AIM Plovdiv 2019 – Local Connections

Presentation | Jovanka Popova  | AIM Plovdiv 2019 – Local Connections |  Sklad, Plovdiv, Bulgaria | 8 June,  2019 

AIM Plovdiv 2019 – Local Connections brings together a range of European artist-run initiatives to connect independent Bulgarian art scene with the surrounding regions and internationally. The project builds on AIM Network's long-term goals to facilitate connections, build new collaborations, strengthen the artist-run scene and make it accessible to the public. It develops the concept of working on a large-scale local basis across different but interconnected neighbouring regions. Despite the state borders, artists and curators often share similar social and cultural questions, common traditions and discourse in contemporary art, yet often they do not have the opportunity to meet in person and share their experience. The project will offer a range of events including public workshops, panel discussion, guided tour and exhibition. AIM Plovdiv 2019 is organised by AIM Network and Water Tower Art Fest and is realised as part of the official programme of Plovdiv 2019 ECOC

Welcome to the public events accompanying AIM Plovdiv 2019:

8th June / at SKLAD, ul. "Ekzarh Yosif" 16, 4000 Plovdiv
9:30 - 17:00 Panel Discussion & Guests Presentations on the topic “Local / Global artistic initiatives, exchange of practices and opportunities”, 3rd floor
18:30 Exhibition Opening, Presenting exhibition on the theme “Works on paper”, jointly curated exhibition as a process outcome, 4th floor
19:00 Performances from some of the participants, 4th floor

9th June
Performances at alternative spaces

Participants: AEther (Sofia, BG), Candyland (Stockholm, SE), the fridge (Sofia, BG), Responding: International Performance Art Festival and Meeting (Tokyo, JP), KRÆ syndikatet (Copenhagen, DK), Lateral Art Space (Cluj-Napoca, RO), LTMKS (Vilnius, LT), MUU Artists’ Association (Helsinki, FI), Ormston House (Limerick, IE), Pasaj (Istanbul, TR), Press to Exit (Skopje, MK), Sant Marc (Sineu, Mallorca, ES), Small Projects (Tromsø, NO), Snehta Residency (Athens, GR), >top (Berlin, DE), U10 (Belgrade, RS), Water Tower Art Fest (Sofia, BG), Art today (Plovdiv, BG), Doma Art foundation (Sofia, BG), Contemporary art gallery CU29 (Plovdiv, BG), Gallery PLOVEDIV (Plovdiv, BG), Art Studios near river Maritsa (Plovdiv, BG), Studio 2 (Plovdiv, BG), Gallery Geshev Arsenal of arts (Plovdiv, BG)
AIM Network