NEWS

P R O G R A M M E
April 2021


Temporary exhibitions at the Museum:

Migrations in the Artist's Studio - solo exhibition of Robert Baramov
Portrits, Self-portraits and Caricatures - works from the Museum's art collection
Three Times Insides - solo exhibition of Gabrovo-based artist Nevena Ekimova;
Why So Serious? - solo exhibition of Houben Tcherkelov;
Cartoon Salon 2020:
45th National Cartoon Exhibition 2020
Solo exhibition of Lyubomir Mihaylov
Solo exhibition of Svetlin Stefanov
Garden Town - exhibition for children on the topic of the 24. Gabrovo Biennial of Humour and Satire in Art. Auhored by Nevena Ekimova.

April 9
6:00 p.m. - Concert by the band Humbertina - Mariana Ekimova (piano, vocals) and Nevena Ekimova (vocals) present compositions for piano and voice under the title Dark Heart. (Room 7, prior registration required)

April 23
Migrations in the Artist's Studio II - opening of a solo exhibition by Robert Baramov (Room 7; free admission)

08.04.2021


Upcoming concert!!!

Àn unusual concert will be performed by the band Humbertina on April 9, 2021, 6.00 p.m., at the House of Humour and Satire. Formed especially for the exhibition Three Times Insides, the band, consisting of Mariana Ekimova (piano, vocals) and Nevena Ekimova (vocals) will present compositions for piano and voice under the title Dark Heart. Created in different times and tongues, the songs share a common theme - the dark side of love. Besides classics of sadness by Nick Cave and Serge Gainsbourg, there will be songs less known to the general public, as well as surprising treasures of Bulgarian folklore.

07.04.2021




On April 1 the Museum of Humor and Satire celebrates 49 years since its inception. Whether we will go "cheaper" this year as well, i.e. without entertaining visitors and special guests, depends entirely on the next order to be issued by the Minister of Health. But we have already prepared a backup plan.

The celebration marking the Day of the Joke started on March 28 with a virtual visit to two Bulgarian schools abroad - Peyo Yavorov School in Brussels and Hristo Botev School in New York. The students learned about two of the most popular educational programs of the Museum: Gabrovo Humor and The Carnival. 30 families from the school in Brussels and over 60 families from the school in New York took part in this virtual event.

A surprise for hundreds of Bulgarian children will be the online participation of Dani Belev – a much-loved illusionist and a friend of the Museum. Dani is from Gabrovo and has a wonderful sense of humor. He is the engine of the Golden Cat festival - the biggest magic event in Bulgaria held in the humour capital.

The Facebook page of the Museum will feature the exhibition Quo vadis? - Latin maxims graphically interpreted by Bulgarian cartoonist by Boris Dimovski. Although the humorous drawings were created in the 1980s, and the maxims themselves are over 2000 years old, their essence is still relevant today. Satirist Radoy Ralin writes about the exhibition: :""The gods of Hellas were poets, while the gods of Rome were statesmen! Rome was unimaginable with just one mythology, a mainstay of professional and amateur art. Rome was a totalitarian state, representing an empire of multilingual and tribal peoples who, in order to be kept in bondage, necessitated Roman law. Rome had its own public life, dictators and tribunes, philosophers and Neros, but there was resistance to tyranny in these catchphrases, which, persecuted in their time, flew over to our age to be a measure of honor! “

On the eve of this special day, the Museum team raises the curtain on one of its latest projects - the online show Ah, This Variety Theatre! It aims to revive the memories of the once glamorous Experimental Satirical-Variety Theatre built to the Museum of Humour and Satire, which for generations of Gabrovo citizens, and not only, has stood for a once-in-lifetime experience.

Regardless of the circumstances, we will celebrate the power of humor and satire given to us as a potent immune stimulant to fight today's confused and anxious times!

30.03.2021

P R O G R A M M E
March 2021


Temporary exhibitions at the Museum:

Portrits, Self-portraits and Caricatures - works from the Museum's art collection
Three Times Insides - solo exhibition of Gabrovo-based artist Nevena Ekimova;
Why So Serious? - solo exhibition of Houben Tcherkelov;
Cartoon Salon 2020:
45th National Cartoon Exhibition 2020
Solo exhibition of Lyubomir Mihaylov
Solo exhibition of Svetlin Stefanov
Garden Town - exhibition for children on the topic of the 24. Gabrovo Biennial of Humour and Satire in Art. Auhored by Nevena Ekimova.

March 26
6:00 p.m.. - Migrations in the Artist's Studio II - opening of a solo exhibition by Robert Baramov (Room 7; free admission)

March 28
Online chat with the children from Hristo Botev school in New York. The Museum of Humour and Satire speaks about Gabrovo humour and carnival and its own history.

March 30
Opening of the exhibition Photo Jokes, featuring works from the collection in the Museum of Photography and Contemporary Visual Arts in Kazanlak

02.03.2021


P R O G R A M M E
February 2021


Temporary exhibitions at the Museum:

Portrits, Self-portraits and Caricatures - works from the Museum's art collection
Three Times Insides - solo exhibition of Gabrovo-based artist Nevena Ekimova;
Why So Serious? - solo exhibition of Houben Tcherkelov;
Cartoon Salon 2020:
45th National Cartoon Exhibition 2020
Solo exhibition of Lyubomir Mihaylov
Solo exhibition of Svetlin Stefanov
Alyosha and the Cat - video installation by Kamen Stoyanov and Katharina Swoboda
Garden Town - exhibition for children on the topic of the 24. Gabrovo Biennial of Humour and Satire in Art. Auhored by Nevena Ekimova.

February 12
6:00 p.m. - Opening of the exhibition Portrits, Self-portraits and Caricatures - works from the Museum's art collection

05.02.2021


P R O G R A M M E
January 2021


Temporary exhibitions at the Museum:

Three Times Insides - solo exhibition of Gabrovo-based artist Nevena Ekimova;
Why So Serious? - solo exhibition of Houben Tcherkelov;
Cartoon Salon 2020:
45th National Cartoon Exhibition 2020
Solo exhibition of Lyubomir Mihaylov
Solo exhibition of Svetlin Stefanov
Meanwhile, Elsewhere. The Century of Czech Comics - a guest exhibition from the Czech Cultural Centre, Sofia;
Alyosha and the Cat - video installation by Kamen Stoyanov and Katharina Swoboda
Garden Town - exhibition for children on the topic of the 24. Gabrovo Biennial of Humour and Satire in Art. Auhored by Nevena Ekimova.

January 22
6:00 p.m. - Opening of a solo exhibition of Gabrovo-based artist Nevena Ekimova (Room 7; free admission)

05.01.2021