Nedko Solakov at Galleria Continua, San Gimignano
Nedko Solakov created an exhibition called ‘The Artist-Collector’s Dream (a nice thing)’ that is on show at Galleria Continua in San Gimignano, Italy. ‘The Artist-Collector’s Dream (a nice thing)’ is an exhibition that sees the Bulgarian artist Nedko Solakov simultaneously engaged in playing multiple roles: artist, collector, architect of the realisation of one of his dreams. Ultimately, the creator of an inclusive and decidedly original exhibition project. Nedko Solakov and his wife collect works by artists whom they value and whose work they love immensely. Over the years they have put together a vast collection composed mostly of small works; from this collection, Solakov selected sixteen artists from whom they have works and three from whom they don’t have works, writing to them and inviting them to take part in his project for Galleria Continua in San Gimignano. 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. Furthermore, the exhibitions includes the work of Hans-Peter Feldmann and Shilpa Gupta.
February 22 – May 10, 2020.