site.btaThird Edition of Illustration and Graphics Festival Begins in Sofia
The third edition of the Festival for Illustration and Graphics (FIG.) opens in Sofia, themed "There must be some mistake", the organizers announced Monday.
In today's world of social and economic dogmas, an occasional mistake can often show us things from a new perspective and open up new possibilities, which is why FIG. invites us to accept mistakes as something necessary and beneficial, the organizers say.
Two group exhibitions, one solo exhibition, a series of workshops, film screenings, talks, a performative dinner, a book launch, a print bazaar are some of the events included in the festival programme.
The 2023 edition of the festival has for the first time both Bulgarian and international participants.
The festival opens on March 24 with a group exhibition entitled A Typo in the Book of the Self at the KO-OP Gallery in Sofia.
On March 25, the first of two workshops for children will take place at Sito Studio, and later a performative dinner "Cuisine (DU) Terror" with Vietnamese artist Trang Ha and live illustration by Alina Papazova.
On March 26 at Bobbina Cultural Space, the global film organization for women, trans and non-binary people, Girls in Film, will present a selection of short animated films.
On March 28, two exhibitions are set to open - a group show curated by Tiny Art Gallery, based in The Hague, the Netherlands, will take up residence in the post's window, and Punta Gallery will present the solo exhibition by emerging collective Raw Lab.
On March 29, Sofia Popiordanova will present her book Oscillations at One Book Bookstore, and on March 30, Hyperspace Social Hub will host a lecture/talk with Melbourne-born, Berlin-based practitioner Molly Rose Dyson. She is an illustrator, graphic designer and art director at Anomaly Bureau (Berlin).
On April 1-2, the Port.A cultural space will be transformed into a print supermarket of sorts, showcasing the results of a motion design workshop with graphic designer Paul Voggenreiter.