URBAN ART THERAPY is an exhibition looking at options to “cure” the city through art.
It brings together the views of young artists on the possibilities for artistic interventions in so called “negative” urban areas. Every city has its problem areas – negatively charged areas that create aesthetic and emotional stress. The aim of the exhibition is to seek various options for using the resources of art and culture like a “therapy” for the sick urban areas. Therapy that fix public attention to specific bottlenecks, while providing options for solutions beyond the daily conventionality.
The project looks for the visions and viewpoints of the youngest members of the artistic community – students who are preparing in the visual and plastic arts. They are those people who already have opinions, ideas and guidance, while not limited to the professional routine.
The exhibition features students from the “Arts” at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”.
Along with the projects, the documentation of workshops to address urban spaces was presented.
In the project take part students from several art schools, who are involved in artistic and educational campaign “Parallel steps parallel spaces.”
time and place:
November 19 – December 2 , Alma Mater Gallery (Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”.)
Veselin Nikolov, Evelina Bankova, Ekaterina Veleva, Ilonka Asenova, Ina Nikolova, Ioanna Dimova, Reni Krusteva.
Curator of the exhibition is Dobrin Atanasov – professor of ntemporary art in Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”
The exhibition is part of Sofia Architecture Week