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    CANVASES is atravelling exhibition by Mariana Sarbova The project is financially supported by Burgas Municipality according to the Program for co… Read More
    CANVASES is atravelling exhibition by Mariana Sarbova The project is financially supported by Burgas Municipality according to the Program for co-funding of indipendant cultural projects, 2016. Read Less
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CANVAS, noun
1. A closely woven, heavy cloth of cotton, hemp, or linen, used esp. for tents, sails, etc.
2. A piece of this or similar material on which a painting is made.
3. A painting on canvas.
4. A tent, or tents collectively.
5. Sails collectively.
6. Any mesh-weave fabric of linen, hemp, etc., esp. one used as a ground in needlepoint. 7. The floor of a boxing ring, traditionally covered with canvas.

What is it to sail under canvas?
What does it mean to cut a sail - is it possible to transform it into something else by destroying it?
Where is the border between an ordinary object and a piece of art?
Do frames turn canvases into art-objects?

A project about traces. The idea was born by the sea but addresses the sails, the horizons, the wind, the travel in their abstract multi-layer symbolic. One can often see canvases on the horizon, with their own horizons farther away. We are canvases ourselves. We are all covered with scars and patches - from the path we are walking on, from joys and disappointments, from staring and waiting, from working and struggling. Hopefully, everyone would see their own dreams, non/existing plans and paths in the “empty” canvases.  For creating the “Canvases” worn-out sails were used. Their transformation into paintings exposes frames of their functional life. Cutting the sails to separate pieces is a symbolical sacrifice. Thus they have been turned into something else - into art. The images on the canvases are actually the traces of their life as sails. 
at Magazia 1, Burgas
at Magazia 1, Burgas
at Magazia 1, Burgas
at Magazia 1, Burgas
at Magazia 1, Burgas
at Magazia 1, Burgas
at Magazia 1, Burgas
At Orlovska 10, Gabrovo
At Orlovska 10, Gabrovo
At Orlovska 10, Gabrovo
At Orlovska 10, Gabrovo
At Orlovska 10, Gabrovo