site.btaGoethe Institute Hosts Discussion on Painting in Contemporary Visual Culture
A discussion on the position of painting in contemporary visual culture will take place at the Goethe Institute on February 17. The event is part of the "Re-tour" series, organizers of the Goethe Institute and the Cultural Centre of Sofia University said.
Participants in the talk will be Assoc. Sylvia Borisova from the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS), Kiril Vassilev from the Department of History and Theory of Culture at Sofia University, Miroslav Hristov, and Kalia Kalacheva. The moderator of the event will be Dimitar Bozhkov.
Before the discussion, visitors will be able to take a final tour of the exhibition "Sometimes the Silence", featuring works by Albena Petkova, Angela Terzieva, Gergana Nikolova, Elena Velkova, Mariana Tancheva, Plamena Dimitrova, and Yana Stoycheva.
Dimitar Bozhkov has been a lecturer at the History of Philosophy Department of Sofia University since 2013, having previously defended his dissertation in the same department. He is the author of articles in the field of philosophy of history, philosophy of the 19th and 20th centuries, philosophy of art.
Kiril Vassilev is a lecturer of Theory and History of Culture in the Philosophy Department of Sofia University. Between 2011 and 2017 he was the chief curator of the National Art Gallery.
Sylvia Borisova is head of the Culture, Aesthetics, Values Section at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of BAS. She is the author of the books Aesthetics of Silence and Silence (2019) and Borders of Aesthetic Consciousness (2017).
Kalia Kalacheva holds a Master's degree in painting from the National Academy of Art. In 2011, she won the Edmond Demirdjian Foundation's Young Painter with Promising Development Award.
Miroslav Hristov graduated in Philosophy and MA in Art and Modernity at Sofia University. Since 2022 he has been working in the cultural department of the Goethe Institute.