ICA – SOFIA
Crouch (Klek) Art Basement Project

VANESSA BEECROFT
1 February – 10 April, 2008

vb55, Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin, 2005
vb61, Still Death! Darfur Still Deaf? Sudan Performance, Venice, 2007

Courtesy Galleria Massimo Minini, Brescia, Italy

Camera and editing Kalin Serapionov
© 2008 ICA – Sofia 

The Crouch (klek)-Art Basement Project of ICA – Sofia is an exhibition space, located on the border between the city street and the city building – it is in a typical Sofia basement. The notorious Sofia klek(crouch)-shop, a typical witness to the period of economical and political transformation after 1989, is used as a model. Just like the klek(crouch)-shop situation of shopping, the shows in the ICA – Sofia’s Crouch(klek)-Art Basement Project require the viewer to bend down and crouch, which might be taken as a sign of respect and participation.