07 | 2008
Thurs, July 3, 2008
Haralampi G. Oroschakoff
"The Battenberg Affair"
Reading at the ZKM_Lecture Hall, 7 p.m., admission free
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Haralampi G. Oroschakoff will read from his book “The Battenberg Affair”. The book recounts the story of Gawril Oroschakoff, who is brought up on his father’s estate, Oroschanka, in the Ukraine, and makes the acquaintance of the first Sovereign of Bulgaria, Prince Alexander von Battenberg in 1879.
Through the latter, Oroschakoff is dragged into the diplomatic and political entanglements of his time, which by no means remain confined to the Balkans. “The Battenberg Affair” develops into a great historical panorama, in the “conflict of cultures” that links history and stories, in a masterful re-evaluation of the intellectual topography of South-East Europe.
Haralampi G. Oroschakoff (born 1955 in Sofia)
The author, painter and illustrator is great-grandchild of the statesman Gawril Oroschakoff. Today, he lives in Berlin and Théoule
sur Mer. Since the beginning of the 1980s, he has been present with his work in numerous exhibitions, in teaching contracts and publications in the international art scene.