Vernissage on Thursday, 7 July, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

SAMCA’s summer exhibition exemplifies the globally popular form of accrochage—a collective display of works by various artists bound solely by the subjective interest of the exhibition organisers. The idea is that of Nadezhda Dzhakova, who invited her colleagues—curators at the National Gallery—as her collaborators, to present their impressions of the Bulgarian art scene over the past year. Boryana Valchanova, Diana Draganova-Stier, Martina Yordanova, Nikolay Ushtavaliiski, Yana Bratanova and Iara Boubnova, along with the initiator herself, have selected works created by artists with different perceptions of art emanating from their individual concepts, and having taken part in disparate curatorial projects.

This fragmentary sample does not claim to reconstruct the entire landscape of Bulgarian contemporary art, but is a singular attempt to visualise its diversity in that very moment before the public.

The exhibition brings together works by the artists Adelina Popnedeleva, Aksiniya Peycheva, Boris Dalchev, Vitto Valentinov, Galab Galabov, J. PANK, Iglika Hristova, Kalin Serapionov, Kamen Starchev, Krasimir Karabadzhakov, Lubri, Lyudmil Lazarov, Maria Nalbantova, Martin Atanassov, Mihaela Dobreva, Radostin Sedevchev, RASSIM®, Sasho Stoitzov, Stanimir Genov, Stoyan Iliev, Filip Popoff and Yuliy Takov.