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created by Nedko Solakov

- 2020, exhibition view Galleria Continua, San Gimignano. Photo: Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

created by Nedko Solakov

- Chen Zhen ‘Six Roots - Mémoire | Memory’ 2000, Fabric, metal, ink, 205 x 415 x 256 cm about. Photo: Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

created by Nedko Solakov

- 2020, exhibition view Galleria Continua, San Gimignano. Photo: Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

created by Nedko Solakov

- Nedko Solakov ‘The Bankrupt Businessman’ 2008, Hd animation, silent, 20 sec looped. Part of the work ‘Some Nice Things to Enjoy While You Are Not Making a Living’ 2008. Photo: Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

created by Nedko Solakov

- Nedko Solakov ‘Collectors’ 2019, oil on canvas; series of 5 paintings, 73 x 100 cm each. Photo: Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

created by Nedko Solakov

- 2020, exhibition view Galleria Continua, San Gimignano. Photo: Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

created by Nedko Solakov

- 2020, exhibition view Galleria Continua, San Gimignano. Photo: Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

created by Nedko Solakov

- Karin Sander ‘Mailed Painting 137’ 2013, stretched canvas in standard sizes, Bonn - Berlin - Madrid - Berlin - Hong Kong ø 120 cm. Photo: Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

created by Nedko Solakov

- Nedko Solakov ‘Mirror #2’ 2001-2003, gilt wood, mirrors, permanent ink, handwritten text, 100 x 62 x 10 cm. Photo: Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

created by Nedko Solakov

- 2020, exhibition view Galleria Continua, San Gimignano. Photo: Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

created by Nedko Solakov

- 2020, exhibition view Galleria Continua, San Gimignano. Photo: Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

created by Nedko Solakov

- Nedko Solakov ‘The Back Side of a Never Painted Altarpiece with Wings’ Late 90s-2014, black drawing ink on walnut wood and oak wood; in three parts with hinges, partly covered with primer, 59,5 x 81,5 x 4 cm unfolded, 59,5 x 42 x 6 cm folded. Photo: Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

created by Nedko Solakov

- Nedko Solakov ‘Mirror #6’ 2001-2003, gilt wood, mirrors, permanent ink, handwritten text, 59 x 39,5 x 4 cm. Photo: Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

created by Nedko Solakov

- Nedko Solakov ‘Friends’ 2017, acrylic on gilded carved lime wood, 60 x 60 x 9 cm. Photo: Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

created by Nedko Solakov

- Shilpa Gupta ‘1:129.4’ 2012, thread wound on two nails, etched brass plate, 3,8 x 127 cm, Etched brass plate: 2,5 x 14 cm. Photo: Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

created by Nedko Solakov

- 2020, exhibition view Galleria Continua, San Gimignano. Photo: Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

created by Nedko Solakov

- Nedko Solakov ‘The Sofa’ 2008, leather, wood, metal, stuffing materials, 74 x 210 x 100 cm. Part of the work ‘Some Nice Things to Enjoy While You Are Not Making a Living’ 2008. Photo: Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

created by Nedko Solakov

- Raymond Pettibon ‘No Title (We should live…)’ 2015, gouache and ink on paper, 76,2 x 118,7 cm. Photo: Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

created by Nedko Solakov

- 2020, exhibition view Galleria Continua, San Gimignano. Photo: Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

created by Nedko Solakov

- Geta Bratescu ‘Pentru ochi, mâna trupului meu îmi reconstituie portretul (The Hands. For the eye, the hand of my body reconstitutes my portrait)’ 1977, 8mm-film transferred into DVD, no sound, black and white 04:55 min, Camera: Ion Grigorescu. Photo: Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

created by Nedko Solakov

- Nedko Solakov ‘The Sleeping Child’ 2008, video film on DVD, colour, silent, 6’55’ looped, edited by Kalin Serapionov. Part of the work ‘Some Nice Things to Enjoy While You Are Not Making a Living’ 2008. Photo: Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

created by Nedko Solakov

- Hans-Peter Feldmann ‘Handprints’ 2020, inkjet print, 10 pieces, 74,2 x 59,8 cm each sheet. Photo: Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

created by Nedko Solakov

- Hans-Peter Feldmann ‘Handprints’ 2020, inkjet print, 10 pieces, 74,2 x 59,8 cm each sheet. Photo: Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

created by Nedko Solakov

- Artur Zmijewski ‘Triangle’ 2018, black and white analogue photo, around 85 x 65 cm. Photo: Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

created by Nedko Solakov

- Monica Bonvicini ‘Belts Ball (single) #2’ 2017, black leather men’s belts, 40 x 40 x 40 cm. Photo: Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

created by Nedko Solakov

- Nedko Solakov ‘A Combo-Icon’ 2008, gilded carved lime wood, 70 x 52 x 28 cm. Part of the work ‘Some Nice Things to Enjoy While You Are Not Making a Living’ 2008. Photo: Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

created by Nedko Solakov

- Ilya & Emilia Kabakov ‘Trousers in the corner’ 1989, trousers dropped causally, variable dimensions. Photo: Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

created by Nedko Solakov

- Carol Rama ‘Bubi Deallegri’ 1939, watercolor on paper, 11 x 20 cm. Photo: Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

created by Nedko Solakov

- Nedko Solakov ‘Afterlife Options’ 2008, oil on canvas-board, seven pieces: 30 x 40 cm each. Part of the work ‘Some Nice Things to Enjoy While You Are Not Making a Living’ 2008. Photo: Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

created by Nedko Solakov

- Dimitar Solakov ‘Love Your Neighbour’ 2016-2017, HD video, silent, 21’’ looped. Photo: Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

created by Nedko Solakov

- Dimitar Solakov ‘Love Your Neighbour’ 2016-2017, HD video, silent, 21’’ looped. Photo: Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

created by Nedko Solakov

- Dimitar Solakov ‘Permafrost’ 2019, neon sign, 15 x 105 x 5 cm. Photo: Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

created by Nedko Solakov

- Dimitar Solakov ‘Ice Caps’ 2019, neon sign, 18,5 x 80 x 5 cm. Photo: Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

created by Nedko Solakov

- 2020, exhibition view Galleria Continua, San Gimignano. Photo: Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

created by Nedko Solakov

- 2020, exhibition view Galleria Continua, San Gimignano. Photo: Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

created by Nedko Solakov

- Nedko Solakov ‘Halishte’ 2008, wool, 700 x 700 x 10 cm approx. Part of the work ‘Some Nice Things to Enjoy While You Are Not Making a Living’ 2008. Photo: Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

created by Nedko Solakov

- Nedko Solakov ‘Raising the Price of an Art Work’ 2008, an original drawing by Lucio Fontana, 1949, ink on paper, 21 x 29,7 cm; red knitting needle, 21,5 x 0,3 cm; video film on DVD, colour, sound, 3’10’’ looped. Part of the work ‘Some Nice Things to Enjoy While You Are Not Making a Living’ 2008. Photo: Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

created by Nedko Solakov

- Nedko Solakov ‘The Boxes’ 2008, cardboard boxes, endless supply, participating visitors. Part of the work ‘Some Nice Things to Enjoy While You Are Not Making a Living’ 2008. Photo: Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

created by Nedko Solakov

- Nedko Solakov ‘The Fire’ 2008, video film on HD, colour, sound, 59’ looped, edited by Kalin Serapionov. Part of the work ‘Some Nice Things to Enjoy While You Are Not Making a Living’ 2008. Photo: Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

created by Nedko Solakov

- Nedko Solakov ‘The Enclosure’ 2008, textile, wood, metal, stuffing materials, PVC, Plexiglas, soundproof materials, 210 x 150 x 150 cm. Part of the work ‘Some Nice Things to Enjoy While You Are Not Making a Living’ 2008. Photo: Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

created by Nedko Solakov

- Nedko Solakov ‘The Enclosure’ 2008, textile, wood, metal, stuffing materials, PVC, Plexiglas, soundproof materials, 210 x 150 x 150 cm. Part of the work ‘Some Nice Things to Enjoy While You Are Not Making a Living’ 2008. Photo: Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

created by Nedko Solakov

- Nedko Solakov ‘The Calming Sounds’ 2008, seven audio pieces, compiled by Johnny Penkov, Sofia; looped, various durations; seven headphones; wall drawing with (disturbing) contrasting colors. Dimensions variable. Part of the work ‘Some Nice Things to Enjoy While You Are Not Making a Living’ 2008. Photo: Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

created by Nedko Solakov

- Nedko Solakov ‘The Artist’s Struggle’ 2008, oil on canvas, executed by Violeta Tanova, 65 x 81 cm. Part of the work ‘Some Nice Things to Enjoy While You Are Not Making a Living’ 2008. Photo: Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

created by Nedko Solakov

- Roman Signer ‘Punkt, Punkt (Dot)’ 2006, video; color, sound Weissbad, September 2006, Video: Aleksandra Signer, duration: 1'40''. Photo: Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

created by Nedko Solakov

- Nedko Solakov ‘What to Do With Your Boss, Neighbour…?’ 2008, original: ink on paper, a manual comprised of seven drawings (21 x 29,7 cm each), three sets with laminated copies, attached to three panels, yellow, blue and red; felt-tip markers; participating visitors, 280 x 200 x 2 cm each. Part of the work ‘Some Nice Things to Enjoy While You Are Not Making a Living’ 2008. Photo: Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

created by Nedko Solakov

- Nedko Solakov ‘A Depositary’ 2008, crystal, silver, copper, “nose stuff” little balls, 16 x 18 x 18 cm. Part of the work ‘Some Nice Things to Enjoy While You Are Not Making a Living’ 2008. Photo: Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

created by Nedko Solakov

- Ceal Floyer ‘Exit’ 2006, Laser cut plastic sign, 34 x 17,5 x 0,4 cm. Photo: Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

created by Nedko Solakov

- Ceal Floyer ‘Exit’ 2006, Laser cut plastic sign, 34 x 17,5 x 0,4 cm. Photo: Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

created by Nedko Solakov

- Dan Perjovschi ‘Untitled’ 2020, Walldrawing site specific, variable dimensions. Photo: Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

created by Nedko Solakov

- Daniel Buren ‘La cornice a sei lati’ 2020, work in situ, black adhesive vinyl large 8,7 cm on white wall, variable dimensions. Photo: Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

created by Nedko Solakov

- Rudi Ninov ‘Untitled (blue cee)’ 2019, acrylic on canvas, 200 x 170 cm. Photo: Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

created by Nedko Solakov

- Rudi Ninov ‘Untitled (deuce shuffle)’ 2019, acrylic on canvas, 200 x 170 cm. Photo: Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

created by Nedko Solakov

- Nedko Solakov ‘Confidentiality Guaranteed’ 2006-2008, video film on DVD, colour, sound, 60’31’’ looped; edited by Kalin Serapionov. Part of the work ‘Some Nice Things to Enjoy While You Are Not Making a Living’ 2008. Photo: Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

Reflecting Nedko Solakov’s collecting practice, this exhibition welcomes various artists to exhibit works in The Artist-Collector’s Dream (a nice thing), created by Nedko Solakov.
Solakov’s Some Nice Things to Enjoy While You Are Not Making a Living is at the heart of the exhibition; a multi-component installation that critiques the seemingly banal and mundane that we accept as truth. An artist known for his ironic, metaphoric and poly-semantic style that analyses the role and contradictions inherent to the contemporary art system and the truths and societal norms we all live by, Nedko Solakov presents The Artist-Collector’s Dream (a nice thing) in 2020, with works by artists from Galleria Continua’s repertoire and beyond.

created by Nedko Solakov
created by Nedko Solakov
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created by Nedko Solakov
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created by Nedko Solakov
created by Nedko Solakov
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created by Nedko Solakov
created by Nedko Solakov
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created by Nedko Solakov
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