March 5 , 2012
"Contemporary Icons: Recent Art from Bulgaria" at Webster University's Hunt Gallery
Curated by Jeff Hughes
The "Contemporary Icons" exhibition is the first group show of contemporary artists from Bulgaria in the Midwest. The exhibiting artists are Daniela Kostova, Valdimir Mitrev, Ivan Moudov, Houben Tcherkelov, Kosta Tonev, Desislava Kostadinova Unger and Borjana Ventzislavova.
This exhibit demonstrates the range of important and vibrant works being created by artists in (or from) Bulgaria. Several of these artists have not been widely shown in the United States, however, each has been represented in major international exhibitions, including the 2011, 2007 Venice Biennale, Moscow Biennial of Contemporary Art, and Manifesta, etc.
The "Contemporary Icons" exhibition is comprised of works in various media, installation, video, photography and painting, yet all suggest a highly engaged and provocative understanding of contemporary international neo-conceptual practices. While not specifically political in nature, many of the works are directly linked to the theme of a post-Communist Bulgaria and how images can symbolically critique or even subvert structures of power.
The exhibition has been generously sponsored by the Arthur and Helen Baer Charitable Foundation with additional funding from MAC, RAC, Santo Foundation and the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts.
Friday, March 23-April 21
Opening reception: Friday, March 23, 6-8 p.m.
Panel discussion with exhibiting artists: Friday, March 23, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Winifred Moore Auditorium, 470 East Lockwood Ave.
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. or by appointment
Cecille R. Hunt Gallery
Visual Arts Studio, Webster University
8342 Big Bend Blvd.
Exhibit and reception are free and open to the public
Contact: http://websterart.wordpress.com/hunt-gallery/ 314-246-7171 or 314-246-7159