An exhibition presents the fascinating story of Op Art's father
The Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza in Spain is presenting a retrospective of the life and work of Victor Vasarely that will remain open until 9 September. Op Art (from optical) emerged onto the artistic landscape almost simultaneously with Pop Art in the late 1950s and forever remained in the shadow of its near-namesake. Perhaps the explanation is that op artists experiment with shapes, colours and spaces, which is closer to design than to fine arts.
I do like to carry messages through my music that portray love and harmony
It was really beautiful and quiet, actually the perfect environment to grew up as a child. I was constantly biking and hiking through the forest, hanging out at the see, playing soccer from the age of 8, building our own skate ramps and all that stuff. I am really happy that I didn’t grow up in a big city.
 
Forty of Felix Nadar's best photo-portraits are shown in the National Art Gallery - The Palace in Sofia
The 5th edition of the Fotofabrika festival will be closed with the exhibition of Felix Nadar, world-known French photographer of the turn of the century period. The exhibition was organised in cooperation with the French Institute in Bulgaria and the National Art Gallery - The Palace in Sofia and staged by Jeu de Paume museum, Mediathek for Architecture and Cultural Heritage, and France's Ministry of Culture.
 
South Bulgaria's Black Sea heart
Adelina Lozanova
Surrounded by three lakes and the Black Sea, Burgas has rightful ownership of the name “coastal capital of South Bulgaria”. Even though the area was first populated during the pre-historic times, solid evidence of the existence of a settlement situated in the heart of the modern city dates back only to the period of the Ottoman occupation. It is believed that the name of the city is derived from the Latin word for tower “burgus”, often used in its Greek version “pyrgos”. The latter is the name used by the Byzantine poet Manuel Philes (14th century) to refer to the city.
Emil Tabakov conducts Symphony of a Thousand
More than 400 musicians from six different ensembles will share the stage of Hall 1 of the National Palace of Culture in Sofia on 27 June in a performance of one of the greatest classical pieces of all time - Symphony No. 8 by Gustav Mahler. It was written for large casts including an orchestra, a chorus and soloists, which is why it is often referred to as the Symphony of a Thousand.
Alessandro Safina stages his first concert in Bulgaria
World renowned Italian tenor Alessandro Safina will stage his first concert in Bulgaria with an accompaniment of the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra on 16 November.
New Michael Jackson musical in the making
The life of Michael Jackson will be told in a musical that will be written by Lynn Nottage and is being co-produced by the late King of Pop's estate. The as yet untitled show is expected to arrive on Broadway in New York in 2020. Nottage, a professor in the theatre department of Columbia University, is a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize.
Ex Libris Odyssey
Suzana Karanfilova
The exhibition of Assoc. Prof. Dr. Krzysztof Marek Bak, author of over 1,400 ex libris (bookplates) and commemorative drawings, was inaugurated in the San Stefano gallery in Sofia. It is titled Ex Libris Odyssey and will be open to public till 30 July.
Sofia Opera premiers Mamma Mia!
Over 60m people around the globe have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music of Mamma Mia! that make it the ultimate feel-good show.
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