I am an art historian, art critic and curator. The focus of my interests was the history of Bulgarian art of the first half of the 20th century.
I was invited to participate in the Herbarium exhibition by Nadezhda Lyahova, my friend and colleague.
I decided to illustrate important moments of my professional life with posters of exhibitions which I initiated and have been a curator or a member of the curatorial team, mainly in the 90s.
The posters I have kept are a synthesized memory of those moments. Somehow naturally this led to the choice of the form of collage. In my collage “Memory clippings” I used the posters for the exhibitions The 20s in Bulgarian Art, Jewish Artists in Bulgaria, The Unknown Sirak Skitnik, DA-gegen: Verbotene Ostkunst 1948–1989 (Official and Forbidden Art in the Former Socialist Countries 1948−1989) and several others.
In the process of collaging the recognizability of the separate poster, of the particular event of which it announces, decreased. Gradually, names of exhibitions and artists disappeared to almost complete illegibility.
The pieces of “memory” transformed into colour spots and abstract shapes, which merged into an autonomous collage image.
40х40х10 cm, collage, paper