Prints from Europe and the world shown in Varna
9 February, 2018
Some 100 original prints by artists from Bulgaria, Europe and other places around the world, collected by Varna's International Print Biennial Fund, are on show at the local City Art Gallery, BGNES reports. The exhibition is part of a project sponsored by the National Culture Fund with the Ministry of Culture within the framework of events showcasing Bulgaria's cultural heritage and contemporary art achievements during the country's EU Presidency. The exhibition is organised by the International Print Centre Association - Varna, established in 1995. The works on display in the current show are part of the International Print Biennial Fund, which has 1,652 prints by artists from 57 countries, compiled over the 19 editions of the event.
The exhibition Masterpieces of the International Print Biennial Fund, Varna presents 100 works by artists from leading print schools with contributions to the development of printing in the second half of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st century. It solidifies the biennale's status as a platform for the art of printing worldwide and serves as a testament to the fact that Bulgarian printing has an undeniable role in European and global processes.
The exhibition offers a chance to examine the national and global trends in the art of printing. It encompasses 50 Bulgarian and 50 foreign artists from 40 countries. Schools like Germany, Spain, Italy, Poland, Slovakia, Serbia, France, the Czech Republic and Japan are strongly represented in the collection, but countries like Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Egypt, India, Iran, Ireland, Cuba, Malaysia, Morocco, Mexico, Nepal, Peru, Thailand, Tunisia and others add an intriguing presence.