Monday, May 23, 2022

nonsofia: the end of the beginning

'the end of the beginning' marks a completely new historical stage in the organisational development of nonsofia. founded in 2010, the online platform quickly became a sustainable cultural operator over the years and has organised a series of international and national geometric art symposia. this year, with the considerable support of the national culture fund/bulgarian ministry of culture, the association achieved one of its bravest goals, namely the creation of its own physical space – an educational centre for geometric abstraction with a gallery, library and archive. 


the first exhibition in the new space's calendar showcases the work of thirty remarkable artists from eleven countries who have worked or still work in the field of geometric abstraction from the 1920s to the present day. featuring painting, sculpture, serigraphy, drawing, video, textile, relief, photography, animation and poetry, the show aims to present the diversity of this aesthetic movement, long known and embedded in the cultural tradition of developed civil societies around the world. 


the main motive for the realisation of the present exhibition, as well as for the overall creation of the educational centre, is the systemic programme of open workshops designed for children between the ages of 5 and 12. regular ateliers are planned within the project, where kids will get to know and apply the principles of geometric art to their work. classes will emphasise on colour theory, the variety of techniques presented in the exhibition, the ability of the young individual to express statements and take part in debate, i.e. to treat others with respect, etc.


the curatorial initiative has been conceived by nonsofia and has been made possible thanks to the financial support of the national culture fund, as well as in collaboration with the max bill georges vantongerloo foundation and the camille graeser foundation. feel free to contact us at or call +359888240869 for further queries.


exhibition participants: dóra maurer, istván haász, levente bálványos, andrás wolsky, árpád forgó, barna benedek (hungary); camille graeser, max bill, eugen gomringer, hans jörg glattfelder (switzerland); josé heerkens, arjan jansen, guido winkler (the netherlands); friedrich vordemberge-gildewart, bruno haas, gisela hoffmann (germany); peter dochev, ivan shumanov, maria chakarova, georgi georgiev, georgi dimitrov, краsimira stikar, viktor vlаesku (bulgaria); ingo glass (romania); erdem küçükköroğlu (turkey); patrick morrissey (england); hanna roeckle (liechtenstein); yorgos vourlidas (greece), etc.

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