In the period 22 January – 19 February 2019 Serdika Gallery hosted the photography exhibition #hashtagsofia of Ivo Yovanovich. The details in the urban architecture have always impressed Ivo Yovanovich, as authentic footprints of past times. Therefore, his photos are a direct reference to the fairy-tale spots in Sofia, which remain unnoticed in the everyday rush. He defines his photography as instant photos of the Sofia, which has remained untouched by modernization and urbanization. They show the capital city as a place of tranquillity and European confidence, as a city with beauty that must never be forgotten.
The residents and guests of Sofia were able to see his new photographs, showing beautiful details of the metropolitan architecture. Last year, Ivo Yovanovich’s work was exhibited for the Day of Sofia in the lobby of the Ivan Vazov Theatre.
Ivo Yovanovich was born and now lives in Sofia. He has spent a large part of his life in Belgrade, where he studied cinematography. He has worked as a cameraman and cinematographer at RTS, BBC, WTN, ITV, YUTEL. He has inherited his love of photography from his father – the photographer Dusan Yovanovich.
“101 DRAWINGS“ BY RENOWNED BULGARIAN ARTISTS AND STUDNETS – A SPECIAL CHRISTMAS EXHIBITION AT ZHENSKI PAZAR MARKET
In the period 11 December – 30 December 2018, the ”Serdika” Gallery at Zhenski Pazar Market hosted a special Christmas exhibition “101 drawings“ of renowned Bulgarian artists and students from the National Academy of Art, and the New Bulgarian University. The exhibition was curated by Stefan Stoyanov.
“The purpose of the exhibition “101 drawings“ at the Serdika Gallery is to make art, accessible at a reasonable price to everybody, who wants to make the Christmas gift of owning an original artwork by a Bulgarian artist. We want to show the drawings of both students, and renowned Bulgarian artists, as this year the works included are 101, and next year – they will be 1001. This is a reference to the tales in the “One Thousand One Nights“ and we have the ambition to turn these exhibitions into a tradition at the Serdika Gallery“, explained Stefan Stoyanov.
Until 30 December this year, people who value Bulgarian art may buy for BGN 50 original drawings by Bulgarian artists and students. The technique of the works is diverse – from ink and pencil to cutting-edge technologies, such as digital print. Some of the authors are Mariana Marinova, Sasho Stoitsov, J. PANK, Leda Starcheva, Rositsa Getsova, Stefan Petrunov, Desislava Hristova, Zhana Dinova, Romil Kalinov, Vladko Balev etc. And the young ones are represented by Mihail Trifonov, Bilyana Desheva etc.