechevska

Photo courtesy of the artist.

All I Can Do Is Art

Group exhibition at Bulgarian Cultural Institute, Prague

13.11 – 07.12.2013

Curator: Vera Mlechevska

Since the 1960's contemporary artists have been pondering over the question about art’s place in the network of societal connections. The market, cultural policies and art institutions have been racing with each other to use art as an instrument, to add value to it by using it as a socially beneficial function or a promising investment. Artists have always been aware of this state of affairs, and regardless of whether or not they feel comfortable with it, they get increasingly sensitive and reflective towards their own status as artists and, further, as artists creating values in a system of exchange of goods.


In search for an answer of where creative work stands, making art is art, thinking about the value of art is the value of art, referring to art is art, describing a work of art is the work of art itself…


Artists: Stefania Batoeva, Lachezar Boyadzhiev, Gavazov, Pravdoliub Ivanov, Lubri, Bora Petkova, Boriana Rossa/Oleg Mavromatti, Rassim, Dimitar Solakov, Kamen Stoyanov, Kosta Tonev, Dimitar Shopov, Blood becomes water