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Archive October 2010

Review of Jim Lally’s Stick Tight Man

October 31, 2010 by · No comments

Shae Davidson A quote from Stanley Kunitz tucked away in Stick Tight Man expresses the roots of Jim Lally’s approach to writing: “gratitude for the gift of life.” Lally’s depiction of rural life in the twenty-first century celebrates lived experience by embracing the cycles of change and growth—and the attendant patterns of gain and loss. […]

Talk to Me

October 29, 2010 by · No comments

Kristin Dimitrova Снимка: binaryape The small park was huddled behind an administrative building with forbidding windows and several blocks of flats built in different times. Squeezed among them, a yellow house still defended its privacy behind a high brick wall. It looked like an aged David puzzled which Goliath to strike first. Unremoved Christmas decorations, […]

Review of Katerina Stoykova-Klemer’s The Most

October 26, 2010 by · 2 comments

Georgia Jones-Davis Sus-toss, explains poet Katerina Stoykova-Klemer in her remarkable and engaging chapbook, “The Most,” is Hopi for the “disease that cause different parts of you to live in different places.” Ms, Klemer would know. She is a young woman who has emigrated from Bulgaria to the United States, straddling multiple worlds at once. “Sus-toss […]

Artist of the Week – Ginger Nielson

October 25, 2010 by · 4 comments

Interview with Ginger Nielson by Galya Mladenova Ginger Nielson describes being an author or an illustrator for children’s books as living in a world where dreams can come true, people can do amazing feats, and animals can talk to one another in a language only pictures can create. There is a magic wand on her […]

The Week… Into the deep with Vladimir Nabokov

October 25, 2010 by · 2 comments

Photo: laprimadonna Nothing revives the past so completely as a smell that was once associated with it. Photo: silkebaron Complacency is a state of mind that exists only in retrospective: it has to be shattered before being ascertained. Photo: silkebaron Literature and butterflies are the two sweetest passions known to man.

The Men She Didn’t Know

October 21, 2010 by · No comments

Zdravka Evtimova Photo: notsogoodphotography Bertha had tried this joke so many times that she had got tired of it. She’d enter one of these large clean cafes on Louisa Boulevard, under the big chestnut trees that looked like old gossipy wives and she’d see a guy sitting at one of the neat tables. She’d choose […]

The Week…Rain in the big city with Arthur Miller

October 19, 2010 by · No comments

Photo: flatworldsedge Can anyone remember love? It’s like trying to summon up the smell of roses in a cellar. You might see a rose, but never the perfume. Photo: specialkrb It is my art. I am better at it than I ever was. And I will do it as long as I can. When you […]

Artist of the Week – Laura Varsky

October 18, 2010 by · 5 comments

Interview with Laura Varsky by Galya Mladenova Laura Varsky is a designer and illustrator from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her first forays into the design world came through her involvement with the local independent rock scene. She gradually asserted herself as a designer, specializing in the design of books and CD sleeves. In 2006 she received […]

Multimedia Box: The fascinating world of hand shadows

October 16, 2010 by · No comments

It tells a story. It has a life. It is breathing. It is spontaneous….It is the amazing art of hand shadows. The vivid pictures it draws could carry you away to the world of fairy-tales, in another dimension. And what hides behind its unique artistic nature is the ingenious simplicity involved in it. The light […]

Mini Barter

October 14, 2010 by · No comments

To coincide with Frieze art fair Art Barter are bringing you their very first MINI BARTER! East London’s Maurice Einhardt Neu Gallery will be host to 10 artists selected from previous shows as well as two newcomers. Artists will include Mat Collishaw, Polly Morgan and Tim & Sue and you have just one night and […]

Artist of the Week – Silvia Pavlova

October 11, 2010 by · 2 comments

Interview by Petia Kolencova with the artist Silvia Pavlova Translation from Bulgarian: Yana Radilova Silvia Pavlova: My eyes are eager for colours There is one night when Plovdiv changes and art is scattered on the streets. I mean the traditional art meeting “Night of museums and galleries – Plovdiv”. It was one of these nights […]

The Week…Glaciers with Albert Einstein

October 11, 2010 by · No comments

Photo: alanvernon Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning. Photo: dominicspics Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.

Good Morning Video

October 11, 2010 by · No comments

Photo: Albena Popova Carlos Baute – Colgando en tus manos

Bon chance

October 7, 2010 by · 2 comments

Bozhana Apostolova Photo: apesara Everywhere turds, turds, turds… It takes time to become manure. Translated from Bulgarian by Valentin Krustev and Donna Martell

Good Morning Video

October 7, 2010 by · No comments

Photo: Albena Popova

Artist of the Week – Matt Charles

October 6, 2010 by · 2 comments

An interview with the singer and the songwriter Matt Charles by Lyudmila Yordanova Matt Charles is a singer and a songwriter, born in Tasmania. His home town is Hobart, on the island of Tasmania. More recently he lived in northern Australia and down to the port town of Fremantle on the west coast. He now finds himself in Hamburg […]

The Week…Rainbows with Edgar Allan Poe

October 5, 2010 by · No comments

Photo: little_frank There is an eloquence in true enthusiasm. Photo: andrewbain Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.

The Adventures of Mr. Rouge in the Wild Inner East

October 2, 2010 by · No comments

Voin de Voin (Berlin)
 exhibition / performance 25 September – 22 October
artnewscafе, Plovdiv opening: Night of Museums and Galleries – Plovdiv 2010, 25 September “The Adventures of Mr. Rouge in the Wild Inner East” is Voin de Voin’s first solo appearance in Bulgaria. It will kick off on 25 September with a musical theatre performance […]

The legalization of the first private museum of contemporary art in Bulgaria

October 2, 2010 by · No comments

The Open Arts Foundation presents: The legalization of the first private museum of contemporary art in Bulgaria – a project by Ivan Moudov Regional History Museum – Plovdiv 24 September – 20 October Opening: 24 September, Night of Museums & Galleries Five years after his infamous fictional MUSIZ – Museum of Contemporary Art was staged […]