Julian Rosefeldt | & others | Art. No Borders. Plovdiv.
Art Today Association & Center for Contemporary Art, Plovdiv, Bulgaria | 1.9.–30.9.2019
Art. No Borders. Plovdiv. is the exhibition with which the Week of Contemporary Art celebrates its 25th anniversary.

Art knows no borders and is open to everyone – this is what world-renowned artists, among them indisputable stars from Europe, the USA, and Japan, will show us as they gather in Plovdiv to offer the public a powerful encounter with contemporary art.

The artists will draw our attention to current topics that affect all of humanity, without exception: the exhaustion of natural resources, the ever more frequent natural disasters which have become a constant threat for the world, and the fragility of both human life and that of the planet.

The fundamental questions that the exhibition poses through the works of the artists are: who are we, the people of the 21st century; where are we going; and are we capable of sacrificing part of our present comfort in order to preserve civilization for future generations? The central theme – and the starting point – is, of course, the art itself and its undeniable capacity to touch us emotionally and intellectually. Is it also capable of mobilizing separate individuals and entire societies to undertake action in this moment that is exceptionally important, even critical, for humanity?

The exhibition will present works that captivate the senses and the imagination, executed in diverse artistic media – photography, video, film, installations, sculptures. Works already presented in international forums like the biennials in Venice, Liverpool, and Moscow will be shown along with extensive new productions created especially for the Week of Contemporary Art.

Plovdiv – European Capital of Culture 2019 presents the ideal framework for the exhibition, which is a part of the program of the ECC. The city and its artistic scene are connected with a global cultural network. And the Week of Contemporary Art “celebrates” art, which crosses all barriers and speaks in a universal language.