NEWS





Chakarovs cartoons of symbolic figures of the artistic world


















On October 13 from 18:00 at the Museum of Humor and Satire is the opening of the exhibition Vasil Chakarov Chak. Cartoons, caricatures, collages, curated by Dr. Ruzha Marinska.
Vasil Chakarov is an artist known to the public primarily as a painter and graphic artist. The works in this exhibition, however, present him in a less familiar light - that of cartoonist, author of caricatures and collages.

More information on what to expect from the exhibition find here.


New Temporary Exhibition at the Museum!


















From October 6 to November 13 at the Museum of Humor and Satire you can see the 50 best cartoons from World Press Cartoon 2022. Come and enjoy this new temporary exhibition at the Museum!

More information about the exhibition, find here.


Comedy show - LAUGHTER THE BULGARIAN WAY

















When: September 20, 6 p.m.
Ticket price:BGN 10
For reservations: 066 807 229

After touring Bulgaria and part of Europe, one of the pioneers in stand-up comedy - Georgi Nikolov - Zhoroni (known from the comedy trio Nema K'vo), presents his solo show - in the "capital of humor" - Gabrovo.

The host of the event is also not accidental - the Museum of Humor and Satire.

They say that "of the whole soul, only the noble hearts can and dare*". Perhaps this is the reason why Zhoroni organized three shows with three different causes in less than a month. The sum of the tickets sold for the performance in Gabrovo will be provided for the purchase of new editions for the Museum's specialized library, which is about to be renovated and accessible to everyone within the framework of the "Address of Satire"** project.

Come to immerse yourself in the magic of Balkan, unadulterated humor...without a drop of censorship! Full 70 minutes will be comical, ironic, at times lyrical, certainly different and 100% epic.

Topics in the show:

- BG traditions
- A father and his daughter's jokes
- How to survive in marriage with a Russian woman
- A lot of se*, less se*, no se*
- Venice, gondolas, love
- The Student Brigade, banned sites and a state prison
- A Bulgarian in Siberia, but as a sworn son-in-law
- Who is the Spaniard Ricardo Marfin and why is he with Petya, and what did he do with the Bulgarian women
- BG Black Sea, the nudist beach and the events there
- Bulgarian TV formats, gourmet, falling in love, aggressive online marketing
- Cinema, Olympics and something else...

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Acquaintances claim that after this show, your smile will become a little wider.

Due to the presence of "spicy" humor, the show is not recommended for people under 16... unless they want to grow up a lot faster...

* quote from Sandor Petofi
** Project "The address of satire - creation of an exhibition from the fund of the Museum "House of Humor and Satire" - Gabrovo and an accompanying program on the role and limits of satire and its exposure in renovated spaces in the Museum", financed under the RA14 Program "Cultural Entrepreneurship , heritage and cooperation", co-financed by the EEA FM 2014-2021



We are visiting OPEN BUZLUDZA 2022!

















You will find us at the OPEN BUZLUDZA 2022 festival on Saturday, August 20, reminiscing about our iconic exhibition NONUMENT in the improvised pavilion of the Museum of Humor and Satire. We won't forget to take the Caricature mobile exhibition from the 25th Gabrovo Biennale, as well.

In addition, you will be able to buy interesting souvenirs.

What is more, all those who have not yet managed to participate in the radio-ballet "Nonument" - winner of the SAB IKAR 2020 national award in the "Contemporary dance and performance" category, will have the opportunity to do so on Sunday, 21 August at 11:30 a.m., in front of the Buzludzha monument itself.

Welcome!


We are visiting UZANA POLYANA FEST!
July 22-24, 2022
















Once again this year we are visiting UZANA POLYANA FEST.

Don't miss to visit our outdoor museum store, where during all three days of the festival you will be able to take traditional and non-traditional Gabrovo souvenirs, as well as our special series from the 25th Gabrovo Biennial.

On July 23 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. we will be in the youth area with the board game Terra Futura.

Through the game our partners from the Bulgarian Biodiversity Foundation raise the issue of climate and the future of the planet.

We are expecting you!

Our participation in UZANA POLYANA FEST is part of the accompanying program of the 25th Gabrovo Biennial of Humor and Satire in Art with the theme "Economy of means".



Birds Around Us - City Tour for Bird Watching in the Central
Part of Gabrovo with Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds

July 22, 2022
















When: from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Meeting point: In front of the Museum of Humor and Satire
Free entry

Join us for a city tour for birdwatching in the central part of Gabrovo with an expert from Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds (along the river) BSPB.

We will observe birds, some of which we may not even suspect, that inhabit the center of Gabrovo. It is necessary to use binoculars if possible. We start at 11:00 a.m. with a meeting point in front of the Museum of Humor and Satire. Then, we will head to the central part of the city - where the Sinkevitsa River flows into the Yantra River. The observation itself will last about 2 hours.

The event is part of the accompanying program of the 25th Biennale of Humor and Satire in Art with the theme Economy of Means.



Solar days in Gabrovo with "Greenpeace" - Bulgaria
July 15 - 17, 2022
















Opening: July 15, 8:30 p.m.
Location: Museum of Humor and Satire
Free entry

Join us between July 15 and 17 for our solar weekend. You'll be able to watch a screening of Patagonia's We the Power film about energy communities in Europe, enjoy a solar-powered concert, paint with your kids, and engage in conversations about how to produce energy from renewable sources and be energy independent.

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The event is part of the accompanying program of the 25th Biennale of Humor and Satire in Art with the theme Economy of Means. All activities will be held at the Museum of Humor and Satire, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and will be free to enter.

The event is also part of Greenpeace's campaign to ban fossil fuel ads. Support the petition now: https://act.gp/Ban-Fossil-Fuel-Ads-Sponsorships.

BRIEF PROGRAM
Friday
8:30 p.m. Opening with a screening of the documentary We the Power and thematic discussion
Saturday
10 a.m. 1 p.m. Solar Cafe on the topic "Energy from the Rooftop"
4 p.m. 7 p.m. Discussion on how to make an energy cooperative
8:30 p.m. Solar concert by the swing band Wet Pebbles + DJ set by ELEN
Sunday
10 a.m. 12 p.m. Activities for children and parents: solar drawings and lower bills



TRAUMA AND TRIVIA - Release party for Nevena Ekimova's artist book
June 30, 2022
















Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Museum of Humor and Satire
Free entry

Welcome to the Museum of Humor and Satire on June 30 at 6 pm for a drink, some music and a conversation with the author. You can buy the book on the spot. Admission is free!

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The fateful and the banal project onto each other in "Trauma and Trivia" - the latest printed edition of artist Nevena Ekimova.

In the two-color risograph-printed book, handmade from recycled paper, documentary-style texts and poems for adults are paired with phantasmagoric illustrations from a strange fairy-tale universe. The author explores the visual and semantic possibilities offered by the text-image combination to create tension between the outer and inner worlds of her characters. Her inspirations include stand-up comedy, memes, children's picture books and Japanese anime. The greatest credit for "Trauma and Trivia", however, goes to the everyday life and close surroundings of the author, which best of all manage to illustrate the tragedy, comedy and absurdity of life.

"Trauma and Trivia" is Nevena Ekimova's third self-published book. It was printed at No Point Atelier, Balanite village. www.nopointatelier.com

The project is realized with financial support from the National Culture Fund of Bulgaria.

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Nevena Ekimova is an artist who lives and works in her hometown of Gabrovo. She studied contemporary art and film in Norway and Iceland, and graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Gothenburg, Sweden. In addition to participating in exhibitions and publishing books, Nevena often collaborates with public organizations to create large-scale interactive installations for children and adults.

www.nevenaekimova.com
Instagram: @kakalelka



Sustainable practices in design and fashion: Gabrovo edition
June 25, 2022
















Time: 4 p.m.
Location: Museum of Humor and Satire
Free entry

Sustainable practices in design and fashion is a series of discussions and presentations in five Bulgarian cities - Ruse, Burgas, Gabrovo, Varna and Plovdiv - at the initiative of the Liszt Institute - Hungarian Cultural Institute in Sofia. Studio Komplet are co-organizers and partners in the project as curators and facilitators of the discussions. The event introduces the general public to a variety of practices that formulate an important change in the industry towards greener production and consumption. The focus is on innovative and closer to nature models for the extraction of raw materials and their use. Each of the selected Bulgarian cities is hosting a discussion on sustainability with two guest speakers from Europe, as well as a traveling exhibition with examples of sustainable fashion and design brands from the Visegrad countries.

In Gabrovo with a presentation and inclusion in a discussion participate:

Katalin Huszar from Hungary defines herself as a CMF designer, namely because she applies a hybrid way of working, combining in her practice the focus on colors, materials and the necessary finish. It is currently based in Barcelona and works for the automotive industry. She prioritizes building concepts for the future in the field of design and experimentation with new materials, research and collaboration with experts from other fields. One of the projects that the designer has been actively developing in recent years is notjustuseless. The idea is to collect used plastic straws in central parts of the city with many restaurants and to create new objects, installations and textures from them. Thus, through the design intervention, the waste gets new life.

Prasklo is a young art design studio from Prague of artists Petra Svejdarova and Klara Vaculikova, who manages the brand. Petra Svejdarova creates unique vases from glass or crystal waste materials and raw concrete. Empty bottles from bars, glassware from antique shops or crystal pieces from the prestigious Bohemian glassware, intended to be thrown away for small defects - the author collects them, cracks them with fire and cold water. She shapes the glass into flattering creations, emphasizing the beauty of the glass as a noble material that deserves to be placed on a concrete pedestal. Petra creates each vase individually with her own hands as a sculpture and each one is unique.



Presentation of the book "San San, Japan" by Juliana Antonova
June 21, 2022
















Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Museum of Humor and Satire, Hall of Giraffes
Free entry

"San San, Japan" is dedicated to love. Not the mysterious and not the dreamed one. But the one that is recognizable, sMuseum of Humor and Satireimple, heartfelt, perceptible, visible. Without a complicated process of deciphering the feeling. I am interested in the feelings of the Japanese.
Unconsciously, I try to meet and talk to ordinary people here. These are my lessons on the attitude of the good individual to the world and others.
Politeness, elegance in expression, finesse, admiration for quiet elegance, all this is "miyabi" - one of the oldest traditional ideals that you will find in communication with my characters. They lack rudeness, intentionality, irony.
I meet them everywhere, they teach me to grow old slowly and beautifully, to wait calmly, because "true patience is to endure the intolerable" with dignity. I share stories shared by them in "San San, Japan". - Juliana Antonova-Murata

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Yuliana Antonova-Murata graduated from the 91st German Language High School "Prof. Konstantin Galabov , then German philology and psychology at Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski . She was a lecturer at the Medical University in Sofia. As a longtime diplomat and a wife of a Japanese, she has the opportunity to live in different parts of the world - Germany, Russia, England, China, which she meets with curiosity and describes with love. She has diplomatic specializations in India and Croatia. However, her heart remains forever in Japan, where she still lives with her family.
The author is Bulgarian in patriotism, cosmopolitan in upbringing and Japanese in spirit. The talent to discover an inspiring story in a seemingly small event, the ability to talk to people to reveal the depths of their hearts and the gift of describing it exquisitely as in Japanese engraving, turn the books "Moshi Moshi, Japan" and "Uki Uki, Japan" in bestsellers.

The book will be available for purchase on site. You have the opportunity to get a personal autograph.



Stefan Valdobrev presents "BOOK OF SONGS" at the Museum of Humor and Satire
June 16, 2022











Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Museum of Humor and Satire, Hall of Giraffes
Free entry

The book is more than a musical biography of the artist. It is a kind of bridge of feelings and events intertwined in one that lead us to shared human territory. In it we are allowed to be exactly as we are - vulnerable seekers of happiness, breading music and art.

"Book of Songs", published by Knigomania, is the first book by Stefan Valdobrev, which can be defined as a literary album of texts, poetry and biographical stories. In it he manifests himself as a skilled narrator, describing honestly, sensually, without manners and pretense the creative process of creating 41 songs, covering the period from the 80s to the present day.

The publication takes the reader on an exciting walk: how a hit can be created from a random idea, syllables, pun or random verbal or musical phrase, refracted through the context of public events and through the prism of the artist's personal life.

Expect him to sing selected songs for the occasion with an acoustic guitar, not without the help of the audience.

Stefan Valdobrev is publishing "Book of Songs" on the occasion of his 50th birthday in 2020 during the pandemic. But the presentation of the work 2 years later will not be the usual. Creativity of Stefan Valdobrev can be felt with a certain setting of the senses, so prepare for an exciting experience that will touch you in different ways.

You will be able to buy "Book of Songs" on the spot and get an autograph from Stefan Valdobrev.



Our Cause is Bulgarian Nature
June 4, 2022











Time: 10:30 a.m.
Location: Museum of Humor and Satire, Hall of Giraffes
Entry: Museum ticket

A day before the World Environment Day, on Saturday, June 4, our friends from the Green Balkans and the Wildlife Rescue Center will visit the Museum of Humor and Satire with two workshops and a film screening aimed at protecting Bulgarian nature.

The Wildlife Rescue Center presentation, the animal first aid course and the children's workshop will be held only in Bulgarian. The film "Chronicle of a Dream Come True" will be screened at 3 p.m. with English subtitles.

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Green Balkans is a leading organization in the field of conservation of rare species and habitats in Bulgaria.
The Organization was established in 1988 being Bulgarias oldest nature conservation NGO. For its almost 20 years existence, Green Balkans has won recognition from international and national institutions, authorities, and donors as a welcome partner and a highly reputable and competent organization. This is proven by the public confidence in the Organization and its almost 4,500 Bulgarian and foreign members.
Thanks to Green Balkans hundreds of volunteers and experts, as well as the international and national support, the Society achieved significant results in the preservation of Bulgarias unique natural heritage.


Climate crises: art and activism
May 23, 2022













 

Time: 5:00 p.m.
Location: Museum of Humor and Satire
Free entry

Our visual story will reveal some of the most exciting projects of contemporary art, dedicated to nature and our interaction with it.
Large-scale, frank, daring, ironic - the examples tell about the complex relationships between man and his environment, whose cultural image is a synthesis of diverse views.
From an animated and noble "mother nature" to a lifeless collection of resources, understanding it defines the course of our future.
That is why contemporary art reacts brightly and intensively by exploring these processes, offering extraordinary ideas and perspectives for reflection.

Lecturers of the event are art critics Teodora Konstantinova and Radoslav Mehandjiiski, creators of the platform for contemporary art and culture Art and Culture Today (www.ARTandCulture.today).



THE WINNERS OF THE 25TH GABROVO BIENNIAL














We are proud to announce the winners of the 25th Gabrovo Biennial.

Contemporary Art section

From 39 artworks by 37 artists selected by Diana Campbell Betancourt, Luca Lo Pinto and Yung Ma, the winners are:

Golden Aesop Grand Prix

Dasha + Zhanar (Daria Pugachova and Zhanar Bereketova) from Ukraine and Russia For Stones - performance, video documentation


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





Gabrovo Award for Emerging artist


Denys Shantar from Ukraine For Wannabe Slav, appliques with found/collected fabrics







 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 






Honorable Mention


Ellinor Aurora Aasgaard from Norway For Missed Connections, animation film












 

 



Cartoons section

From 81 cartoons by 69 cartoonists selected by Anne Derenne, Alla Georgieva, Antonio Antunes, Niels Bo Bojesen and Rayma Suprani, the winners are:

Golden Aesop Grand Prix

Ivaylo Tsvetkov from Bulgaria Untitled, pastel, gouache








 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




Cartoon Award


Oleksy Kustovsky from Ukraine Sower, mixed media









 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Congratulations to the winners!

 


25th Gabrovo Biennial of Humor and Satire - Opening
May 20-24, 2022














May 20, 7 p.m.: New exhibitions official opening and award ceremony
May 20-24, 2022: Opening events


The Biennial continues until September 30, 2022 at the Museum of Humor and Satire, Gabrovo and parallel events in Sofia, Cherni Osam, Stara Zagora, Atanasovo Lake and Visitors' centre Poda, Burgas, Kamchiya, Madzharovo, Veliko Tarnovo & Central Balkan National Park
The theme of this year's edition is "Economy of Means".

645 artists from 77 countries sent in 1 100 artworks, out of which the jury selected 81 cartoons by 69 artists from 32 countries for the cartoon exhibition and 39 artworks by 37 artists from 20 countries for the contemporary art exhibition.
The third exhibition, titled "Sensitivity training", is curated by artist Olav Westphalen and includes 18 artists from 9 countries.

Main events in the program, May 18 24:

May 18, 6:30 p.m. - Goethe Institute, Sofia Opening of parallel leg of the exhibition Sensitivity Training, curated by Olav Westphalen

May 20, 7 p.m. - Museum of Humor and Satire, Gabrovo Opening and award ceremony, followed by ening of the exhibitions and awarding of the winners, Biennial tour and DJ party with ANNNA and Vasil Vladimirov

May 21 - Gabrovo 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. - Ct Dodi - Gad Dodi (It Is What It Is) - carnival procession

May 23 - Museum of Humor and Satire, Gabrovo 5 p.m. - Climate crisis: art and activism Lecture by art historians Teodora Konstantinova and Radoslav Mehandjiyski, creators of the Art and Culture Today platform for contemporary art and culture. The visual narrative will reveal to the audience some of the most exciting contemporary art projects dedicated to nature and our interaction with it.

May 24, Museum of Humor and Satire, Gabrovo 12:00 - 6 p.m. - Ritual Gatherings Festival & Forum Day Party - In addition to a lot of music, the day party will include a lecture on ecological activities.

May 18, 19 and 21, 8:30 p.m. - Waste Depot, Gabrovo Premiere of the dance-theater performance The Last Sunset

The Gabrovo Biennial is organized by the Museum of Humor and Satire, Gabrovo Municipality and Ministry of Culture.


TABLE STORIES | Presentation of the new book by Stoyan Nikolov-Torlaka
May 22, 2022


 

 

 

 

 





Time: 11 a.m.
Location: Hall of Giraffes
Free entry

Would you like to travel to a magical place where the Bulgarian spirit is alive and unchanged, such as can be found in old books? If you miss the old times or are simply curious about them, the ticket for them is hidden in the world of Divi Dol. Although a fictional place, it is every village and small town in the Bulgarian lands that you can think of. There, time flows slowly and uniformly, and every day something happens that is talked about for months.

Ridiculous, rude and untidy. Relentlessly funny and fabulously crazy. Such are "Stories for the Table" - the new book by Stoyan Nikolov-Torlaka. A historian by education, Stoyan Nikolov feels at home talking about the past. Torlaka publishes his own literature. "Popov Most" is his publishing house, which makes sure that his books see the light of day.



Exhibition Covers of Pras Press
May 19, 2022


 

 

 

 

 





Openning: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Orlovksa 10 Gallery

Pras Press turns five, still rude, young and daring. He lacks the first seven years, the idlers will say sarcastically. That's right, we will answer with resignation. But come to the Orlovska 10 Gallery on May 19th to see what the birthday kids don't lack. They do not lack the zeal and perseverance to convince you for five years of the insolvency of our political elite. They are not tired of pulling you to the edge of the puddle where our democracy is splashing. And they did not stop calling on you to defend your and our freedom. Neither did they get tired of serving you all the hypocrisy, impudence and lies that came from whoever in the world and in our country.

We present 30 legendary, masterfully executed covers of Pras Press, hanging on the walls of the hospitable gallery and longing to be admired. Not by the strong of the day, but by you. Because we have been together for five years and we will continue to be so. The cartoonists of Pras Press Alla and Chavdar Georgievi, Hristo Komarnitski and Tchavdar Nikolov invite you to the gallery on the 19th. Come and see them, you might buy them, you might not like them, and there might be free drinks.




THE PERFECT DEFORMATION | Lecture by Chavdar Nikolov
May 19, 2022


 

 

 

 

 





Openning: 5 p.m.
Location: Hall of Giraffes
Free entry

Caricature appeared in the 16th century as entertainment in the studios of artists from Rome and Venice. The conscious deformation of the visible flaws of the human face is preserved and developed to this day, developing separately as a separate genre in caricature. We call it a cartoon from the French charge, and the British call it caricature to separate it from the situational cartoon, which for them is cartoon. "The purpose of caricature is like the purpose of any art - to reveal the truth about us. But the cartoonist does it through perfect deformation, and the artist does it through perfect visualization,said Hannibal Karachi, who gave the first wording what caricature is.

In the second of a series of lectures on caricature, Chavdar Nikolov will talk about the development of caricature portrait from the 16th century to the present day:
1. Italy. Karachi, Bernini, Zanetti, Goetz;
2. The influence of "physiognomy" on the development of caricature in the 18th century De la Porta, Le Brun, Philippon, Daumier, Andre Gilles;
3. The British contribution "Vanity Fair" by Pellegrini, the American sequel to "Vanity Fair" - Alfred Fruy, Paolo Carreto, Ralph Barton. The Deformation Titans of the 20th Century in Britain Gerald Scarf, Ronald Searle, Rarf Stedman;
4. The Bulgarian model - Al. Bozhinov, Al. Dobrinov, D. Donev, St. Despots.




INTRO TO SENSITIVITY TRAINING | Satellite exhibition of the 25th Gabrovo Biennial of Humour and Satire
May 18, 2022



 

 

 

 

 




Curator: Olav Westphalen
Opening: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Goethe-Institut Bulgarien, Gallery

This exhibition is a prequel to to Sensitivity Training, one of the three exhibitions to be presented at the 25th Gabrovo Biennial of Humour and Satire, which is going to take place between 20th and 24th of May 2022.

This year's edition of the Gabrovo Biennial focuses on the theme Economy of Means and and is dedicated to ecological and economic problems, such as dwindling natural resources and the rapidly shrinking margin of error in which we find ourselves operating as a civilization facing social and ecological cataclysm. It is in this context that Sensitivity Training takes a tangential approach and focuses on underlying social attitudes, which may be as large a part of the problem as what we burn, what we eat, or whom we get to do our dirty work.

While all the artworks in this Intro employ humour, they represent rather different artistic approaches, ranging from the cartoonish and grotesque to the emotionally charged and psychologically complex, thereby announcing some of the themes and modalities of the larger biennial exhibition. They will hopefully make you want to see more works by these artists and their colleagues in Gabrovo.

In the meantime, come and visit the Goethe-Institut Bulgarien gallery, where works by artists Kasia Fudakowski, Camp Solong (Dafna Maimon and Ethan Hayes-Chute), Laura Pientka and Olav Westphalen will be on display. The selection includes video and art installations, ceramics and caricatures that use the tools of grotesque or "absolute" comedy in one way or another.

* Information about the opening of the Biennale: https://www.facebook.com/events/352193683397213/
* Details about the 25th Gabrovo Biennial of Humour and Satire: https://biennial.humorhouse.bg/
*More about the participants in the satellite exhibition at the Goethe-Institut Bulgarien: https://www.goethe.de/ins/bg/bg/ver.cfm?event_id=22955979



RADOY RALIN - A WAY TO SURVIVE WITHOUT STOOPING OURSELVES
May 20, 2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 










An evening dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the Museum of Humor and Satire in Gabrovo and the 100th anniversary of the birth of the satirist
May 12, 6 p.m.
Hall of Giraffes
Free entry

When Stefan Fartunov laid the foundations of the House of Humor and Satire in Gabrovo 50 years ago, he incorporated Radoi Ralin's thought: "The world survived because it laughed." Five decades later, what was inspired by the satirist and built by the visionary continues to spread the fame of Gabrovo around the world.
On May 12 at 6 p.m. at the Museum of Humor and Satire our guests will have the opportunity to learn the lessons of Radoi Ralin how to survive without stooping ourselves. Feel invited to come and become part of the event where we will present Vihren Chernokozhev's literary survey with Radoi Ralin "I Just Lived" and the phototype edition of the burned book "Hot Peppers".
Rositsa Chernokozheva and Kin Stoyanov will be guides in your journey through history and literature.

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About "I just lived ..." Literary questionnaire with Rada Ralin:
The literary survey with Radoi Ralin "I just lived ..." by Boyan Penev Publishing House is very valuable and interesting from a psychographic and even psychoanalytic point of view. Here is the whole mental world of the respondent Radoi Ralin, but also of the respondent Vihren Chernokozhev. Here the two reveal their intellect, their sensitivity, their senses, their ideas. Here are two personalities in a confidential dialogue. Radoi Ralin - extremely broad-minded, always with a clear civic position, with his life and creative Odyssey, and Vihren Chernokozhev - erudite and respectable, with no less audacity to the challenges.

This is a survey that is read in one breath; if you catch it - there is no abandonment. This is a "reconstruction", a representative sample of several generations of life. It could also be an occasion for later literary-historical and psychographic research.

In the photo: Stefan Fartunov and Radoy Ralin



The Last Sunset - Immersive Dance Performance

May 18, 19, 21, 2022

















The performances are free to attend after registering.
Book your ticket here: https://bit.ly/37Rtrkp

The Last Sunset is an immersive dance-theatre performance directed by Kosta Karakashyan, Antonia Georgieva (Studio Karakashyan, Bulgaria), and Carlos Aller (Frantics Dance Company, Germany), which will premiere in May within the official program of the 25th edition of the Gabrovo Biennial of Humour and Satire with the theme "Economy of Means", in partnership with the Museum House of Humor and Satire, Greenpeace Bulgaria, Environmental Association "For the Earth", the Regional Landfill for Non-Hazardous Waste in Gabrovo, Goethe-Institut Bulgaria, Regional Centre for Contemporary Arts "Topocentrala" and Plentix.

The performances on the 18, 19, and 21 of May will take place outdoors in the spaces of the Gabrovo Regional Landfill, which is located 10 minutes by car from the city center. The artists will take the audience through the different spaces of the Landfill at sunset, and in addition to the visual, the immersive experience will transport the audience into a dystopian future where we did not turn to sustainable energy in time. As our audience, please be prepared to walk and watch the performance on foot.

The topic of the negative impact of fossil fuels and their exploitation will be presented through a dystopian portrayal of a future without sustainable energy, but with all the negative effects on air and human health that are already a reality in Bulgaria.
The idea merging ecology and dance comes from the work of Kosta Karakashyan and Angel Bondov (Greenpeace Bulgaria) during a workshop for artists and ecological organizations hosted by the House of Humour and Satire Museum in Gabrovo.


"The Last Sunset" is co-produced by Goethe-Institut under the International Coproduction Fund and is realized with the support of the National Culture Fund under the "Socially Engaged Arts" program and the Regional Center for Contemporary Arts "Topocentrala".

Fossil fuel companies use advertising and sponsorship to portray their activities in a favorable light, while in fact continuing to operate in the old way with devastating effects on people, the environment. They use advertising gimmicks that portray fossil fuels as 'clean' and safe for our health while hiding the fact that they are contributing to the worsening climate crisis.

The Last Sunset supports Greenpeace's campaign to ban advertising and sponsorship by fossil fuel companies. The goal is to collect one million signatures from citizens across the European Union by October this year, with 12 000 signatures needed from Bulgaria. This support will oblige the European Commission to consider a legislative proposal to ban advertising and sponsorship by fossil fuel companies, similar to the ban on cigarette advertising because of its harmful effects on health.

Support the campaign here: https://act.gp/ban-fossil-fuel-ads-dance

Directors: Antonia Georgieva, Kosta Karakashyan, Carlos Manuel Aller
Executive Producer: Delyana Angelova
Choreography: Kosta Karakashyan & Carlos Aller
Dramaturgy: Antonia Georgieva
Dancers: Alexander Tsekoff, Iskra Dukova, Iskra Daskalova, Krastyo Metodiev, Aleksandra Talyokova, Suzan Georgieva, Bilyana Tsolova, Selene Martinez Giron, Carlos Manuel Aller
Creative Consultant: Diego de la Rosa
Set Designer: Boris Daltchev
Costume Designer: Pola Popova
Composer and Sound Engineer: Georgi Atanassov
Photographer and Videographer: Boris Urumov
PR & Marketing: Todor Barganov
Graphic Designer: Hasan Halilov
Ecology Experts: Angel Bondov, Gabriela Petkova, Meglena Antonova, Desislava Mikova, Bojidar Nikolov, (Greenpeace Bulgaria)
Supported by: Goethe-Institut, International Coproduction Fund, National Culture Fund of Bulgaria (Socially Engaged Art)
Partners: Greenpeace Bulgaria, Environmental Association “For the Earth”, Regional Landfill for Non-Hazardous Waste - Gabrovo, House of Humor and Satire Museum - Gabrovo, 25th Gabrovo Biennial of Humour and Satire in Art, Plentix



50 YEARS OF MUSEUM OF HUMOR AND SATIRE
April 1, 2022: Open day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




FESTIVE PROGRAM 

11 a.m. HOW GABROVO BECAME A CAPITAL OF HUMOR *  
New exhibition opening, hall 2 

Noon to 1:30 p.m. GREETINGS AND RECEPTION FOR OFFICIAL GUESTS
Hall of Giraffes

4:30 p.m. THE FREEDOM TO RIDICULE   
Lecture by Tchavdar Nikolov, hall 7A

6 p.m. THE IMMACULATE MAIDENS 
Exhibition opening:  Political cartoons by Pras Press cartoonists Alla and Chavdar Georgiev, Hristo Komarnitski and Tchavdar Nikolov, hall 7 

7 to 8 p.m. CONCERT BY THE BLUES ROCK BAND "THE BLUE JAM WAYS" 
Hall of Giraffes

Throughout the whole day our youngest fans can take part in the game DRAW ME A JOKE.

*The exhibition “HOW GABROVO BECAME CAPITAL OF HUMOR” is realized with financial support from the Ministry of Culture.
Sponsors: “Plam Plast” Ltd., Nikolinka Hinkova, “Tartey Consult” Ltd, AMK Ltd. Gabrovo
Partners: State Archive – Gabrovo, “Aprilov-Palauzov” Regional Library, Regional Museum of History, Gabrovo




25th Gabrovo Biennial of Humour and Satire in Art - 2022
Theme:Economy of Means


Preparation work on the organization and the holding of the 25th edition of the oldest international competition held by the Museum of Humour and Satire since 1973 has kicked off. The continued situation with the Coronavirus pandemic in this country caused a break from the tradition for the Biennial to happen every-odd numbered year. However, its organizers are firmly determined to continue its march forward inviting artists from Bulgaria and abroad to submit works to the competition addressing the 2022 topic Economy of Means.

The Biennial consists of two juried exhibitions - one for cartoons and one for contemporary art - and a curated exhibition, titled Sensitivity Training which, for the 25th edition, will be curated by the artist Olav Westphalen. The 25th Biennial will open on 20th May 2022 at the Museum of Humor and Satire in Gabrovo. The exhibitions will continue until 30th September 2022.

You can participate through the Biennial website www.biennial.humorhouse.bg where the full conditions of entry and the entry-form are published. You should submit the filled-in online form with your proposals until January 17th, 24:00 CET.

The Biennial is organized by the Museum of Humor and Satire with the support of the Municipality of Gabrovo and the Bulgarian Ministry of Culture.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO RECEIVING YOUR IMAGINATIVE AND INSPIRING WORKS!

17.12.2021


P R O G R A M M E
December 2021

Temporary exhibitions at the Museum:

Cartoons without Borders - works from the Museum's collection
Bulgaria in the European Puzzle - works from the Museum's collection
Starshel at 75 - visiting exhibition of portrait and self-portrait caricatures;
Some Like It Analogue - exhibition by Dobrin Atanasov and Lyuben Kuleliev
MEMORIAL. Classical Project in Contemporary Art - solo exhibition by Andrey Vrabchev;
Portrits, Self-portraits and Caricatures - works from the Museum's art collection
Cartoon Salon 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.

03.12.2021

P R O G R A M M E
November 2021

Temporary exhibitions at the Museum:

Starshel at 75 - visiting exhibition of portrait and self-portrait caricatures;
Some Like It Analogue - exhibition by Dobrin Atanasov and Lyuben Kuleliev
MEMORIAL. Classical Project in Contemporary Art - solo exhibition by Andrey Vrabchev;
Portrits, Self-portraits and Caricatures - works from the Museum's art collection
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.

November 11
6:00 p.m. - Opening of the exhibition Starshel at 75 - visiting exhibition of portrait and self-portrait caricatures (Floor 3, foyer)

10.11.2021

Ah, That Variety - online archive of the Experimental Satirical Variety Theatre in Gabrovo
No one and nothing is forgotten.

The Museum of Humor and Satire presents its latest project, entitled Ah, That Variety - an online archive dedicated to the Experimental Satirical Variety Theatre in Gabrovo.

The Variety Theatre in Gabrovo was an emblematic institution that existed in the period 1985-1999 under the same roof with the House of Humor and Satire. Regretfully, it was swept away by the whirlwind of the 1989 changes, like many other cultural institutions in Bulgaria.

The online archive, created in the form of an accessible and easy to navigate website, covers key moments in the history of the theatre productions of plays and personalities who began their careers in the Variety theatre and who are already established actors, directors, choreographers and musicians. Among the artistic directors were prominent names such as Nikolay Nikolaev, Vili Tsankov, Sotir Mainolovski and Nikolay Georgiev; first appearances the famous revolving stage made Denitsa Shopova, Nikolay Kipchev, Nona Yotova, Katsi Vaptsalov, Pepa Popzlateva, Teo Elmazov. Orlin Pavlov, Yoana Zaharieva and Stefan A. Shterev are from the younger generation of actors who played in the Variety theatre; national stars like Trick Vocal Group, Nikola Anastasov, Kamelia Todorova, Stefan Mavrodiev and many others came on tour. . The "Faces" section on the website features both the artistic team and the technical support staff that helped the productions come true. The online archive abounds in photographs, biographies, video recordings of productions, interviews and chronologically arranged press reviews.

The archive is accessible at www.variete.humorhouse.bg
The Museum of Humor and Satire would like to thank the State Archives of Gabrovo and the Aprilov-Palauzov Regional Library for their assistance in collecting the archival materials.

The project was implemented with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture.

29.10.2021

THE MUSEUM OF HUMOR AND SATIRE STAYS OPEN!

In connection with Order RD-01-856 / 19.10.2021 issued by the Minister of Health and in order to prevent the corona virus epidemic, as of November 21, 2021, the Museum of Humor and Satire is open only to visitors who present valid required documents a green certificate for vaccination, an official illness document or a negative PCR and / or antigen test. Admitted visitors need to comply with anti-epidemic measures: masks, hand sanitizers, distances, etc. The museum enters the autumn mode of operation on Monday, October 25, 2021.
For all those who do not have a green vaccination certificate, an official illness document or a negative PCR and / or an antigen test, the Museum has prepared a rich online program - the series Trash to Treasure, A Sense of Humour and Ah, This Variety - which will be broadcast on the Museum's Facebook and Instagram pages, as well as on the Youtube channel.

20.10.2021

P R O G R A M M E
October 2021

Temporary exhibitions at the Museum:

Some Like It Analogue - exhibition by Dobrin Atanasov and Lyuben Kuleliev
MEMORIAL. Classical Project in Contemporary Art - solo exhibition by Andrey Vrabchev;
Portrits, Self-portraits and Caricatures - works from the Museum's art collection
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.

15.10.2021

P R O G R A M M E
September 2021

Temporary exhibitions at the Museum:

MEMORIAL. Classical Project in Contemporary Art - solo exhibition by Andrey Vrabchev;
Photo-jokes - photographs from the Museum's collection;
Migrations in the Artist's Studio - solo exhibition of Robert Baramov
Portrits, Self-portraits and Caricatures - works from the Museum's art collection
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.

September 10
6:30 p.m. - Opening of the exhibition MEMORIAL. Classical Project in Contemporary Art by Andrey Vrabchev (Room 6)

September 16
6:30 p.m. - Christo. From Gabrovo to the Arc de Triomphe - opening of the exhibition in the Bulgarian Cultural Institute in Paris

September 29
6:00 p.m. - Some Like It Analogue - opening of an exhibition by Dobrin Atanasov and Lyuben Kuleliev (Room 7)

20.09.2021

P R O G R A M M E
August 2021

Temporary exhibitions at the Museum:

Photo-jokes - photographs from the Museum's collection;
Image Show - solo exhibition by J Pank (Yordan Pankov);
Migrations in the Artist's Studio - solo exhibition of Robert Baramov
Portrits, Self-portraits and Caricatures - works from the Museum's art collection
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.

August 25 - 28 - SUMMER CINEMA WITH FRENCH COMEDIES

05.08.2021

P R O G R A M M E
July 2021

Temporary exhibitions at the Museum:

Georgi Chapkanov through the Eyes of Ivan Bakalov - photography solo exhibition and sculpture pieces from the Museum's collection;
Image Show - solo exhibition by J Pank (Yordan Pankov);
Migrations in the Artist's Studio - solo exhibition of Robert Baramov
Portrits, Self-portraits and Caricatures - works from the Museum's art collection
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.

July 19
6:00 p.m. - Presentation of the poetry book "Soleni molekuli" (Salty Molecules) by Kaloyan Hristov (Room 3; free admission)

July 22, 23, 25 - Creative education workshops dedicated to the festival of ecology UZANA POLYANA FEST (UZANA Glade Fest) and the European Green Leaf Award given to the city of Gabrovo in 2021:

July 22
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Recycle into Usable Items (Room 4; entry charge - 5 lv.; for the holders of the card Freinds of Humour - 20% off)

July 23
11:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. - Gardening in the City (Room 4; entry charge - 5 lv.; for the holders of the card Freinds of Humour - 20% off)

July 25
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. - We Are Visiting UZANA POLYANA FEST (you will find us in the Children's Centre; free admission)

09.07.2021

P R O G R A M M E
June 2021

Temporary exhibitions at the Museum:

Georgi Chapkanov through the Eyes of Ivan Bakalov - photography solo exhibition and sculpture pieces from the Museum's collection;
Image Show - solo exhibition by J Pank (Yordan Pankov);
Migrations in the Artist's Studio - solo exhibition of Robert Baramov
Portrits, Self-portraits and Caricatures - works from the Museum's art collection
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.

June 9
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Opening of a youth competition for best ideas held in partnership with Gabrovo Municipality (Room 6)

June 17
6:00 p.m. - Presentation of the book Izlekuvai se sas smyah (Get Well Laughing) by Prof. Dimitar K. Dimitrov (Room 5; free admission)

June 18
6:30 . - Opening of the photography exhibition "Georgi Chapkanov through the Eyes of Ivan Bakalov" and sculpture pieces from the Museum's collection (Room 7; free admission)

June 25-26
Workshop for environmental organizations and artists - a run-up event to the 25th Gabrovo Biennial of Humour and Satire in Art - 2022.

07.06.2021

Upcoming event on Saturday, May 15, 11:00 a.m.
Meeting with artist and curator Olav Westphalen


Due to the ongoing pandemic situation and given the international scale of the event, the 25th edition of the Gabrovo Biennial of Humor and Satire in Art will be postponed to May 2022, when the Museum will also celebrate its 50th anniversary. However, this year we will offer the public several events to introduce the theme of the Biennale: economy of means in the context of ecology and lifestyle, as well as economy of means of expression in art and humor. The Biennale will encompass a competition section in which proposals from around the world will be selected by a jury, as well as a curatorial exhibition by artist Olav Westphalen.
On Saturday, May 15, 11:00 a.m. Olav Westphalen will be speaking about the ideas behind the title of the curatorial exhibition Sensibility Training. I am interested in ambivalent humor that does not end in an obvious punchline, but that remains in motion, questioning the things we think we know. I want to show artistic utterances that are either too little or too much or in the wrong place, situations, images, objects that treat the viewers shared reality like a rubber band, which needs to be stretched to the breaking point, says Westphalen.
Olav Westphalen was born in 1963 in Hamburg (Germany) and studied in Hamburg and at the University of California, San Diego. Today he lives in Stockholm. His works have been exhibited at Whitney Museum, ICA London, Swiss Institute NY, Moderna Museet (Stockholm), Brandenburgischer Kunstverein (Potsdam) and Museum Fridericianum (Kassel), and are represented in collections such as the Dallas Museum, Center Pompidou, Modern Museum and MoMA (New York).
Olav Westphalen is "an artist who always works humorously, but who rarely stops at the fun". His conceptual works frequently take the form of games, entertainment or cartoons, aiming to expose the cultural blind spots of contemporary society. He plays both sides of the HI-LO divide, producing mass-media comedy and cartoons. Except being an artist, Westphalen is a highly experienced curator.

13.05.2021

P R O G R A M M E
May 2021

Temporary exhibitions at the Museum:

Image Show - solo exhibition by J Pank (Yordan Pankov);
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;
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.

May 14
6:30 p.m. - Opening of the solo exhibition Image Show by J Pank (Yordan Pankov) (Room 6; free admission)

May 15 /Saturday/
11:00 a.m. - From Olelyinya to Carnival - a creative education workshop for children on designing and making carnival masks (Room 8; entry charge - 5 lv.)

May 21
9:00 p.m. - Night at the Museum and Pyjamas Party (free admisssion)

May 22
5:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Gabrovo carnival. Olelyinya in front of the Museum of Humour and Satire.

07.05.2021

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

08.04.2021


Upcoming concert!!!

n 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