‘Smoke. Tobacco Stories’ (11 January - 30 March 2019) is an exhibition produced especially for the opening of Plovdiv – European Capital of Culture 2019 and dedicated to Tobacco City, one of ECOC’s flagship projects.

The exposition features archives, photography, video, films, literature and art works by most renowned Bulgarian artists that explore the history of Plovdiv through the tobacco industry.

Meeting and Talk with the Collector Dimitar Georgiev

As part of the accompanying programme of 'SMOKE. Tobacco Stories' will be held a meeting and talk with the collector Dimitar Georgiev from the city of Silistra. In the exhibition Dimitar Georgiev shows part of his collection of cigarette boxes, that reveals the history of the tobacco industry in Bulgaria from 1900 to 1989.

When: 28 March, Friday, 16:00

Where: SKLAD (16 Ekzarh Yosif Str.)

Working language: Bulgarian

Free admission!

The exhibition in the social media is here.

The exhibition is realized on the idea of Svetlana Kuyumdzhieva as production of ‘Plovdiv 2019’. The authors of the concept and the historical study are Stanislava Grueva, Boris Stoyanov, Mihail Gruev. Curator is Vessela Nozharova, stage designer: Dimitar Vodenicharov, designer: Kalina Dimitrova, technical implementation: Kalin Serapionov.

Collaborating institutions: State Archives Sofia; State Archives Pleven; Ivan Vazov National Library – Plovdiv; National Museum of Military History Sofia; National Museum of History - Sofia; National Museum of Literature (Dimitar Dimov House Museum); National Museum of Technology - Sofia; National Film Archives; Regional Museum of Ethnology - Plovdiv; Regional Museum of History - Plovdiv; the museums of history in Asenovgrad, Blagoevgrad, Smolyan and Haskovo; Plovdiv City Art Gallery; Sofia City Art Gallery; the Lost Bulgaria website; Bulgarian National Television Archives; Stanimashka Fotografchiinitsa Citizen Group; Byalo More Illustration. Consultants: Dr Mihail Gruev and Dr Boris Stoyanov.

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