Still Life
...the rest is fog and wind

October 1 - November 14, 2009

In 2008 Rada Boukova became the first winner of the BAZA Award for contemporary art, an initiative of the Institute of Contemporary Art-Sofia realized jointly with The Foundation for a Civil Society (New York, USA). After her six weeks residency at the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP) in New York City, the artist is presenting her one-person show in the ICA-Sofia Gallery.

What do the following have in common: the interiors of Hans Holbein the Younger (1497-1543); the vanitas still-life paintings from the 16-17 c.; the Piero Manzoni “breath/spirit” from 1960; Andy Warhol’s silver clouds from 1966; the glossy objects of Jeff Koons; and the works of Felix Gonzalez-Torres...? They are all envisaged in the show of Rada Boukova through some rather amusing yet serious references. The artist is making those through the imagery, the materials, the technique, and the meanings while playing around and creating a provocative vision about the current attitudes in our society.