Sofia Art Gallery: quadrilateral 2013

Georgi Dimitrov. quadrilateral 2013

31 July 2013 – 1 September 2013

quadrilateral 2013 is a site-specific project conceived to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Kazimierz Malewicz’s Quadrilateral, commonly known as the Black Square. The piece appeared intuitively for the first time as part of the stage design for the opera Victory over the Sun in 1913. Later, in 1915, it was displayed at the Last Futurist Exhibition 0,10 in Saint Petersburg. The painting which heralded all other suprematist forms, titled Black Suprematic Square, is now an invaluable exhibit of the State Tretyakov Gallery’s collection in Moscow.

Referring to one of the very first non-figurative concepts which brought the essence of a whole new painterly and philosophical world, the installation attempts on comprising the developments of non-objective art for the past century by reducing the physical space to a two-dimensional image. Ca. 100 sq. metres of adhesive black folio sheet is applied on the floor, walls and ceilings to recreate the notorious masterpiece.

Georgi Dimitrov (b. 1980) is an artist whose work is based on the principles of non-objective and constructive art. In 2010 he founded the nonsofia association – a non-profit entity that offers institutional support for non-objective art in Bulgaria. Last year he organised orthogonal: international forum for non-objective art. Apart from an exhibition, the event included a number of documentary screenings and lectures which aimed at increasing the popularity of non-objective art in Bulgaria.

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