Sofia Arsenal – Museum of Contemporary Art
June 10 – July 11, 2021
SAMSI, 2 Cherni Vrah Blvd.
“Possible exhibitions” consists of a series of numbered drawings that show the spirit of the gallery Un Cabinet D’Amateur, which existed in Sofia from 2012 to 2017. The focus of the exhibition are the works and artists presented in it – Bulgarian and French, united by innovative thinking , the vision and the high criterion of the gallery’s creator Olivier Boissier. The project is implemented with the support of the program “Creative Initiatives” of the National Fund “Culture”.
In 12 large-format and over 70 smaller drawings Svetlana Mircheva shares her memories of ideas, events, images, exhibitions, works, meetings with artists and work moments. Using a fragmentary approach, signs and text, she revives individual moments, turning them into a visual archive of gallery life. The series of numbered drawings-memories begins with the first drawing of the manifesto of Un Cabinet D’Amateur for Artther Art Space in Sofia from January 2019, when the main concept for the current exhibition was formed.
The title derives from Svetlana Mircheva’s solo presentation “Possible Exhibitions” at Nurture Art Gallery, New York, in 2012 and her previous research, in which the gallery was seen as a place for possible exhibitions. “Possible Exhibitions”, 2021 launches a more in-depth project related to the study of prodigies around the world and other galleries working in a similar way. An integral part of the exhibition are a series of interviews that will be conducted during its duration with anyone wishing to share in a video conversation or short text their personal experiences related to the gallery Un Cabinet D’Amateur.