SARIEV Contemporary, Plovdiv

Rada Boukova

August 29 – September 14, 2019

“One and the other”, Rada Boukova Solo Show

 

For Art-O-Rama 2019, Rada Boukova (Sofia, 1973) will pursue a long-standing reflection she has developed with Lazar Lyutakov as part of their joint project “How We Live” for the Bulgarian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale this year.

 

Noting the underestimated importance and constantly threatened by indifference of  the Decorative Arts in our daily lives, the french-bulgarian artist wished, with the unprecedented installation “One and the other”, to reaffirm its favorite precepts : every object at home must be beautiful, useful, present because all work must be accomplished with joy since there is nothing more important for ones existence than to follow the path of beauty, friendship and solidarity.

 

Following this line of thinking, Rada Boukova will propose for Sariev Contemporary ‘s booth an aménagement intérieur idéal (ideal interior design) composed of several artistic artifacts to which are intimately attached the memories of the four cities that have transformed her life, namely : Paris, Venice, Sofia and Istanbul.

 

At last, during their residency at La Friche Belle-de Mai, Rada Boukova & The Tropicool Company will prepare the musical and visual show “Pentagram” in the Jardins de Longchamp to celebrate the opening of the 2019 edition of Art-o-rama’s fair as well as « Talking to the Walls », a collective performances that will take place throughout the weekend on the gallery’s booth.

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Rada Boukova

One and the other (2018) Sofia
Double face found object
15 cm
Courtesy the artist and SARIEV Contemporary

Rada Boukova

How we live (2019) Venice
Extruded polystyrene modules 125x60 cm, pvc
Variables dimensions
Courtesy the artist and SARIEV Contemporary

Rada Boukova

Magic Spring (2014) Istanbul
IKEA Furnitures, plastic ball, magic snake
35 x 30 x 26 cm
Courtesy the artist and SARIEV Contemporary

Rada Boukova

Still Standing (2016) Paris
Chromed copper, Puma hat
30 x 25 x 25 cm, (video still)
Courtesy the artist and SARIEV Contemporary