2 december 2011

hr-stamenov: presence

2011 young european artist trieste contemporanea award

HR-Stamenov, The first phenomenon of  W24° 58’59,43” N42° 07’55,29”01, 2010, video, 16:9, 53’’

Presence is the new show in Trieste of HR-Stamenov. The promising Bulgarian artist is the winner of the XII Young European Artist Trieste Contemporanea Award, the special prize awarded every year since 1999 to a new artistic talent in Central Eastern Europe.

HR-Stamenov graduated in 2007 from the Academy of  Fine Arts of Carrara. Known for displaying unusual phenomena in closed rooms such as trains or unexpected storms and interested in spatial visions that twist routine of social life, politics and culture of places, the artist gained a solid background in film special effects and site-specific art dealing with relationship between light and matter. This extra layer of reality, half scientific and half fantastic, is related to history and science and challenges the subjective view of reality. Iara Boubnova, the curator of the new show creted for Studio Tommaseo of Trieste, explains “HR-Stamenov is once again, although with a more modest set of associations, bringing the romantic project back within the space of contemporary art that is not really treated to much poetics nowadays. Counting on the interactive technologies and on the actual presence of the viewer, the artist is indirectly confirming the influential statement made by Albert Einstein: Imagination is more important than knowledge”.

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opening period December 10th, 2011–February 18th, 2012
opening hours Mondays–Saturdays: 5pm–8pm
free entrance


a Trieste Contemporanea and Studio Tommaseo production
with the collaboration of L’Officina
with the support of Regione Autonoma Friuli Venezia Giulia and Provincia di Trieste
with the participation of Casa dell’Arte Trieste