Open Space Foundation invites you to an exhibition of photographs produced under the project “European Cultural Heritage on Stage (ECHO)”.
Dealing with traumatic experiences and traumatic inheritance is said to have therapeutic effects. ECHO focuses on the Dark Heritage as part of a local identity shaped by “unknown” and “unmentioned” facts that traumatize a group of people and define their culture. Many places in Europe are marked by traumatic events related to wars, genocides, massacres, ethnic conflicts, political or social oppression, looting of property, violence and death, which are inherent in their heritage, both material and intangible.
From October 2018 to May 2019, artists from Bulgaria, Greece, Northern Macedonia and Serbia explored the memories and recreated the past in their own way, with an appeal: DO NOT REPEATED EVER AGAIN.
Some of their works have been presented in a photo exhibition in the outdoor gallery in the park in front of the National Palace of Culture in Sofia (next to the Kabana Summer Cinema). Photo courtesy of: Vladimir Yordanov and Zahari Minchev from Hunt on Photos (Bulgaria) and Jelena Dukaric (Serbia).
Artists we present in the exhibition are: Martina Lapika and Ivanka Lyubomirova Stavreva from Bulgaria, Depy Antoniou (Greece), Aristaios Tsousis (Greece), Ljubica Meshkova – Solak (North Macedonia), Kiril T. Konstantin (North Macedonia), Snezana Petkovic (Serbia), Bojan Josic (Serbia), Stratis Vogiatzis and Yorgos Samantas from Caravan Project Productions, Greece, Stoyan Nikolov (Bulgaria), Ivan Grigorov (Bulgaria).
The project is funded by the EU’s Creative Europe Program, the National Fund for Culture, with the support and hosting of the Sofia Municipality, Program Culture.In a partnership with
: Inter Alia (Greece), Sphere (Macedonia), Vojvodina Civic Center (Serbia) and Open Space Foundation (Bulgaria)
Coordinator for Bulgaria: Open Space Foundation https://www.openspacebg.com/echo/