© AM contemporary, Elsässerstrasse 248, CH-4056 Basel

The Culture Institute AM contemporary

is a platform for conceptual and performance art, production of video and documentary. The activities include presentations, organization of Art and Film festivals and Exhibitions.
The Culture Institute AM contemporary focuses on the international exchange of artists from Eastern and western Europe.

 

History:

An important event, organized by the Culture Institute 2007, remains in the cultural calendar of Basel. Under the heading Visually Immortality were held series of exhibitions, discussions, film presentations with authors from Balkan countries, focus Bulgaria. Part of the event was the exhibition Thracians Gold in the ancient Museum, Basel.
2014 the Film Festival Cinema Qerfeld, co-organized by the Culture Institute, received the award of the city of Basel for integration.
2018 at the International Aegean Documentary Film Festival, the produced from Culture Institut documentary DISTANCIA, 75 min, was awarded with a first award for international film.

Activities:

Fictional Biographies

Solo Exhibition 

Albena Mihaylova - Bendji

3. September – 17. November

4-channel video projections and accompanying music installation, a composition by the Korean composer for new music Junghae Lee.

Sofia Arsenal, Contemporary Art Museum

http://sofiaarsenal-mca.org/en/events

Les Reines Prochaines (Future Queen)
Multimedia performance 
14. September 2019

The renowned Swiss multimedia group "Les Reines Prochaines" from Basel, Switzerland. 
Muda Matisse, Sous Zwic, Francie Magdorin, Michel Fuchs are video and performance artists and musicians who have won the 2019 Swiss Music Award.

 

LITTLE WHITE CLOUD: The Edge Women

Exhibition

13. - 27. September 2019

Expect the unexpected! In their consecutive fifth event, the four artists will show a live picture again – “Little White Cloud”, dedicated to Albena Mihaylova-Benji. The overall presentation includes a video, an installation and a performance by the group. The duration of the performance will be approximately 20 minutes and it will consist of two parts: the first one held in the hall and the closing part held in the adjacent space in front of the gallery.

 

EARTHBOUND. Tales of Man and Nature

Exhibition

28. August – 20. September 2019

Curated by Marie Himmerich
Artists: Tolia Astakhishvili, Dani Jakob, Albena Mihaylova, Ani Schulze, Radostin Sedevchev, Dimitar Shopov, Martina Vacheva and Nico Joana Weber

Main location: Goethe-Institut Sofia (BG)

Second location: National Museum "Man and Earth"

https://www.goethe.de/ins/bg/de/

 

Open Art Files: Notes and footnotes

Exhibition

16. August – 30. September 2019
Kapana, Plovdiv

Plovdiv, Culture Capital of Europe 2019

Curated by Vera Mlechevska

Works by Adelina Popnedeleva, Albena Mihaylova-Bendji, Alexander Valchev, Alla Georgieva, Assen Ushev, Nedko Solakov, Neno Belchev, Oleg Mavromatti, Orlin Dvoryanov, Pravdoliub Ivanov and many others

http://openarts.info/

LISTE Art Fair 19, Basel

Generation between Enthusiasm and Destruction

10.–16. June

Kaskadenkondensator Basel

Curated by Albena Mihaylova Manz

AM contemporary is pleased to participate in LISTE 19 Art Basel 2019, with works by EDGE Women Group, Dimitar Genchev, Velizar Dimchev, Lyubomir Krastev and Kaloyan Iliev

https://www.liste.ch/the-show/

LISTEN TO US – ARTISTIC INTELLIGENCE

04. Apr - 30.06.2019

Plovdiv, Culture Capital of Europe 2019

Deutsche Telekom's collection presents contemporary art from East Europe. The project is curated by Nathalie Hoyos and Rainald Schumacher.

AM contemporary is pleased to participate with works by Bendji-Albena Mihaylova

https://plovdiv2019.eu/en/platform/revive/

 

PERFORMANCE MARSH

13., 14., 15. September 2019

Museum and Galleries Night

Plovdiv, Culture Capital of Europe 2019

AM contemporary is pleased to present Videos by Swiss Artists Muda Mathis and Sus Zwick, and Music Performance by Les Reines Prochaines.

Curated by Albena Mihaylova Manz

Partner Cu29, Plovdiv

 

FIKTIVE BIOGRAFIEN

Albena Bendji Mihaylova

Solo Exhibition

Video, Installations

3.Oktober-18.November 2019

Arsenal Sofia Contemporary Art Museum

http://www.sofiaarsenal-mca.org/en

 

 

PAST:

 

SWISS EXPERIMENTAL FILM

4. -10. April 2019

Kino Brotfabrik, Berlin

Short films by Reinhard Manz

Entschriftung der Greifengasse

Zeit-fragen

http://filmschweiz.com/

 

KOPF ODER ZAHL

Premiere Dokumentarfilm

from Reinhard Manz

22. Januar 2019

Kino Bourbaki, Luzern

https://www.kinoluzern.ch/kino/

EXHIBITION THE EDGE WOMEN

The Other Things

Performance/Video/Installation

5.12.2018 Gallery space in Plovdiv

 

SCREENING
Documentary DISANCIA, 75 min
30.11.2018, 6 pm
Czechoslovak club
15, Krakra Street, Sofia

EXHIBITION FORUM KÜNSTLERBUCH

Texturen, Schloss Pratteln CH

16.11.– 9.12. 2018

https://www.forumkuenstlerbuchbasel.com/

DISTANCIA 75`

First price Winner! Best Foreign Film Award!

AegeanDocs International Film festival

Dokumentary by Albena Myhaylova

Cine Arion, Mytilini

01.10 - 06.10. 2018 

greecehttp://www.aegeandocs.gr/index.php/en/

FOKUS BUCH KUNST

Premiere in Museum Trotte Arlesheim CH

28.–30. September 2018

Vernissage am 27. September 2018, 18 Uhr

PANCH at Liste 18, Young Art Fair Basel

Kaskadenkondensator, Burgweg 15, Basel CH

12. –17. Juni 2018

Vernissage 11. Juni

https://www.liste.ch/press/special-guests.html

PAINTINGS & OBJECTS

Peter Gospodinov at Museum Birsfelden CH

25.Mai bis 17.Juni 2018

www.museumbirsfelden.ch

NEOSCOPE 18

Performance Gathering

Rosengarten Kunsthaus Zofingen CH

12. Mai 2018

http://www.kunsthauszofingen.ch/aktuell/

MUST OR NOT

PANCH zu Gast im Kasko, Basel CH

Workshop Performance and Presentation.

4.-6. Mai 2018, Kaskadenkondensator Basel

http://www.kasko.ch/2012/index.php?/aktuell

FILME & VIDEOS

The Video Artist

Reinhard Manz at Freiraum in Basel CH

7. April bis 27. Mai 2018

www.68-88-18.ch

PERFORMANCE & VIDEO

«Thing, Nothing, Everything» 

by Bendji Albena Mihaylova

7. April 2018 

The Great Boudha Stupa Bodnath, Kathmandu, Nepal

KUNSTWORT & BILDTEXT
Kunsthaus Zofingen

10. Februar bis 25. März 2018

General Guisan-Strasse 12 / 4800 Zofingen CH

www.kunsthauszofingen.ch