A visual poem by BOYAN MANCHEV | Project of METHEOR with the participation of Ani Vaseva, Stefan Donchev, Ivan Nikolov and Boyan Manchev / strx
13 – 20 November 2021
The installation Terra ultima, a limit land, introduces the image of a fantastic North – the limit of the human world, beyond which the subject enters the wilderness of the unknown; a limit of nature, where nature, facing an unimaginable future, emerges from its course. A space of rupture where bodies rise. Poem about rupture and coincidence, about obsession.
Institutions and Meeting Places
discussion, laboratory, environment
part of FUTURE UNFORGETTABLE
in collaboration with Open Arts Foundation and Sarieva, hosted by Swimming Pool
9 November 2021
In November 2021, the project Future Unforgettable shifts from the focus on local topics in its previous three phases dedicated to the processes of elaborating historical trajectories, mapping of current artistic locations and determining specific features and typologies of Bulgarian contemporary art.
MNFST Dance Company
1 & 2 October, 18:00–19:30
‘Landscape Interventions’ is a project started in 2019 that presents a series of performances aimed at raising awareness of environmental disasters and provoking sustainable solutions.
Center for Social Vision
Center for Social Vision
A new research and action initiative
at Swimming Pool
After two editions of our curatorial school (2018 and 2019), this fall we return with the launch of CENTER FOR SOCIAL VISION – a spin-off of Swimming Pool and a research platform meant to bring together a working group and to provide a space for lectures, workshops, discussions, and publications.
Professional Unions in Present and Future Tense
in collaboration with Forma
july 22 2021
The discussion aims to publicize processes of building associations and thus to encourage efforts in the field of visual arts towards better cooperation and the creation of professional associations.
SPACE FOR CONTEMPORARY CULTURE IN BULGARIAN MUSEUMS
in collaboration with Forma, at the Regional Historical Museum - Sofia
July 21 2021
In recent years we have been observing an increased inclusion of contemporary art and culture in the programmes of municipal galleries and museums, which are typically involved in art heritage preservation. Our goal is to discuss all these questions with the help of representatives of some of the most active institutions in the country, as well as of professionals who have been working in that direction for years.
there is not, there is not a soul
an exhibition by Dorota Gawęda and Egle Kulbokaitė
24 june – 31 july 2021
Swimming Pool is delighted to present "there is, there is not a soul", an exhibition by artist duo Dorota Gawęda and Egle Kulbokaitė that is to open on June 24, followed by a new iteration of the Young Girl Reading Group on June 25.
The Library of Our Encounters
While the Plum Trees Grow
Book Launch and conversation with Lars Norby
May 29 2021
Launch of "While the Plum Trees Grow," a photo book by Lars Nordby, Erik Nordby, Karima Risk, and Knut Nordby, with accompanying texts by Luchezar Boyadjiev and Hanna Gjelten Hattrem in English and Bulgarian + conversation between Luchezar Boyadjiev and Lars Nordby about the project
A Score for an Empty Swimming Pool – workshop with Yasen Vasilev
Part of The Possible Institution
May 27-28 & June 5-6
A research workshop with Yasen Vasilev about collective movement in the architectural space, offered by Swimming Pool and modified by the intervention of Maria Nalbantova in the frame of the project "The Possible Institution"
Workshop with Lubomir Draganov
part of THE POSSIBLE INSTITUTION
May 15 and 30
Workshop with Lubomir Draganov, psychologist and director acting as a representative of "The Institute for Creating an Illusion of Existence of Possible Worlds as a Means for Turning Them into Reality"
The Possible Institution
a project and an exhibition with Ina Valentinova, Yasen Vasilev, Lubomir Draganov, Stefan Ivanov, Maria Nalbantova, Radostin Sedevchev, Martin Penev, MIryana Todorova
24 April – 13 June 2021
a project about institutions – real, desired, past, internal, fantastic – and the possibilities within them. The Possible Institution is part of a series of studies included in Swimming Pool’s programme, which are devoted to the models of institutionality and processes of instituting today.
PRETTY SURE IT’S JUST THE WIND
An exhibition WITH MINHYEOK AHN, SO YEON KIM, KRISTINA LOVAAS AND RUDI NINOV
SWIMMING POOL AND GOETHE-INSTITUT BULGARIA
10 MARCH – 17 APRIL 2021
pretty sure it’s just the wind is a project and an exhibition by four artists who live and work in Frankfurt am Main that spans across two locations in Sofia: Goethe Institute and Swimming Pool.