April 28 – July 25, 2021
Vernissage on April 28, Wednesday, from 18.00 to 20.00,
in compliance with all anti-epidemic measures and controlled access.
Sofia, 7 Lachezar Stanchev Str
The exhibition provides an opportunity to trace how art functions in the conditions of regulated and institutionalized artistic life in Bulgaria, as well as the mechanisms of its administration during the socialist government. For a period of nearly 40 years, general art exhibitions, whose status is predetermined by the given thematic framework, are the only legitimate way for the presence of artists in the artistic process in the country. Refusal to participate dooms everyone to marginalization and creative isolation.
The predominant part of the presented 25 paintings from the collection of HG “Nikola Marinov” – Targovishte, were created on the occasion of held in 1976, 1981, 1986 and 1989 OHI “Yastrebino” in this city.
Among the authors are: Stoyan Venev, Alexander Poplilov, Svetlin Rusev, Ioan Leviev, Dimitar Kazakov, Dimitar Kirov, Teofan Sokerov and others. Of particular interest is the painting “Shooting” by Zlatyu Boyadzhiev, in whose work there are no works with similar themes.
The exhibition also includes facsimiles, excerpts from reports and other documents in an attempt to show the complex system of administration of Bulgarian art and its dependence on the ideological apparatus of the socialist state.