NEWS



P R O G R A M M E
October 2018

Exhibitions on show:
The World according to Todor Tsonev - retrospective exhibition. A project implemeted with the support of CULTURE Programme of Gabrovo Municipality;
Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Projects - signed posters and video footage from signature works by both artists (the exhibition continues until 26 October);
Born in Gabrovo - a documentary story about the Javacheff family and young Christo's first steps into the world of art (the exhibition continues until 26 October);
The Inventions - guest exhibition of the Children's Science Center MUZEIKO, Sofia (the exhibition continues until 31 October);
125 Years of the Birth of Bulgarian Satirist Rayko Aleksiev - cartoons by Rayko Aleksiev from the Humour of the Peoples art collection;
The Radical Games of Molleindustria - guest exhibition of computer games.

1 October
2:00 p.m. - At Charlie's club event with screening of film comedy The Gold Rush (starring Charlie Chapluin) and a film lecture given by Tsvetomir Tsankov (Giraffes Room, a club event for the holders of the 'Friends of Humour' Silver Card)

4 October
6:00 p.m. - Presentation of the book Christo, Vlado, Rosen and the Floating Piers by Evgenia Atanasova-Teneva (Room 3; free admission)

14 October
11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. - Table Games Day (Lobby on floor 3 and Room 6; free admission for the holders of Friends of Humour membership card)

21 - 22 October
11:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. - Children's tour in the world of cartoon - a two-day creative education programme (Room 7; admission - 5 lv. per workshop; admission for the holders of Friends of Humour membership card - 4 lv. per workshop)

25 October
6:00 p.m. - Opening of the exhibitions of the 2018 Cartoon Salon (Rooms 6 and 7; free admission)

27-28 October
6:00 p.m. - Treasure Island v.1.0 - a puppet show with mixed and virtual reality by Small Theatre Company (Giraffes Room)

10.10.2018
P R O G R A M M E
September 2018

Exhibitions on show:
The World according to Todor Tsonev - retrospective exhibition. A project funded under CULTURE Programme of Gabrovo Municipality;
Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Projects - signed posters and video footage from signature works by both artists;
Born in Gabrovo - a documentary story about the Javacheff family and young Christo's first steps into the world of art;
The Inventions - guest exhibition of the Children's Science Center MUZEIKO, Sofia;
125 Years of the Birth of Bulgarian Satirist Rayko Aleksiev - cartoons by Rayko Aleksiev from the Humour of the Peoples art collection;
The Radical Games of Molleindustria - guest exhibition of computer games;
DANUBEcartoons - guest exhibition organized by the Working Committee of the Danube Region (up to 9 September)
Graphic Art Set to Music - graphic works by Bulgarian artists from the Humour of the Peoples art collection of the House of Humour and Satire

10 September
2:00 p.m. - First meeting of the club At Charlie's and screening of Bulgarian film Lyubimets 13 (Favourite No13) (Giraffes Room; free admission for holders of the silver card Friends of Humour;ticket for film lecture courses for adults - 4 lv.; for students and people over 65 yrs. - 2 lv.)

21 September
5:00 p.m. - Screening of Panoptikup, a biopic about Bulgarian artist Todor Tsonev made by Yuri Bukov; discussion on the art of the artist within the European Heritage Days in the European Year of Cultural Heritage - 2018 (Room 5, free admission)

22 September (Saturday)
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - Spatial Drawings - creative education programme to the exhibition The World according to Todor Tsonev (Suitable for children aged 7-12; prior registration on tel:066 807 229 or 0884028581 is required; admission - 5 lv.; for holders of the card Friends of Humour - 4 lv.)

23 September (Sunday)
11:00 a.m. - A Bridge - workshop for families; screening of the documentary A Bridge to Christo; creative activities aimed at constructing bridges (Prior registration on tel:066 807 229 or 0884028581 is required; admission - 9 lv. per family; for family holders of the card Friends of Humour - 6.40 lv; individual ticket - 5 lv.; holders of the card Friends of Humour - 4 lv.)

25 September
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Humour from Japan - students from Bulgaria, Serbia, Romania and Macedonia studying Japanese language and culture present the humour and culture of far-flung Japan (Giraffes Room; free admission for holders of the card Friends of Humour; for the rest of the attendees are valid the regular ticket prices)

28 September
5:00 p.m. - Screening of The Curie Case - a children's feature film, with reference to REFRESH project - European Researchers' Night; provided with the kind cooperation of the British Council, Sofia (Giraffes Room; free admission; the film is suitable for children aged 7-12)

28.08.2018
P R O G R A M M E
August 2018

Exhibitions on show:
The World according to Todor Tsonev - retrospective exhibition. A project funded under CULTURE Programme of Gabrovo Municipality;
Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Projects, Born in Gabrovo;
The Inventions - guest exhibition of the Children's Science Center MUZEIKO, Sofia;
125 Years of the Birth of Bulgarian Satirist Rayko Aleksiev - cartoons by Rayko Aleksiev from the Humour of the Peoples art collection;
The Radical Games of Molleindustria - guest exhibition of computer games;
DANUBEcartoons - guest exhibition organized by the Working Committee of the Danube Region

Summer Cinema in the Park of Laughter

The films to be shown on 23, 24, and 28 August are kindly provided by Instituto Cervantes, Sofia.

23 August
8:30 p.m. - Placido (1961),directed by Luis Garcia Berlanga

24 August
8:30 p.m. - Las ovehas no perden el tren (2014), directed by Alvaro Fernandez Armero

28 August
8:30 p.m. - Requisitos para ser una persona normal (2015), directed by Leticia Dolera

29 August
8:30 p.m. - Zootrop (2016) - an animated feature film by Sotir Gelev and Penko Gelev

25.07.2018
P R O G R A M M E
July 2018

Exhibitions on show:
The World according to Todor Tsonev - retrospective exhibition. A project funded under CULTURE Programme of Gabrovo Municipality;
Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Projects, Born in Gabrovo;
The Inventions - guest exhibition of the Children's Science Center MUZEIKO, Sofia;
125 Years of the Birth of Bulgarian Satirist Rayko Aleksiev - cartoons by Rayko Aleksiev from the Humour of the Peoples art collection;
The Radical Games of Molleindustria - guest exhibition of computer games;
In the World of the Carnival - Biennial of Humorous and Satirical Children's Art

July 1-14, 2018 the Museum of Humour and Satire will be hosting an artist residency with the participation of Gergana Dimitrova (Bulgaria), Fil Ieropoulos and Foivos Dousos (Greece), Gunes Terkol (Turkey) and Veera Grimberg (Sweden). The residency is part of an international project entitled BORDERLINE OFFENSIVE: laughing in the face of fear and funded under Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

7 July
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - Spatial Drawings educational art workshop - an ancillary programme to the exhibition The World according to Todor Tsonev. (Admission:5.00 levs; prior registration by 5 July on tel: 0878 458 430 is required. (The workshop will take place only in case of a minimum of 5 registered participants.)

26 June
6:00 p.m. - DANUBEcartoons - a travelling exhibition showcasing artists from the Danube basin whose cartoons interprete aspects of the cultural, ecological, economic and social life along the Danube River. The exhibition is organized by the Working Community of the Danube Regions and the Office of the Lower Austrian Government, Department of Art and Culture and Department of Environmental and Energy Management.

30.05.2018
P R O G R A M M E
June 2018

Exhibitions on show:
The World according to Todor Tsonev - retrospective exhibition. A project funded under CULTURE Programme of Gabrovo Municipality;
Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Projects, Born in Gabrovo;
The Inventions - guest exhibition of the Children's Science Center MUZEIKO, Sofia;
125 Years of the Birth of Bulgarian Satirist Rayko Aleksiev - cartoons by Rayko Aleksiev from the Humour of the Peoples art collection;
The Radical Games of Molleindustria - guest exhibition of computer games;
In the World of the Carnival - Biennial of Humorous and Satirical Children's Art

9 June
7:00 p.m. - Concert of UKE DUO - PEPPY & VILIZAR

10 June
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Table Games Day. (Admission is free, but visitors are welcome to make a donation.)

16 June
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - Clay Heads educational art workshop - an ancillary programme to the exhibition The World according to Todor Tsonev. (Admission:5.00 levs; prior registration by 15 June on tel: 0978 458 430 or 066 807229

23 June
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - Tie up workshop for children (ancillary programme to the exhibitions Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Projects and Born in Gabrovo)

30.05.2018
P R O G R A M M E
May 2018

Exhibitions on show:
The World according to Todor Tsonev - retrospective exhibition. A project funded under CULTURE Programme of Gabrovo Municipality;
Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Projects, Born in Gabrovo;
The Inventions - guest exhibition of the Children's Science Center MUZEIKO, Sofia;
125 Years of the Birth of Bulgarian Satirist Rayko Aleksiev - cartoons by Rayko Aleksiev from the Humour of the Peoples art collection;
The Radical Games of Molleindustria - guest exhibition of computer games;
Black Touches. In Honour of Graphicature - guest solo exhibition of Prof. Ivan Gazdov.

9 May - Europe Day
European Carnivals - screening of films from the Museum archives(Throughout the day; admission: ticket to the Museum)

11 May
6:00 p.m. - Literary Evening. Presentation of Alek Popov's book The Pavaleevi Sistres on the Road to the New World (Admission: free)

12 May
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 2:30 -4:30 p.m. - Carnival Masks Worshop (Giraffes Room; admission: 5 lv.)

13 May
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 2:30-4:30 p.m. - Carnival Masks Workshop (Giraffes Room; admission: 5 lv.)

19 May
10:00 a.m. - Opening of the Children's Art Biennial-Gabrovo 2018 on the theme of In the World of the Carnival
1:00 p.m. - Guided tour of the exhibitions Christo and Jeanne-Claude.Projects and Born in Gabrovo
13:30 p.m. - Film programme: Christo at 75, (2010) made by Toma Tomov. (Admission: ticket to the Museum)
3:00 p.m. - Guided tour of the exhibitions Christo and Jeanne-Claude.Projects and Born in Gabrovo
3:30 p.m. - Film programme: The Road to the Gates (2005) and Wrapped Reichstag - 20 Yeras Later (2016) made by Evgeniya Atanasova-Teneva (Admission: ticket to the Museum)

20 May
11:00 a.m. - Guided tour of the exhibitions Christo and Jeanne-Claude.Projects and Born in Gabrovo
11:30 a.m. - Fim programme: Art for Two - Christo and Jeanne-Claude (2010) and Christo from Bulgaria (2015) made by Evgeniya Atanasova-Teneva (Admission: ticket to the Museum)
2:00 p.m. - Guided tour of the exhibitions Christo and Jeanne-Claude.Projects and Born in Gabrovo
2:30 p.m.- Christo at 75 (2010) made by Toma Tomov (Admission - ticket to the Museum)
4:00 p.m. - Guided tour of the exhibitions Christo and Jeanne-Claude.Projects and Born in Gabrovo
4:30 p.m. - Film programme: The Road to the Gates (2005) and Wrapped Reichstag - 20 Yeras Later (2016) made by Evgeniya Atanasova-Teneva (Admission: ticket to the Museum)

26.04.2018
Irien Trendafilov with a special 2018 prize for cartoon given by the House of Humour and Satire

For sixteen years running the Museum House of Humour and Satire is giving a special prize at the annual National Cartoon Exhibition held in Sofia. The prize comprises a diploma, the plaque The World Lasts Because It Laughs and an invitation to the winner to put on a solo exhibition at the Museum by the end of the year.

The prizewinner at the 43rd edition of this yearly review of the cartoon output in Bulgaria is Irien Trendafilov. Born in Plovdiv, Trendafilov published his first cartoon in 1968; sent works to the first edition of the International Biennial of Humour and Satire in Art (Gabrovo) in 1973 and joined the Union of Bulgarian Artists, section Cartoon, in 1988. His works have met the selection criteria of cartoon competitions and salons in Bulgaria, Macedonia, Belgium, Russia, Turkey, Mexico, Ukraine, to mention but a few. At the 22nd edition of the Gabrovo Biennial (2015), Trendafilov was presented with a prize given by the Ministry of Health of R.Bulgaria for a cartoon fighting against the consumption of tobacco products. The art collection of the House of Humour and Satire houses 14 works by the cartoonist.

On behalf of the Museum team - congratulations to Irien Trendafilov!

11.04.2018
P R O G R A M M E
April 2018


31 March
6:00 p.m. - Monologue of a Jester - pre-April 1 one-actor/author show of Volen Mitev (Giraffes Rooms)

1 April
46 Years of the Museum House of Humour and Satire. Doors Open Day.
11:00 a.m. - Opening of the exhibition The Inventions provided by the Children's Science Center MUZEIKO, Sofia (Room 4). After midday, the exhibition can be visited on the hour in groups of up to 25 people.
2:00 p.m. - Drawing on silk, with the participation of young artists from the School for Applied Arts under the guidance of Iva Pencheva, Gabrovo
Exhibitions: Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Projects; Born in Gabrovo; The Radical Games of Molleindustria; Black Touches. In Honour of Graphicature (guest exhibition of works by Prof. Ivan Gazdov), Cartoonists' Descent.

14 April
11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. - The Carnival on Gabrovo Planet - an art workshop for children and a cosmic party celebrating 12 April - International Day of Human Space Flight

18 April
Archirectural Modernism in Bulgaria and Architectural Modernism in Gabrovo - a joint project of the Gabrovo Regional Association to the Chamber of Bulgarian Architects, Arteria Society, 10 Orlovska Gallery, State Archives - Gabrovo branch, Museum House of Humour and Satire and with the kind cooperation of Gabrovo Municipality
4.00 p.m. - Opening of the travelling exhibition Architectural Modernism in Bulgaria (in front of the Museum House of Humour and Satire)
5.30 p.m. - A stroll round the central part of the town and on-the-spot acquaintance with some emblematic samples of architectural modernism in Gabrovo
6.30 p.m. - Opening of the exhibition Samples of Architectural Modernism in Gabrovo and a presentation on What Does Architectural Modernism Stand for? (Avram Gachev Lane in front of the Museum House of Humour and Satire)
7.30 p.m. - Concert given by the German ethno group Auraire

21 April
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - Landscape Collage - educational art workshop for children
2:30 p.m. - Guided tour of the exhibitions Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Projects and Born in Gabrovo and a film screening to them

26 April - The World according to Todor Tsonev - opening of a retrospective exhibition of works by the cartoonist (6:00 p.m., Room 5)

29.03.2018
A Belated Good-Will Visit


On 14 March 2018 the House of Humour and Satire welcomed Mr. Alex Aleksiev - son of Bulgarian artist, publisher and cartoonist Rayko Aleksiev. The visit was occasioned by the exhibition of original works by Rayko Aleksiev from the museum collection displayed to celebrate the 125 years since the birth of the eminent cartoonist.

Due to inclement weather conditions, Mr. Alex Aleksiev couldn't make it to the formal opening of the exhibition; however, though with a bit of delay, he met director Margarita Dorovska; was shown Mrs. Veneta Kozareva's presentation of the exhibition and was taken round the the rest of the cartoon exhibitions and the exhibitions dedicated to Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Mr. Alex Aleksiev shared memories of the turbulent history of his family and expressed a sincere interest in a more comprehensive display of his father's work at the House of Humour and Satire along with a presentation of his own books.

14.03.2018
P R O G R A M M E
March 2018


1 March
5:00 p.m. - Opening of the exhibition 125 Years of the Birth of Bulgarian Satirist Rayko Aleksiev showing works from the art collection of the House of Humour and Satire

3 March
11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. - Guided tour of the exhibitions Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Projects and Born in Gabrovo and a film screening to them

4 March
11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. - Guided tour of the exhibitions Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Projects and Born in Gabrovo and a film screening to them

5 March/
11:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.- Gabrovo - Brussels Direct Flight - art workshop for children (competition for making paper planes and rockets)

10 March
11:00 a.m. č 12:30 p.m.- Art workshop for children (ancillary program to the exhibitions Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Projects and Born in Gabrovo
2:00 p.m. - Guided tour of the exhibitions Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Projects and Born in Gabrovo and a film screening to them

17 March
11:00 a.m. č 12:30 p.m.- Art workshop for children (accompanying program to the exhibitions Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Projects and Born in Gabrovo
2:00 p.m. - Guided tour of the exhibitions Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Projects and Born in Gabrovo and a film screening to them

18 March
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Table Games Day (Giraffes Room) Admission: voluntary donation to the initiative Let's Play to the end of enlarging the exisiting library of table games

24 March
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - Tie up workshop for childern - (ancillary to the exhibitions Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Projects and Born in Gabrovo
2:00 p.m. - Guided tour of the exhibitions Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Projects and Born in Gabrovo
2:30 p.m.- Film screening to the exhibitions Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Projects and Born in Gabrovo

29 March
5:30 p.m. - Opening of the exhibition Molleindustria - Radical Games
6:00 p.m. -Opening of the exhibition Black Touches - graphicature by Prof. Ivan Gazdov

31 March
6:00 p.m. - Monologue of a Jester - a one-actor/author show of Volen Mitev. Admission: voluntary donation after the show

21.02.2018
„Satire is no good for cowering readers“, says Bulgarian humorist Veselin Zidarov

On 8th February at 6.00 p.m. in the Giraffes Rooms, the House of Humour and Satire will host the presentation of the latest novel by Veselin Zidarov, a humorist and cartoonist living and working in the town of Tryavna. Entitled Spiritual Arrhythmia, the book contains the author’s insightful views about the world we live in in the form of aphorisms and cartoons, puns, fables, narratives, jokes and stories. The novel was presented with the Aprilov Award for the best humorous book of 2017. The House of Humour and Satire is among the co-organizers of the Aprilov Awards, but it was the first ever award given by the Museum.

The name of Veselin Zidarov is frequently mentioned on the lists of entrants in various cartoon competitions and salons in the world. He is a long-standing and regular participant in the International Biennial of Humour and Satire in Art, and it is not the first time that the Museum features his art. Zidarov speaks quietly and hardly ever imposes his presence on other people; however, his cartoons and aphorisms leave an enduring imprint on the mind of those who chance upon his work.

So, Spiritual Arrhythmia offers wise thoughts that quite a few people might have had, but never been able to word thus memorably: “No matter how hard one struggles with himself, he cannot beat his vanity”; “The short-lived memory of the generations empowers the historians’ imagination”; “The longer we are disunited, the faster we are pauperized.” The satirist’s spear is aimed at the entire society – both at these who have brought the ordinary man down to a dead-end and a hopeless state and at those who have allowed that to happen.

The first literary evening of 2018 at the House of Humour and Satire promises an enjoyable encounter with Veselin Zidarov’s sense of humour and irony.

02.02.2018
Secong Edition of Gabrovo Game Jam
26-28 January 2018


For the second time now the Museum House of Humour and Satire is joining in the Global Game Jam - the world's largest hackathon focused on game development. January 26-28 the Museum will host the event Gabrovo Game Jam bringing together programmers, artists, animators, writers and lovers of table and computer games at one place. Grouped in teams, they will have to develop a computer or a table game up to the level of a prototype and then download it on the Global Game Jam platform. Each year the organizers of the world's largest game jam event set a particular theme around which the graphic vision of the game and the game logic should be develpoed. This year's secret theme will be anoounced on 26 January, at 5.00 p.m. when is the formal kick-off of the event in more than 90 countries in the world.

The organizers of Gabrovo Game Jam are planning a parallel event for children to create game.

The games developed at the House of Humour and Satire will be judged by a jury consisting of Margarita Dorovska, director of the Musem; Svetoslav Kosev, PhD., deputy dean of the Fine Arts Faculty at St. Cyril and St. Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo and Bozhidar Stanchev, PhD., expert in 3D models typology and lecturer at Constantine of Preslav University of Shumen. The judging criteria are the standard ones, however, what will definitely bring a bonus to the game developers is some focus on characters and storylines related to Gabrovo and the typical features of the Gabrovo citizen.

To participate in the event, amateaur and professional game developers can register at www.ggj.unriddle.it where all the details and rules can be found. Welcome to the Gabrovo Game Jam are also onlookers who prefer to hang around, but at the price of the entrance ticket to the Museum.

Partners of Gabrovo Game Jam are Gabrovo Municipality, St. Cyril and St. Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo, Gabrovo Technical University, STEMO Ltd.,PhotoPlace club, Gabrovo and Yavor kindergarden; the event is sponsored by VEDA Consult, FURNA Social club and MIG-Miroslav Stoychev sole proprietor.

15.01.2018
P R O G R A M M E
January 2018


6 January /Saturday/
2:00 p.m. - Guided tour of the exhibitions Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Projects and Born in Gabrovo
2:30 p.m.- Film programme: Art for Two - Christo and Jeanne-Claude made by Evgeniya Atanasova-Teneva, 2010; „Christo from Bulgaria, made by Evgeniya Atanasova-Teneva, 2015. Admission charge – 3 levs

13 January /Saturday/
11:00 a.m. - Landscape Collage workshop for children - part of the educational programme to the exhibitions Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Projects and Born in Gabrovo (prior registration on tel: 066807229; Admission charge - 3 levs). The workshop is suitable for children over 7 yrs.
2:00 p.m. - Guided tour of the exhibitions Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Projects and Born in Gabrovo
2:30 p.m. - Film programme: Christo at 75, 2010 made by Toma Tomov. Admission charge - 3 levs.

20 January /Saturday/
2:00 p.m. - Guided tour of the exhibitions Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Projects and Born in Gabrovo
2:30 p.m. - Film programme: The Road to the Gates (2005) and Wrapped Reichstag - 20 Years Later (2016) made by Evgeniya Atanasova-Teneva. Admisssion charge - 3 levs.

26 – 27 January
Gabrovo Game Jame / ggj.unriddle.it/

05.01.2018

MERRY CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS! HAPPY 2018 YEAR!





Two Must-See Exhibitions

On 27 October 2017 the House of Humour and Satire opened two exhibitions celebrating the world famous artist Christo Javacheff-Christo. The exhibition Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Projects features signed posters and video material from sixteen projects of the two artists, as well as some early works. Born in Gabrovo is a documentary exhibtion about the life of the Javacheff family in Gabrovo and young Christo's early steps in art. The story is narrated by Bulgarian journalist Evgenia Atanasova-Teneva.

The exhibitions are realized by Gabrovo Municipality, the Museum House of Humour and Satire and Society Our Bigger Gabrovo in parnership with Bulgarian National Television, Gabrovo branch of the State Archives and other institutions.

Detailed information on the exhibtions is published in the rubric Exhibitions/Temporary. The exhibitions will be on until 17 June 2018.

03.01.2018