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Book of Travelogues and Photo Reports "Jordan by bicycle: My personal journey" by Nora Mihailova

07/06/24
Book of Travelogues and Photo Reports "Jordan by bicycle: My personal journey" by Nora Mihailova

On June 18, at 6 p.m., the book of travelogues and photo reports "Jordan by Bicycle: My Personal Journey" will be presented in the "Mission" gallery at the State Institute for Culture at the Minister of Foreign Affairs. This is the first printed edition of a Bulgarian author dedicated to the Kingdom of Jordan, one of the most remarkable Arab countries in the Middle East, with a huge cultural and historical heritage. The author Nora Mihailova is the wife of Ambassador Dimitar Mihailov, head of...

The Exhibition "Words - Windows / Wörter als Fenster" Celebrates Spiritual Growth through the Power of Words

28/05/24
The Exhibition "Words - Windows / Wörter als Fenster" Celebrates Spiritual Growth through the Power of Words

On May 27, the exhibition "Words - windows / Wörter als Fenster" by the German artist Wolfgang Nieblich and the Bulgarian-German artist Antonia Duende was opened in the "Mission" gallery. The event is organized by the State Institute for Culture under the Minister of Foreign Affairs in partnership with the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany on the occasion of the holiday of Bulgarian education and culture and Slavic writing - May 24. The opening of the exhibition took place with...

Premiere of Kevin Ireland's book "Backwards to Forwards: A Memoir" on May 31 at the Mission Gallery

20/05/24
Premiere of Kevin Ireland's book "Backwards to Forwards: A Memoir" on May 31 at the Mission Gallery

The book ,,Backwards to Forwards: A Memoir" by the New Zealand poet Kevin Ireland (1933-2023) is published for the first time in Bulgarian. It is a publication of the ,,Europe and the World" Foundation. In his memoirs, Kevin Ireland, who has translated the poems of Hristo Botev, Elisaveta Bagryana and other great Bulgarian poets, describes mainly his stay in Bulgaria during the period 1959-1961, as well as his shorter visit in the summer of 1969. The New Zealand literary writer tells with many...

Exhibition “Words - Windows / Wörter als Fenster” by Wolfgang Nieblich and Antonia Duende

17/05/24
Exhibition “Words - Windows / Wörter als Fenster” by Wolfgang Nieblich and Antonia Duende

The exhibition "Words - Windows / Wörter als Fenster" by the German artist Wolfgang Nieblich and the Bulgarian-German artist Antonia Duende at the Mission gallery is dedicated to the holiday of Bulgarian education and culture and Slavic writing - May 24. It is organized by the State Institute for Culture of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria in partnership with the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany and can be visited between May 27 and June 14, 2024. The...

The Unique Crimean Tatar Cultural Heritage is Revealed in the Newly Opened Exhibition "Qalqan/Shield" in the "Mission" Gallery

09/05/24
The Unique Crimean Tatar Cultural Heritage is Revealed in the Newly Opened Exhibition "Qalqan/Shield" in the "Mission" Gallery

On May 8, the exhibition "Qalqan/Shield" opened in the "Mission" gallery at the State Cultural Institute under the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria, which attracted the attention of the general public. The event was held in the presence of high-ranking guests - the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria, Mrs. Maria Angelieva, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the Republic of Bulgaria, Mrs. Olesya Ilashchuk, the artist...

The "Writing Diplomats" Program Continues with the Presentation of Svetlazara Kabakchieva's Book - "Heart-Shaped Stones"

07/05/24
The "Writing Diplomats" Program Continues with the Presentation of Svetlazara Kabakchieva's Book - "Heart-Shaped Stones"

On May 14, at 6 p.m., Svetlozara Kabakchieva's first book "Heart-Shaped Stones" will be presented in the "Mission" gallery, as part of the traditional programme of the State Cultural Institute under the Minister of Foreign Affairs "Writing Diplomats". The aim of the program is to promote new publications and books by current or former diplomats, as literature is an important tool for cultural diplomacy, getting to know and bringing communities together. The collection of fairy tales is the...

Exhibition of Crimean Tatar ceramics "Qalqan/Shield"

26/04/24
Exhibition of Crimean Tatar ceramics "Qalqan/Shield"

On May 8, at 6:00 p.m. at the Mission Gallery at the state Institute for Culture of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria an exhibition by the most famous Crimean-Tatar potter, honored master of folk art of Ukraine Rustem Skybin, titled "Qalqan/Shield”, will be opened. The project will consist of two parts: an exhibition of ceramic panels and a series of informational posters "Crimea and the Crimean Tatars". In twelve ceramic panels are used samples of authentic...

Exhibition “Mundus Novus” by Rikardo Druškić will Open at the Mission Gallery

27/03/24
Exhibition “Mundus Novus” by Rikardo Druškić will Open at the Mission Gallery

The State Institute for Culture at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Mission Gallery, are delighted to announce the forthcoming exhibition titled “Mundus Novus - The New World” by renowned artist Rikardo Druškić from Bosnia and Herzegovina. The exhibition will open on April 4, 2024, at 18:00 and continue until April 26, 2024. Mundus Novus - The New World is an artistic odyssey that delves into the intricate relationship between humanity and...

Exhibition of Contemporary Graphics from Asia Opens at the Mission Gallery

11/03/24
Exhibition of Contemporary Graphics from Asia Opens at the Mission Gallery

On March 7th, the exhibition "Contemporary Graphic Art from Asia" opened its doors at the Mission Gallery, part of the 9th International Graphic Arts Triennial in Sofia, which periodically presents an impressive panorama of contemporary graphic art with its various directions, national schools, and global trends, universally relevant to the entire graphic world. The exhibition includes selected works by authors from Iran, China, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. Special attention was paid...

VISIT TO THE MOBILE EXHIBITION "STORIES FROM VERBAL TIMES" AT THE MFA

19/12/23
VISIT TO THE MOBILE EXHIBITION "STORIES FROM VERBAL TIMES" AT THE MFA

Two alphabets were used in the Middle Ages in Europe: Latin (or Roman) and Greek. Those were the sacred alphabets of Christianity and all literature was written in Latin or Greek. In the late 9th century, that unwritten rule was broken once and for all. Bulgaria, one of the large states at the time that had recently converted to Christianity, started using two new scripts. The Glagolitic alphabet was brought in by the disciples of its creators: Constantine Cyril and Methodius. Men of letters,...

Exhibition of previously unseen works by the great Bulgarian artist Tsanko Lavrenov and presentations of a monograph on the English language artist

05/12/23
Exhibition of previously unseen works by the great Bulgarian artist Tsanko Lavrenov and presentations of a monograph on the English language artist

On December 12, 2023, an exhibition of previously unseen works by the great Bulgarian artist Tsanko Lavrenov will be opened in the "Mission" gallery at the State Cultural Institute to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In the exposition, a central place will be occupied by a work that is part of the rich art fund of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and which the team from the State Cultural Institute organized to arrive from the Bulgarian Embassy in Bucharest to be included in the representative...

Collective exhibition "HERE AND THERE: BETWEEN TWO COASTS" brought together Bulgarian artists from the USA

03/08/23
Collective exhibition "HERE AND THERE: BETWEEN TWO COASTS" brought together Bulgarian artists from the USA

The exhibition was officially opened by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Maria Gabriel   On August 2, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Maria Gabriel officially opened the collective exhibition "HERE AND THERE: BETWEEN TWO COASTS" in the "Mission" gallery at the State Cultural Institute. The special guest of the event was the US ambassador to our country, H.E. Kenneth Merten. "Art is a bridge between people. Through it, we get to know different...

Exhibition of the group "Bulgarian Artists Abroad" at the Mission Gallery

19/07/23
Exhibition of the group "Bulgarian Artists Abroad" at the Mission Gallery

The exhibition "Here And There: Between Two Shores" will be opened on August 2 at the Mission Gallery at the State Institute for Culture under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The exhibition, curated by Prof. Vassilen Vasevski, presents works of 11 Bulgarian artists, who live and develop their artistic potential overseas: Tatyana Avdzhieva, Atanaska Tassart, Stanimira Radulova, Yordan Ivanov, Lucien Dimitrov, Vassilen Vasevski, Mariana Kalcheva, Kamelia Tomanova, Evgenia Petrova, Ivan Mihov...

An Exhibition of Argentinian Artist Leticia Burgos Opened at the Mission Gallery

07/07/23
An Exhibition of Argentinian Artist Leticia Burgos Opened at the Mission Gallery

  The exhibition "Spirit and Matter" by Argentinian artist Leticia Burgos was opened at the Mission Gallery. The event is part of the SOFIA PAPER ART FEST 2023 program and is organized by the Amateras Foundation and the State Institute for Culture at the Minister of Foreign Affairs. The exhibition is under the patronage of the Embassy of Argentina and was opened by His Excellency Alfredo Atanasoff, Ambassador of the Republic of Argentina to Bulgaria. "It is an honor for the Republic of...

The Argentinian Artist Leticia Burgos will be Presented at the Mission Gallery as part of the Sofia Paper Art Fest 2023

29/06/23
 The Argentinian Artist Leticia Burgos will be Presented at the Mission Gallery as part of the Sofia Paper Art Fest 2023

Between July 6 and 28, 2023, at the Mission Gallery, you will have the opportunity to get acquainted with the works of Argentinian artist Leticia Burgos and her exhibition "Spirit and Matter". The event is part of the SOFIA PAPER ART FEST 2023 program and is organized by the Amateras Foundation and the State Institute for Culture under the Minister of Foreign Affairs. The long-awaited exhibition by the Argentinian author Leticia Burgos is the seventh consecutive exhibition from the SOFIA...

Literary Evening in Memory of New Zealand Poet Kevin Ireland

16/06/23
 Literary Evening in Memory of New Zealand Poet Kevin Ireland

On June 22, Thursday, at 5:30 p.m., a literary evening will be held in memory of the New Zealand poet Kevin Ireland - a prominent writer and translator - at the "Mission" gallery of the State Institute for Culture on the initiative of the "Europe and the World" Foundation. Kevin Ireland (1933-2023) is a writer who devoted a significant part of his life to Bulgarian literature and poetry. Already at the beginning of his career (1959-61), he translated Hristo Botev's poems into English, which...