Art as a Way to Overcome the Stress of the Global Crisis

8 February 2021

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Art as a Way to Overcome the Stress of the Global Crisis

The project “Art as a Way to Overcome the Stress of the Global Crisis” includes an exhibition, creative and educational activities for young people aged 14-19.
It aims to minimize the stress from the crisis.

The project is implemented in partnership with the National School of Management http:
Storycatchers Playback Theater
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The project is implemented with the support of the National Culture Fund Bulgaria.



Rakursi Gallery is a curator of the exhibition of three Bulgarian artists from the young generation – Deyan Yanev, Kaliya Kalacheva and Konstantin Kostov.
In the exhibition “Restart” they show works created during or related to the pandemic.


One-day training for the students from the National School of Management on the nature and sources of distress caused by the crisis with the COVID 19; the healthy ways to deal with it and improve resilience to various life critical situations.


Presentation “Art in Crisis” – the impact of forced isolation and crises on artists in different epochs.

Meeting of a youth audience with the artists from the exhibition “Restart” – Deyan Yanev, Kalia Kalacheva and Konstantin Kostov and the curators of the exhibition Rumyana Yoneva and Rositsa Chusheva. Talk about what the crisis has taken away from us and what it has given us, how the pandemic affected the work of young artists. Discussion on contemporary art, the process of creating art, motivation, the art market, digitalization and the functioning of galleries in a digital environment.

Workshop – interactive dialogue and creation of a virtual exhibition by students with selected works.


Performance of the Playback Theater “Story catchers” – an improvisational, interactive, socially engaged theater, a crossroads of psychology and art. The actors presented to the youth audience a performance “Quarantine Stories”, conceived during the crisis. Within the performance, the stories of the people in the audience, which are spontaneously played and voiced on the stage immediately after their sharing, become a script. The opportunity to see your own feelings and personal story played out on stage has a therapeutic effect. The performance took place in Rakursi gallery during the exhibition of young authors.