from the Black Sea 14.X - 2.XI2013
Черно море – Bulgarian
Marea Neagră – Romanian
чорне море – Ukrainian
Karadeniz – Turkish
Чёрное море – Russian
შავი ზღვა - Georgian
A large inland sea situated at the south-eastern extremity of Europe. It is bordered by Ukraine to the north, Russia to the northeast, Georgia to the east, Turkey to the south, and Bulgaria and Romania to the west.
“from the Black Sea” was a photographic exhibition in Abertillery, Wales, presenting works by artists from the Black Sea region. Apart from the quality of their work, the reason for choosing to feature photographers from that part of Europe is the low level of familiarity amongst the public with art and artists from those countries. The South, East and South-East of Europe is often mentioned in the media for political or economic reasons, usually in the context of migration, but contemporary fine art coming from that area is often overlooked. Through this exhibition, we intended to attract attention to the creativity and talent of a new generation of artists from an area that is still considered by some the “New Europe”.
“from the Black Sea” was the fourth event organised by us, and was the first one in the series of exhibitions ran with financial support from the Arts Council of Wales.