Marina Genova (born 1989) graduated Stage and Screen Design at the National Academy of Theater and Film Arts, and Digital Arts at the National Academy of Arts, both in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Her work has been shown in exhibitions such as Leap into the void (2021, Goethe-Institut, curators: Vessela Nozharova /Boyana Dzhikova, Sofia, Bulgaria), Kunst- art (2021, Varna City Art Gallery, Varna, Bulgaria), The Herbarium As A Place For Storing Ideas (2021, SAMCA - Sofia Arsenal – Museum of Contemporary Art, curator Irina Batkova, Sofia, Bulgaria) , Shooting Ghosts // Bulgarian artist films & videos on Blinkvideo (part of Goethe-Institut's project 'Moving Images Bulgaria-Germany', Curators: Kalin Serapionov and Krassimir Terziev, 2019), Particular Impulse (2020, FLUCA – Austrian Cultural Pavilion, curator Valko Chobanov, Plovdiv, Bulgaria), Electric Dreams (2019, +359 Gallery, curator Albena Baeva, Sofia, Bulgaria), The Present (2018, ICA, Sofia), Criticizing the Media (2017, Credo Bonum Gallery, Sofia), and Toyphilia and Toy Phobia(2016, ICA, Sofia), among others.
In her work, Genova examines the impact of rapidly evolving technology and networks on ideological, economic and political structures, through popular culture and post-modern realities.
know- how, 2021.
- Material: hd video, 3d print
- Description: The installation Know- how outlines a simulacrum in which real-life events, CGI generated spaces and fiction morphe into an interconnected and reactive complex. The unattainable future coexists with the past. This is not a dystopian future, but a realistic one that takes into account how blurred the line between imagination and reality is .
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- Description: Vs. introduces us to the intimate world of the ambiguous relationships between meta-art and work of art, revealing to us their own, often underappreciated relationships.
- Photographer: Kalin Serapionov
- Material: liquid stone, resin, acryl
- Width: 10.00 cm Height: 20.00 cm Depth: 8.00 cm
- Description: *goods, loaded with cultural meaning
- Description: The Coexistence between museums and galleries continues, their common strategies are becoming increasingly apparent and visible.The logic behind the gift shop (GIFT SHOP) allows visitors to engage commercially with ''non-commercial”, cultural and historic objects. This is a natural process in the museum space, but still new to galleries. We may even say that contemporary art is no more than a mix of usual objects to which, we have incidentally given special status. But if that is not true, what are the criteria for these accomplishments?! What is that, which sets our “artistic/art” pieces apart from the “usual everyday objects”, especially when they share common tools for production and distribution. Thanks to the unstable inner logic of contemporary art and the ever expanding commercial markets, the art object now lives at the edge of oblivion. Will it ever break through, powered by the acceleration of the markets or will it stay isolated between two economies?