Within 10 days (June 1-10, 2019, at SKLAD), Plovdiv hosts a series of meetings of AIM Network – a European network for meetings of independent creative initiatives or those created and led by artists. Participants in the event will be representatives from Bulgaria - artists representing their organizations, galleries, workshops, etc., as well as representatives of the network, invited from the Balkans and Europe.
The programme - based on the topic Local Connections - includes closed workshops for the participants (1-10 June, at SKLAD) as well as a series of events open to the general public (on 8 and 9 June) - exhibitions and installations in abandoned or alternative spaces of the city, a series of performances, open discussion theme: "Local / global artistic initiatives, exchange of practices and opportunities" and a closing party.
The meetings aim to bring the framework of AIM Network to Plovdiv, thus contributing to the development of local creative initiatives and creating opportunities for exchange of experiences and collaborations at the local and international level. The project will incorporate alternative venues for exhibitions, as well as galleries and spaces of various local institutions. All this will be the basis for the subsequent development of the relations created during the meetings between both the Bulgarian participants and the international network of artists presented in the project.
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PROGRAMME OF THE PUBLIC EVENTS
SKLAD (16 Ekzarh Yosif Str., Floor 3 and 4)
Panel Discussion & Guests Presentations
9:30 - 12:00 am and 14:00 - 17:00 pm
Exhibition Opening & Performance
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
8:30 pm end 10:30 pm
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Performances at public space
Location and schedule: tba
AEther (Sofia, BG), Art today (Plovdiv, BG), Art Studios"Maritsa" (Plovdiv, BG), Candyland (Stockholm, SE), CU29 (Plovdiv, BG), DOMA Art Foundation(Sofia, BG), Gallery Geshev Arsenal of arts (Plovdiv, BG), Kapana Plovediv (Plovdiv, BG), KRÆ syndikatet (Copenhagen, DK), Lateral Art Space (Cluj-Napoca, RO), LTMKS (Vilnius, LT), MUU Artists’ Association (Helsinki, FI), Ormston House (Limerick, IE), Pasaj (Istanbul, TR), Press to Exit (Skopje, MK), Sant Marc (Sineu, Mallorca, ES), Small Projects (Tromsø, NO), Snehta Residency (Athens, GR), Studio 2 (Plovdiv, BG), >top (Berlin, DE), U10 (Belgrade, RS), Water tower Art Fest (Sofia, BG). Daisuke Takeya (JP) International Performance Art Festival and Meeting
The initiator of the event is the IME Association, organizer of the 10-year Water Tower Art Fest (http://watertowerartfest.com/), one of the most significant events for contemporary art in Bulgaria, with hundreds of participants from the the country and abroad, and numerous locations and events that have become part of the creation of the stage of contemporary socially engaged art in our country. The IME association has been part of the AIM Network network for 6 years.
The project is part of the network for artistic initiatives AIM Network, taken up by „Supermarket art fair“ (Stockholm) in 2010, in partnership with Candyland (Stockholm) and the IME Association (Bulgaria