Zeit und Ort:
15. März um 18:00 Uhr
123056 Moskau, Vasilyevskaya ul., 13
In collaboration with:
The Austrian Cultural Forum Moscow
Bulgarian Cultural Institute in Moscow
Bronenosets Potemkin 2014
Series of 98 drawings, 15 x 21 cm, Nero pencil on paper
The drawing series focuses on the silent film Броненосец Потемкин (1925) directed by Sergei Eisenstein. The idea about the interpretation of movies is part of a bigger project, which I have started in 2011.
The drawing series Bronenosets Potemkin consists of 98 pencil sketches on paper, all in a size of 15 x 21 cm. Black and white sequences of the film were used as sample for the drawings and afterwards they assemble into a new story. At the end of the drawing series I meddle with the scenario and it changes. A fact becomes a fact only when it is presented in a context; or when, in other words it is interpreted. In my project I am interested to sketch the historical realities and to manipulate them in a different way.
In 2014, in a very extraordinary manner Kovachev presented his solo show at Gallery Heike Curtze and Petra Seiser in Vienna. The series Bronenosets Potemkin (2014) with 98 drawings on paper was accompanied by a piano-player Hristo Popov, who performed works by Arvo Pärt and Einojuhani Rautavaaraas as a juxtaposition to the presented drawing installation.
In 2015, he presented the Series in a solo show at The Richard J. Massey Foundation of Arts and Sciences in New York.
His artistic idea and manner of re-interpretation follow a very clear concept in returning to the history of cinema and in creating new visuall experiences.
1981, born in Bulgaria, lives and works in Vienna, Austria
Studied by Prof. Franz Graf at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Austria