An exhibition shows its significant role in the continent's development
From a geographic perspective, Europe is a maritime continent. In terms of length of coastline relative to its overall size, Europe is the most sea-bound of all the five continents. Nevertheless, central and eastern Europe in particular can often seem very remote from the sea. At first glance, the sea for many nations only plays a role in the daily lives of those who live on the coast, or as a holiday destination. How fundamental the sea has been in shaping Europe's development, and the role it continues to play right up to the present day, is highlighted in a new special exhibition entitled Europe and the Sea.
Computers are exceptionally handy, all depends on who is using them
Irina Gigova
One of the programmes in this action of ours, comprising over 100 exhibits, is called Poster Appeal. And it is not by chance. To me, “appeal” means provocation, something that really cries out. I have visualised this idea in one poster featuring a huge shouting mouth.
 
Parallels and contrasts between the two artists revealed
A solo retrospective show of Francis Bacon (1909-1992) or Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966) is alone enough to draw in big crowds. But Switzerland's Fondation Beyeler in Basel is banking on a Bacon and Giacometti double impact for its blockbuster this year, which will be on till 2 September during Art Basel art fair.
 
Sanctuary by the sea
Аdelina Lozanovа
Most of the Bulgarian monasteries are built in hard to reach places in the folds of the mountains in order to be inaccessible for enemies and highway robbers. This tradition dates back to the Middle Ages and is kept alive during the Ottoman rule.
Art Basel displays 290 galleries, 4000 artists
The 49th edition of Art Basel will display 290 galleries showing the works of 4000 artists. It will open doors to public on 14 June and once again will present the contemporary art market trends, BTA reported.
Takeda Puppet Theatre pays first visit to Bulgaria
The Japanese Takeda Puppet Theatre is to visit Bulgaria for the first time. This will be a joint project with the puppet theatres of Bulgaria expected to wind up in September, the Kinesthetic Project said.
Never-before-heard Prince album comes out
The album with unreleased so far performances by Prince will be on the market 21 September. The disc comprises nine pieces and is played for 35 minutes. Its name is Piano and a Microphone 1983.
The Afternoon of an Ideology
The Afternoon of an Ideology, an exhibition curated by Georgi Lozanov and Georgi Gospodinov, was opened at the National Gallery of Macedonia in Skopje on 12 June, BGNES reported.
Metallica receives Polar Music Prize
Carl XVI Gustaf, the King of Sweden, presented Metallica and Afghani­stan's National Institute of Music with Sweden's prestigious Polar Music Prize for 2018 at a ceremony in Stockholm on 14 June, reports BTA.
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