About the exhibition
In April 2019, Open Space Foundation organised the final arts exhibition of the creative project ECHO: European Cultural Heritage Onstage, presenting all the artworks that were created during the art residencies in Bitola (North Macedonia) and Novi Sad (Serbia), as well as the creative documentary “Dark Vein” that was produced by Inter Alia and Caravan project.
The exhibition took place from 4 to 7 April 2019, in Veliki Preslav (Bulgaria), and was attended by representatives from the Professional School of Textile and Fashion Design (Varna town), the Professional School of Fine Art (Smolyan town), and the National Schools of Plastic Arts and Design (Kazanluk town). During its opening ceremony, the visitors had the opportunity to meet the artists and the directors, and discuss with them about their works, their sources of inspiration and the messages they wanted to get across.
- Martina Lapica (Bulgaria)
- Ivanka Stavreva (Bulgaria)
- Depy Antoniou (Greece)
- Aristaios Tsousis (Greece)
- Ljubica Meshkova – Solak (North Macedonia)
- Kiril T. Konstantin (North Macedonia)
- Snezana Petkovic (Serbia)
- Bojan Josic (Serbia)
- Stoyan Nikolov (Bulgaria)
- Ivan Grigorov (Bulgaria)
- Stratis Vogiatzis and Yorgos Samantas from Caravan Project (Greece)
and students from:
- Professional School of Textile and Fashion Design (Varna town)
- Professional School of Fine Art (Smolyan town).
|4 April||07:30 – 15:30 | Arriving in Veliki Preslav town and accommodation|
17:30 – 19:00 | Opening ceremony – in an old hotel Balkantourist
|5 April||09:30 – 17:30 | Plener of Students from:|
Professional School of Textile and Fashion Design (Varna town), Professional School of Fine Art (Smolyan town), and National Schools of Plastic Arts and Design (Kazanluk town)
17:30 – 19:00 | Screening of documentary “Dark Vein” by Caravan project and meeting with directors – in the big hall of the Municipality
|6 April||11:00 – 15:00 | Visiting the historical places: Archeological museum Veliki Preslav and the ruins|
17:30 – 18:30 | Opening ceremony of art production of students
|7 April||11:30 – 12:30 | Closing ceremony|
In case you missed the exhibition, you can have a look at the presentation of artworks and the exhibition materials, and catch a glimpse of what happened in the photographs below.
ECHO: European Cultural Heritage Onstage started on 1 June 2018 (kick-off meeting: 20-23 July 2018, in Athens, Greece), and ended on 1 June 2019.
If you want to learn more about ECHO, you can contact Nikos Pasamitros (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Veroniki Krikoni (email@example.com).
And of course, you can read the newsletters of the project.
ECHO was co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union. Also, it was sponsored by and carried out under the auspices of the Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports.