On March 27th, 2020 Sariev Gallery launched an ongoing project #sarievselfisolation in the situation of self-isolation provoked by the COVID-19 pandemic.
#sarievselfisolation is a laboratory where the gallery was curating and presenting works of art, texts, videos, sounds, and images that express thoughts on this moment in the life of our world and visions about its tomorrow.
#sarievselfisolation was presenting new works created or developed in March and April 2020 after the invitation by Vesselina Sarieva and Katrin Sarieva. Each artist was in focus for 3-4 days.
The first stage of the project was between March 27th, 2020 and May 13th, 2020 – during the official lockdown in Bulgaria. In this time frame were presented Mitch Brezounek, Pravdoliub Ivanov, Dimitar Solakov, Kosta Tonev, Rudi Ninov, Maria Nalbantova, Snejanka Michailova, Michail Michailov and Zara Alexandrova. The selection was presented under the hashtag #sarievselfisolation on the channels of Sariev gallery in instagram, Twitter , and Facebook as well on the website of the gallery.
With the launch of the documentary film “#sarievselfisolation Pandemic Diaries”, 2020 by Kalin Serapionov and #sarievselfisolation Viewing room on Sariev gallery website in July 2020 are presented the artists Luchezar Boyadjiev, Stefan Nikolaev, Vitto Valentinov and Zoran Georgiev who also created works for #sarievselfisolation.
Vesselina and Katrin thank the artists for the great collaboration, the followers for their reactions, the collectors and the media for their interest!
We invite you to take a look on #sarievselfisolation here:
Viewing room #sarievselfisolation here – link
Documentary “#sarievselfisolation Pandemic Diaries”, 2020 by Kalin Serapionov here - link
The creation of the film and the viewing room are supported by Plovdiv Municipality.
SPECIAL FEATURE: #sarievselfisolation, Art Viewer, 20.05.2020
Interview with Mich Brezounek - Hristo Botev Bulgarian National Radio, Artefir, 02.04.2020
Boyscout - Against thr isoaltion 30.03.2020
Momichetata ot Grada 30.03.2020
Capital - Izkustvo pod kljuch - Selection of online project during pandemia 10.04.2020
Vesselina Sarieva : After the pandemic, there will be new art and a new artistic environment - Dnevnik 10.04.2020
#sarievselfisolation - a virtual exhibition of the present - Conversation with Vesselina Sarieva, Dimitar Solakov, Pravdoliub Ivanov - Artefir, Hristo Botev, Bulgarian Narional Radio 19.04.20
#SARIEVSELFISOLATION - Creative Emergency Response Bulgarian - Vesselina Sarieva in interview - Bulgarian National Television - 16.04.2020
This emergency situation in the world, caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, has forced us, similarly to all our colleagues, to close the doors of Sariev Gallery in Plovdiv for the prescribed period.
However, since our work has never been limited by the physical space of the gallery, art and thinking have been our passion for life; the artists with whom we work, the curators and writers are our family and friends; we as gallerists do not close the doors of our spiritual space and remain in constant contact with our circle by exchanging thoughts, ideas and visions.
Living in self-isolation and like everyone who follows the news, we feel that many people in the world are trying to consider the time in which we live from a different perspective or in a different vision from the one provided by the media. We know that art is what can connect us with the answers within us.
Beyond every familiar manner in which we curate exhibitions and projects, we decided to select images from our correspondence with the artists from the beginning of the pandemic, to invite more artists whose work inspires us to share with us works of art, visions, texts, videos, and sounds that express their thoughts on this global situation and their visions of tomorrow. They are artists, but also people like us, and we believe that you will feel them closer than ever.
You can find our selection in the next weeks under the hashtag #sarievselfisolation in the channels of Sariev in instagram, Twitter , and Facebook .
We are optimistic that the hope for tomorrow and the belief in today will be the contagion that will give us life.
Katrin and Vesselina Sarievi, Sariev Gallery