The Collection of contemporary art of Deutsche Telekom

Plovdiv 2019 presents Deutsche Telekom’s prestigious collection of contemporary art for the first time in Bulgaria. The project is curated by Nathalie Hoyos, Rainald Schumacher and Dimitrina Petrova.

The Art Collection Telekom was initiated in 2010 with a clear focus on the cultural area of Eastern and South Eastern Europe. In response to the social and political changes that followed the fall of the Berlin Wall, the artworks in the exhibition are an invitation to an open dialogue. They contribute to a better understanding of Europe’s cultural diversity as manifested in the visual arts of today.


The exhibition will be presented at different venues. In some of the houses in the Old Town subtle interventions with contemporary art are creating a balance of current artistic positions with the historical environment of the buildings. The City Art Gallery and SKLAD, the former tobacco warehouse, will present exhibitions that show that, despite all cultural and national differences, artists communicate with one common language.

Opening on 4 April 2019, 19:00, at City Art Gallery Plovdiv (15 Alexander I Battenberg Str.).

LISTEN TO US is an invitation to listen to the works. Their sensual presence and intelligence are telling a lot about our common reality and encourage our own reflection.
Additionally, besides the works from the Art Collection Telekom, a few newly commissioned artworks by Bulgarian artists and some works of the recent history of contemporary art in Bulgaria will be integrated in the exhibition.

The project is accompanied by its own educational and mediation programme, reaching out to the general public, kids and schoolkids and elderly people. Starting in autumn 2018, first workshops establish practical training experiences for students and curators to mediate content and storylines of the works in the exhibition.

The project is curated by Nathalie Hoyos and Rainald Schumacher. The coordinator is Dimitrina Petrova.

Participating artists from the Art Collection Telekom:

Nevin Aladağ, Anatoly Belov, Yane Calovski, Levan Chelidze, Danika Dakić, Braco Dimitrijević, Aleksandra Domanović, Petra Feriancova, Igor Grubić, Aneta Grzeszykowska, Nilbar Güreş, Vladimir Houdek, Hristina Ivanoska, Pravdoliub Ivanov, Sanja Iveković, Nikita Kadan, Mi Kafchin, Šejla Kameric, Lito Kattou, Luka Kedžo, Genti Korini, Eva Kot’atkova, Maria Kulikovska, Nino Kvrivishvili, Radenko Milak, Ciprian Mureşan, Lada Nakonechna, Vlad Nancă, Paulina Ołowska, Roman Ondák, Dan Perjovschi, Cristian Răduţă, Stepan Ryabchenko, Slavs & Tatars, Nedko Solakov, Mladen Stilinović, Martina Vacheva.

Invited artists: Luchezar Boyadjiev, Dimitar Genchev, Albena Mihaylova Manz, Sasho Stoitzov, Krassimir Terziev.

You can make a 3D virtual walk of the exhibition in SKLAD and in the City FIne-Arts Gallery

The exhibition is made possible by Plovdiv 2019 in partnership with Goethe-Institut Bulgaria, Deutsche Telekom – Art Collection Telekom and Open Atrs Foundation. The mediation programme is developed with support by the educational team of Folkwang Museum Essen and Berlin Biennale.

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