site.btaExhibition Celebrating Georgi Chapkanov's 80th Anniversary to be Opened in Sofia
A retrospective exhibition on the occasion of sculptor Georgi Chapkanov's 80th anniversary will be opened at the National Art Gallery. The vernissage of the exhibition entitled "Chapkanov. The Alchemist" will be on February 14, the organizers said.
Over 70 works of art will be part of the exhibition. They are property of the artist, the National Art Gallery, The House of Humour and Satire in Gabrovo, Sofia City Art Gallery, the art galleries in Burgas, Veliko Tarnovo, Dobrich, Ruse, Silistra, Stara Zagora, Yambol, and private collectors.
The monument dedicated to the city of Sofia will be presented using the means of virtual reality. Placed atop a 16-meter column, the statue is not well known in its details and story, representatives of the National Art Gallery said. Excerpts from a previously never shown movie by director Todor Chapkanov also presents the process of its creation, which took more than nine months in 2020.
Ivo Milev and Milko Dobrev are curators of the exhibition.
The project is realized with the financial support of Sofia Municipality's Culture Programme.