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Argent – Infected (EN)
This issue we have aptly named Infected. We feel that it is vitally important to speak not only about the real and serious threat and spread of COVID-19, but also about the other types of infections (of both the good and bad varieties) that spread in such climates. With this in mind, the issue has been designed to showcase how both contemporary and past artists and writers have responded during times of pandemic, when the spread of disease proved to be the catalyst for a different kind of infection: the infectious spread of the creative impulse.
We have collected together some original voices that articulate how the pandemic has changed their lives. They all speak through the medium of their individual crafts, providing insight, humor, and perspective on this period of dramatic change.
Voices intertwined – my heart weeps at the shore (BG)
Voices Intertwined is a celebration of Storytelling in its many forms and voices. Each issue contains original text from one author matched thematically with an illustration, photography, a sculpture, or melody created by another.
“My Heart Weeps at the Shore” is a poetic love letter to a summer passed; a mesmerizing blend of art, photography, illustrations, painting on canvas, and original poetry in Bulgarian. Featuring: Ivailo Sakelariev (art photography), Prof. Panayot Karagyozov (poetry), Grisha Kubratov (oil painting on canvas), Hrista Angelova (poetry), Panayot Kaludov (illustrations and poetry), Krasimir Vardiev (poetry), Dani Kolev (urban photography), and Inna Koleva (graphic design).
Late Summer (BG)
Argent’s summer watch—now claimed by the shores of time—has come to its inevitable end. For some the pleasures of summer arrived late, while others enjoyed them only from a distance (6 ft. at least). But our Bulgarian Fall issue and motif— Late Summer, is as delicious as a glass of nicely aged summer wine. Straight from Argent’s cellar, read and enjoy!
• Christo— the artist who wrapped the world • Why Bulgarian musician Erol thinks online concerts are a form of masturbation • What Italian designer, producer, and writer Federico Borlandelli inherit from his great grand uncle, the renowned composer Gioachino Rossini • And more!
Our first English issue under the name of Argent, arrives in the immediate aftermath of a daunting pandemic lockdown as people struggle to adjust to the “new normal,” marked (among other things) by mandatory social distancing, masks, and polarized public opinions. Envisioned and designed as a cognitive distraction from the obligatory grim media headlines, Argent’s Summer Medley covers a wide array of fascinating (non-COVID-related) topics—ranging from historical subculture, the merging of creative art and technology, high fashion, and everything in between.
The Bridge (BG)
From the confines of our Dallas bunker, while still in mandatory quarantine, comes our first Bulgarian issue, symbolically entitled The Bridge. Within you’ll find beauty and inspiration, curiosity and oddity, and memorable narratives told by bold, dynamic voices. Follow them and learn about: • Petya Kokudeva’s personal encounters with the world • Where acclaimed conductor and composer Maksim Eshkenazi is at his happiest • The mythological enchanting shapeshifter, knows as Samodiva is and how does her archetype manifest in the modern woman • Keder and the spiritual anatomy of death, as seen through the eyes of award-winning author Yordanka Beleva • Why legendary Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko was propelled back in time when he encountered Argent’s creative director the • And more!
We collaborate with some of the best conceptual photographers and visual artists to deliver multi-faceted storytelling that stays with you.
Andrey BasatTranslator ~ Personal Growth Expert
Antony DimovOpinionated Journalist & Poet
B. G. ReynoldsEditorial Director & Professional Scribbler
Elitsa DimitrovaGalactic Traveler & Adventurer
Inna KolevaDigital Illustrator ~ Graphic Design
Irеna IvanovaStylist & Costume Design
Ivailo SakelarievConceptual & Art Photographer
Julieta KaludovaCreative Director & Breaker of Molds
Katya BelchevaInternational Coordinator
Lubo SergeevVisual Storyteller at Large
Mila BelchevaContent Analyst & Brand Ambassador
Panayot KaragyozovScholar ~ Writer ~ Poet
Petya KokudevaAuthor & Explorer of Places
Plamena MilevaFashion & Underwater Photographer
Victoria AndreevaConceptual & Fine Art Photographer
Panayot KaludovArtist ~ Stage Director ~ Poet
Jana GodshallWriter & Cultural Excavator
Iva GenovaTraveling Storyteller ~ Cultural Nomad
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