A visual poem by BOYAN MANCHEV | Project of METHEOR with the participation of Ani Vaseva, Stefan Donchev, Ivan Nikolov and Boyan Manchev / strx
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 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.
SOFIA ART MAP
reviewed and added locations
in collaboration with Liszt Institute | Hungarian Culture Center and Bike and Culture
Sofia Art Map returns with a new edition, with reviewed and added locations, in collaboration with Liszt Institute | Hungarian Culture Center and Bike and Culture.
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
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.
The Library of Our Encounters
ТHE LIBRARY OF OUR ENCOUNTERS
IN COLLABORATION WITH CHRISTOPH SZALAY AND FOTINI LAZARIDOU-HATZIGOGА
The Library of Our Encounters is a long-term project of Swimming Pool within the residency program with Akademie Schloss Solitude, dedicated to what has changed most radically lately: the encounter—as event, presence, time and meaning.
EASTERN EUROPEAN NETWORK EXCHANGE AKADEMIE SCHLOSS SOLITUDE
In 2020, Akademie Schloss Solitude’s Eastern European Network Exchange Program has been extended with new partners from Bulgaria. The three small art initiatives from Sofia, Æther, Swimming Pool and Radar, along with the Akademie Schloss Solitude and the Goethe-Institut Sofia, have created these new connections to draw attention to the cultural and artistic production of South Eastern Europe and for mutual exchange. Together, the three Bulgarian art initiatives created the RAD.OST residency program as part of the Eastern European Network. Find out more about the program here.
IN HER PLACE: GINA FOLLY & LORENZO SANDOVAL
A RESIDENCY ORGANIZED BY E.M.M.A. AND CURATED BY VERONICA VALENTINI
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.
WHAT WE KNOW
AN EXHIBITION BY ESRA ERSEN IN COLLABORATION WITH ALMA MATER GALLERY AT SOFIA UNIVERSITY AND BULGARIAN NATIONAL LIBRARY
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.
COLLABORATION WITH SIX ART SPACES
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.
SOFIA ART MAP
INSTITUTIONS AND INDEPENDENT SPACES
Sofia Art Map is a project driven by the desire to present an imaginative, growing, versatile, vibrant, cultural scene. This project is the fruit of love for a city we live in and want to share with everyone who visits us.
Sofia art Weekend in COLLABORATION with ÆTHER
Domus Aurea, or the “Golden House” was the name of a palace built by Emperor Nero in the heart of the ancient Rome. Its interior was truly marvelous: The rooms were covered in dazzling polished marble. There were pools on the floors and fountains splashing in the corridors. Frescoed walls, stuccoed ceilings, semi-precious stones and ivory veneers, above all – golden leafing was part of to the extravagant decoration.
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)
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.