Union of Bulgarian Artists / Exhibitions / ArchiveExhibition of Monumental Arts Department

21.09.17 - 07.10.17 | Gallery of UBA "Shipka" 6, Sofia

The annual exhibition of the Monumental Arts Department is festive and different from the usual. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the creation of the department, which is why the exhibition is more special, more retrospective. The organizers have invited those of the founders who are alive today - 18 of 41 artists.

The exhibition presents 56 authors with all kinds of techniques of monumental arts - frescoes, mosaics, stained glass, painting, icon painting and murals in churches, which is rarely happening. All the forces of the artists from the section are included, and for the anniversary one third of the works are allowed to be made over the years. Thus this jubilee exhibition shows the state of monumental arts today, also raising issues related to the state and fate of the monumental works in the reconfigured public spaces; also problems with the writing of churches.