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On the 8th May, at the Salon for contemporary art "San Stefano", the exhibition "Impressions from Argentina" was officially launched by H. E. Mr. Alberto Alfredo Manuel Trueba , Ambassador of Argentina in Bulgaria.

The project is conceived and organized thanks to the joint efforts of the Embassy of Argentina in Bulgaria, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Argentina, the Association of Bulgarians in Argentina, Radio "My Bulgaria" and AMATERAS Foundation.

The exhibition is part of Sofia Paper Art Fest 2019.This year a main focus of the festival is the establishment of long-term exchange with countries, where there is a large Bulgarian diaspora, and the presentation of the cultures of those countries. Argentina is a unique country, with an attractive emblematic traditions. In the field of art, artists have always been tempted by other cultures and have not remained impartial to global processes. The selection of artists working in Argentina is the first step in this process of exchange of exhibitions in the two countries. The partnering organisations are actively working on this exchange and the event in Sofia will be followed by a Bulgarian exhibition and discussion in Argentina in June 2019. The events will be documented and reflected on Radio "My Bulgaria", the most listened to Bulgarian media in Latin America.

The avant-garde space, Space for contemporary art "San Stefano", where the exhibition "Impressions from Argentina" is placed is in unison with the messages and the visual language of the artworks of the Argentinian artists. The power and the laconic language of black and white are dominating in this selection. 

More about the artists:

Leonardo Gotlib is a prominent Argentinian artist, with a number of international awards, who has presented Argentina at many international forums. His creative work mostly consists of paintings and graphics and is distinct with mighty structures of city’s architectural objects and raster compositions.

Leticia Burgos is a famous paper artist with a very active international work. She is drawn to powerful factures and work with handmade paper from different wild plants and very intense colour sound.

Maria Alejandra Korek is an artist, addicted to works with a strong civic position, or related to literature and philosophy. Many of them are made of Braille-paper, others from old books and newspapers with social and humane messages.

Silvana Blasbalg is a prominent artist with works reflecting the human and urban reality. Strong graphic vision implanted in photo collages from the present and the recent past, elegantly presented as wide panoramas of the modern city spirit.

Isabel Barbusa is an artist, working not only in her own country, but also in the USA, where she is developing her search of paper art mostly in objects. She is with abstract vision, discrete colourism and very strong form.

The five artists create one innovative vision and simultaneously submerge us in the contemporary Argentinian world with its processes in society.

Alongside the opening of the exhibition "Impressions from Argentina", the project "Letters to yourself" of the awarded by AMATERAS 2015 and 2017 Bulgarian artist Tsveta Petrova, was presented. This is how culture dialogue between the two countries was initiated.

Sofia Paper Art Fest is part of the Calendar of cultural events of Sofia municipality 2019.

The material was provided by the organizers.

Photos: Diplomatic Spectrum

Above: H. E. Mr. Alberto Alfredo Manuel Trueba, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Argentina to the Republic of Bulgaria, opens the exhibition "Impressions from Argentina".