For the 12th consecutive year, one of the emblematic buildings on the Danube canal in Vienna, known as the Ringturm, will become a huge art installation.

This year a special jury has chosen the project to be implemented by the Bulgarian artist Daniela Kostova, who lives and works in New York.

The 4,000 square-meter art installation is called "Dreams for the Future" and is currently being installed on the facade. A child in a space suit is depicted on it, with a white pigeon with wings spread on its helmet. The bird, which can be spotted on many emblems of cosmonauts, symbolizes the man's dream of flying. The young child discovers and studies the world, and even before being able to walk, it dreams. On the other side of the building its toy can be seen - a carousel of flying celestial bodies, including the planet Earth. From this perspective, the future world of our children seems extremely fragile. The installation will be opened at the end of June 2019 and will remain there until the end of October.

Ringturm is the first high-rise office building in Vienna and was opened in 1955. It was built on the site of a demolished building and is now perceived by the Viennese as a symbol of the rebuilding of Vienna after the Second World War.

Daniela Kostova was born in 1974 in Sofia. Since 2003, she has been living and working in the United States. In 1998 she graduated from the National Academy of Arts in Sofia, and in 2005 she graduated with the Master's Degree in Painting at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, USA. She has many independent exhibitions and participations in general expositions in Bulgaria and around the world, many of which are representative of our country. She has won awards and scholarships in the field of contemporary art. Between 2000 and 2003 she was the director and curator of the Irida Gallery in Sofia.

The material was provided by Oyrokom-PR Sofia, part of Vienna's network for international relations.

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