My little monster

Date: 3 February - 9 March
Venue:  Hungarian Cultural Institute in Sofia
Sofia, Aksakov str 16.

People have depicted monsters and other imaginary creatures ever since they could experience fear – that is, since the beginning of time. By giving them shape, they can face them and fight them. From the outset, their forms have been a mix of the imagined and the experienced: they are hybrid beings constructed from known forms, such as animals or plants.

Exhibiting artists: Baranyai (b) András, Bölecz Lilla, Cselőtei Zsófia, Dániel András, Felvidéki Miklós, Ferth Tímea, Grela Alexandra, Hanga Réka, Herbszt László, Horváth Ildikó, Kállai Nagy Krisztina, Kecskés Judit, Kun Fruzsina, Kürti Andrea, M. Nagy Szilvia, Makhult Gabriella, Maros Krisztina, Metzing Eszter, Molnár Jacqueline, Nagy Norbert, Nagy Zoltán, Orosz Annabella, Remsey Dávid, Rényi Krisztina, Rofusz Kinga, Szegedi Kata, Szimonidész Hajnalka, Takács Mari, Vihart Anna.

Two children's programs will accompany the exhibition: at the online fairytale workshop Krisztina Kopp and Szilvia Todorov will introduce how to make their own little monsters; and - with the collaboration of the Publishing House Fiut - children aged 6 to 12 are invited to draw their own "little beasts" until 26 February. The received entries will be displayed in the Gallery of the Hungarian Cultural Institute from 3 to 9 March.

Ervin Lázár - The seven-headed fairy, Csimota Publishing House (2015), illustrated by Alexandra Grela

Ervin Lázár - The seven-headed fairy, Csimota Publishing House (2015), illustrated by Alexandra Grela