In the Home of Vera Nedkova

31/01/2019 - 31/05/2019

‘In the Home of Vera Nedkova’ is a new programme of the National Gallery comprising a series of exhibitions, discussions and meetings in the premises of the Vera Nedkova House Museum.

The apartment in which the artist lived throughout the years invites us into her personal creative world, full of cosiness and intimacy. It was acknowledged by the artist herself as a space for sharing. This idea is at the heart of the programme for the continuation of Vera Nedkova’s will to turn her home into a centre for intellectual and artistic events.

The project opens with the participation of Anna Boyadjieva. A professor at the National Academy of Arts, she works in the fields of modern textile design, spatial objects and installation, using various materials, techniques and technologies.

At first glance incompatible with their creative pursuits and techniques, Anna Boyadjieva and Vera Nedkova correspond in an innovative way, the depictions moving from one space to another through objects and three-dimensional images. The intention is to seek a different perspective of perception as well as a visual communication between the oeuvres of the two artists. Their works find a common dialogue focused on the figure and female sensitivity.

‘The daring colouring and pasty application of paint in Vera Nedkova’s oil paintings are in contrast to my white plastic shapes made of different materials—textiles, synthetics, paper, metallic threads and others. Deeply connected yet extremely different—this is my feeling for this visual experiment and the combination of creativity and personal fates’, says Anna Boyadjieva.

Diana Draganova-Stier