Fragmented stories: Sofia-Berlin
„Fragmentierte Erzählungen: Berlin-Sofia“


In 2017 the non-profit organization So Close, So Far expands its activities with the initiation of two group exhibitions in Sofia and in Berlin. The aim of the exhibitions is to strengthen the organization’s position as a driving force in the art scene in Sofia and to present its activities in Berlin. The exhibition “Fragmented Stories: Sofia-Berlin/ Fragmentierte Erzählungen: Berlin-Sofia” is the latest project of the non-profit organization So Close, So Far that initiates the joining of different fragments through two group exhibitions of contemporary artists from Bulgaria and Germany, which took place in Sofia and Berlin in 2017. The exhibition aims to enrich the art scene in both cities by presenting contemporary German artists from the Berlin art scene in July in Sofia and in September contemporary Bulgarian artists in Berlin.


 The fragmentation of time and space is a notable characteristic of our contemporary life. The connections between real and virtual, natural and urban, history and myth seem to have multiplied and make the easy and quick transition between one reality and another even more accessible.


 The exhibition in Sofia:


On July 6 at the Sofia History Museum and on July 7 at Goethe-Institut Bulgaria were presented two parallel exhibitions showing the works of 17 German artists from the Berlin art scene, who work with various media – painting, photography, video and installation.  Right after the exhibition opening at Goethe-Institut  an Artists Talk with guest authors and curators was organized. The exposition was opened until the end of July.




Andrea Streit, Andrea Sunder-Plassmann, Evelyn Sommerhoff, Jutta Barth, Marianne Gielen, Ina Lindemann, Peter Schlangenbader, Simone Kornfeld, Sebastian Kusenberg, Sigi Tourinus, Sandra Becker, Jürgen Kellig, Vadim Zakharov, Ute Richter, SOOKI, Sabine Schneider, Peter Lindenberg


 The exhibition in Berlin:


On September 29 in Berlin with an exhibition at the Gallery of the Union of Berlin Artists were represented 16 contemporary Bulgarian artists with their conceptual works, paintings, ready-mades and installations. On September 30 was organized Curatars Talk with guest authors. The exhibition was on view till October 22, 2017.




Elizabeth Thallauer, Vikenti Komitski, Boris Pramatarov, Deyan Yanev, Milena Neubert, Sandra Stoycheva, Magdalena Nikolova, Neli Georgieva, Irma Vodeva, Antoaneta Galabova, Kalina Dimitrova, Desislava Unger, Christo Guelov, Radostina Doganova, Ivan Kostolov, Zara Alexandrova.


 The project сх 2017 was organized by the non-profit organization “So Close, So Far” in partnership with the Union of Berlin Artists, Goethe-Institut Bulgaria, Sofia History Museum and National Agency for Bulgarians Abroad. Coordinators of the events are: Snezhana Joveva-Dimirova and Radostina Doganova. Curators: Ina Lindemann/ Mila Stareyshinska-Angelova, Nia Tabakova.


 General sponsor of the initiative in 2017 is Aurubis-Bulgaria, which supports the popularization of contemporary art in Bulgaria.