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VYARA BOYADJIEVA

The skilled observer who tells stories in the most universal language – the visual one

Kapka Kassabova And The Unwitting Polyphony Of Balkan Literature

Where the writer sees clear signs that the peripheral languages are becoming more central

Making anywhere feel like home: the photography of Vanessa Winship and George Georgiou

Shortly before their exhibition in Sofia, the duo tell us how they go about getting to know the unknown from Kosovo to Turkey via Bulgaria.

Italian artist Valentina Sciarra found creative freedom in Sofia

Print me a nest

The fellowship of graphic painters Zoran Mishe, Goran Trichkovski, Vasil Angelov, Pavel Tselkoski and Ivan Mateev, or Print Nest, who create their creative "nest" in the heart of the city.

Directing with Dignity

"Spontaneous" is a word that often sneaks into Adela Peeva's stories when she is talking about her movies. Spontaneity seems to work for her – she recently turned seventy-five, and she marked the occasion with screenings of a selection of her films, from the more recent titles to ones that are rarely shown or were outright banned during totalitarianism.

Peace-creators: Maria Kinovych

Maria Kinovych is a Ukrainian illustrator. In March, we find her outside Kyiv. After the military attacks began, she left her home in the capital and moved to western Ukraine.

Director and screenwriter Andrey Paounov is well known to connoisseurs of documentary cinema around the world with his trilogy about the "absurdities of the transition period."

Animators Against War

In late February, hundreds of Russian animators joined their Ukrainian counterparts in condemning the war in a collective statement. Just a few days later, "Animators Against War" appeared in Russia – a collective of more than a hundred artists who created a series of short videos whose main message was "No to war."