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.
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.
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.
IT'S TIME ALL THE TIME FOR RADICAL FRIENDSHIP
an exhibition WITH APPARATUS 22, ENTERPRISE PROJECTS, FLUENT, ODD AND TIER, AS INITIATED BY SWIMMING POOL
3 – 6 december 2020
a project initiated by Swimming Pool and hosted by Futura Prague at the time of lock-down due to the Covid-19 pandemics, which aimed to enable an attentive interrelation between art organizations in order to make concerns, politics, and action, but most of all invention, shareable across different contexts and ecosystems.
COLLABORATION WITH SIX ART SPACES
ONLINE & DIFFERENT VENUES
Swimming Pool participates in the NOT-PERIPHERAL PROJECT, an Instagram-based project dedicated to the European and Mediterranean experimental artspaces outside the biggest art centers.
EXHIBITION IN COLLABORATION WITH I: PROJECT SPACE (BEIJING), JENIFER NAILS (FRANKFURT), LAMBDALAMBDALAMBDA (PRISTINA), LIFE SPORT (ATHENS), LINDA (SOFIA), OPENING TIMES (LONDON), PEACH (ROTTERDAM), AND THE GREEN PARROT (BARCELONA)
7 – 29 NOVEMBER 2015
SWIMMING POOL is thrilled to present its second project: us, an exhibition in collaboration with I: project space (Beijing), Jenifer Nails (Frankfurt), LambdaLambdaLambda (Pristina), Life Sport (Athens), Linda (Sofia), Opening Times (London), Peach (Rotterdam), and The Green Parrot (Barcelona). Together with these eight art spaces, we will stage a series of curatorial and artistic interventions at the premises of Swimming Pool. For one week we will turn the space into an open house of us, which we warmly invite you to share.