Conference "Boris Georgiev"

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The Municipality of Varna,

Varna City Art Gallery “Boris Georgiev”

and the National Archives Agency

with the media partnership of BNT – RTVC Varna,

under the patronage of the Ministry of Culture and The Mayor of Varna – Ivan Portnih


are happy to require Your presence and participation


in the scientific conference, entitled:


"Boris Georgiev (1888-1962) – “Artist of the Spirit between the East and West",


one of the events celebrating 130th anniversary of the artist’s birth.


The conference will take place in Varna City Art Gallery on 26th – 27th October 2018 and will represent the joint efforts of the scientific societies, art professionals, archivists, librarians, media and communication supporters from Bulgaria and beyond with the aim of unfolding new facts about the life and art of the famous artist from Varna, Boris Georgiev.


Day 1: 26. 10. 2018 – Friday

13.30 – 14.30 - Registration of the participants – Varna City Art Gallery's Lobby – 1, “Lyuben Karavelov” str;

14.30 – 16.30 - Official opening of the Conference. Welcoming addresses of the academic and cultural societies, central and local administration.

Day 2: 27.10.2018 – Saturday

09.30 – 12.00 - Workshop in thematic panels:

Participants to report – hall N 15;

Video presentations of papers – hall N 15;


12.00 – 13.00 - Lunch

13.00 – 14.30 - Workshop in thematic panels:

Papers and reports of participants from Bulgaria and abroad – hall N 15;

Open discussions

14.30 – 15.00 - Official closing of conference

15.00 – 15.30 - Coffee break– Lobby of Varna City Art gallery

15.30 – 17.00 – A Visit to the District Museum of History – Varna

The organizers reserve the right to change the agenda, according to the number of participants.



Stela Kostova – communications manager, Varna City Art Gallery,

Tel: +359 52 612 363; 

Doroteya Pavlova – curator, Varna City Art Gallery, Tel: +359 52 612 363

9002 Varna, 1 “Lyuben Karavelov” str.




The organizers have arranged special rates of accommodation in hotels near the City Gallery:

1. “Astra” 3 star Hotel - 9000 Varna, 9 Opalchenska str, tel: +359 52 630 524, e-mail:;

Single room price - Bad and Breakfast – 50,00 BGN;

Double room price – Bad and Breakfast – 60,00 BGN

2. “Cherno More Interhotels” 4 star Hotel – 9000 Varna, 33 “Slivnitsa” bul, tel: 359 52 612 433, email:

Single/double CITY ECONOMY room price – Bad and Breakfast – 60,00 BGN;

Single/double CLASSIC room price – Bad and Breakfast – 80,00 BGN;

Double LARGE room price – Bad and Breakfast – 90,00 BGN;

Double DELUX room price – Bad and Breakfast – 120,00 BGN.

Travel and accommodation expenditure should be covered by the participants.



In 1999 Varna City Art Gallery was named after the Grate creative personality of 20th century – the artist Boris Georgiev. Picturesque paintings, graphics and drawings, donated to the Gallery by the adopted daughter of the painter and his inheritor Mrs. Virginia Giacometti – Georgiev from Italy, are exposed permanently in a special exhibition hall.

Born in Varna on 1-st of November 1888, Boris Georgiev and his art, like a lot of Bulgarian artists reaches enviable heights of the great cultural achievements of his age. He obtains the recognition of the critics with his exhibitions in Bulgaria, Germany, Italy, India, Brazil, as an innovator in the classic art, not as a modernist.

Boris Georgiev from Varna is a creator, who overpass and extends the national boundaries of Bulgarian art and enriches its stylistics in the 20ties of 20th century with a new spiritual content. His creations have their uniqueness with their universal artistic language, in which the ideoplastic principals, harmonic to the aesthetics and humanistic ideals of the Italian Renaissance Art are creatively enriched with the orientation into values of the East and the oriental philosophy.

Boris Georgiev is one of the most famous artists of his epoch. Hi enters in the orbit of thous spiritual leaders of 20th century, which with their epic views and through the ideas of art have withstood and have defended spiritual and social values in global politics. His intellectual invocation and personal contribution tries to preserve the essence of art and cultural heritage of mankind in time of two World Wars. In this way he overgrows his role of a painter and affirm as a significant European personality accomplishing an important spiritual mission through the art.

Boris Georgiev from Varna belongs to the elite of world personalities of 20-th century, for whom humanism is the only way to spiritual growing of civilization. In the portraits of distinguished personalities of his time - Rabindranath Tagore, Albert Einstein, Cardinal Merry Del Val, Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Princess Rajkumari Amrit Kaur Singh, Peter Deunov, Pandit Mohan Malavya, like no other he grasps in the living expression of their faces vibration of intellectual energy of their creative nature and with a great talent depicts that penetrating visual sign of internal harmony of spirit, symbolizing the profundity of human wisdom and insight.


Varna City Art Gallery team

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