CURATORIAL SCHOOL – EDUCATION 2019
How do we work, live and think together? How do we dream together? The second edition of our curatorial program at Swimming Pool focuses on Collaborative Practices, a field of research, action and vision informed by recent changes in society towards new forms of political, economical, technological, ecological and cultural co-existence.
ALL THE THINGS WHICH ARE NOT HERE
A PERFORMANCE AND EXHIBITION BY IRINA GHEORGHE
4 OCTOBER – 3 NOVEMBER 2019
All the Things Which Are Not Here, a project by Romanian-born and Berlin-based artist Irina Gheorghe, brings together various techniques to approach that which is not present in the space of Swimming Pool. If, for things which are here, a whole range of practices are available, the same cannot be said about things which are not here. We can measure the space between things which are here; but how can we measure the distance to something which is not here? How can we measure the distance between something which is here and something which is not here? How do we communicate with that which is not here?
RESIDENCY AND PROJECT
PIET ZWART INSTITUTE MASTER FINE ART CLASS OF 2019
17–21 SEPTEMBER 2018
From 17 to 21 September, Swimming Pool will host the Piet Zwart Institute Master Fine Art Class of 2019 from Rotterdam. The class, accompanied by writer Jan Verwoert, will set up a walk-in sonic workspace at the gallery where to depart from to meet people and see things, and in which to welcome anyone who wants to say hello and voice their views on art, life and politics and leave their sound or beat on tape.
THE NEWEST SMALL PAINTINGS OF THE SWIMMER
А SOLO EXHIBITION BY ALZEK MISHEFF
9 AUGUST – 22 SEPTEMBER 2019
August 1971. Alzek Misheff, already in the water in Koper, Slovenia, was just about to swim the 15-odd kilometers to Trieste. But then, by chance, an elderly couple passed by, walking along the deserted shore, and told him to get out of the water straight away – yesterday they had seen several sharks, a rarity in the bay. Misheff set out across the mountain, and after wandering for around 40 hours, finally got to Italy…
INTERCONNECTION: ON BODIES OF WATER
AN EXHIBITION WITH CATHERINE BIOCCA, VALKO CHOBANOV, NONA INESCU, MARIA NALBANTOVA, JAKUB NEPRAŠ, PETR NIKL, TABITA REZAIRE, KAROLÍNA ROSSÍ, PAVEL STEREC AND JOHANA STŘÍŽKOVÁ
Swimming Pool and Czech Centre
28 JUNE – 4 AUGUST 2019
We are delighted to invite you to Interconnection: On Bodies of Water, an exhibition that revolves around ideas of ecofeminism and, in particular, of hydrofeminism. This is the second exhibition within the long-term project Islands: Possibilities of Togetherness, launched in 2019 by the Jindřich Chalupecký Society, a Czech platform for contemporary arts. The exhibition includes works by Catherine Biocca, Valko Chobanov, Nona Inescu, Maria Nalbantova, Jakub Nepraš, Petr Nikl, Karolína Rossí and Johana Střížková.
IN HER PLACE: GINA FOLLY & LORENZO SANDOVAL
A RESIDENCY ORGANIZED BY E.M.M.A. AND CURATED BY VERONICA VALENTINI
6 – 9 JUNE 2019
E.M.M.A., in collaboration with Swimming Pool, is pleased to present solo projects by Lorenzo Sandoval and Gina Folly realized in the context of the annual roaming program of artistic research In Her Place. This year the program has started in Tangier with a four-days communal gathering that reunites various artists, researchers, curators and citizens to study collectively notions of displacement and the unknown аs we face these in everyday life.
ARTISTIC PRACTICES: PERFORMANCE
17 MAY 2019
Swimming Pool is delighted to invite you to a conversation with artist Zhana Ivanova to take place this Friday at 18h. This conversation is the first one of a series of events – discussions, workshops, exhibitions and publications – with focus on performance in contemporary art aiming at creating a discursive context in Sofia.
WHAT WE KNOW
AN EXHIBITION BY ESRA ERSEN IN COLLABORATION WITH ALMA MATER GALLERY AT SOFIA UNIVERSITY AND BULGARIAN NATIONAL LIBRARY
Alma Mater Gallery and Swimming Pool
21 FEBRUARY – 14 APRIL 2019
Swimming Pool, in collaboration with Alma Mater Gallery at the Cultural Center of Sofia University as well as the National Library, is pleased to announce the exhibition What We Know by Ankara-born, Berlin- based artist Esra Ersen. The exhibition shows, for the first time in its entirety, Ersen’s long term research, culminating in the two-part film installation Possible History I+II (2013-2015). At the intersection of documentary and fiction, the work interweaves Turkey’s past and present with that of several Balkan states, while directly engaging with Bulgaria’s cultural history and historiography.
CURATORIAL SCHOOL – EDUCATION 2018
How can we foster independent curatorial activity? How do we share our knowledge and experience as well as internationalize our practice? What are the institutions our society needs today?