Union of Bulgarian Artists exhibitions / present
For more than a quarter of a century, post-communist communities continue to be the victims of our communist regimes. Sounds absurd, but it's a fact. The fear and distorted values transmit by generation to generation do not allow us to be truly free and decent, to understand democratic values and principles and to develop dignified and progressive. That is why the sculpture "Repentance – Memorial to the Victims of Communism" was created by the transformed bodies of living contemporaries. It is a memorial of the victims made by themselves. A monument which wishes to give the past a state of voctim so that it can move on to struggle and cretivity. To achieve this, we must confess to ourselves that as long as we continue to be a victim, we are so our own executioners and repent of our crimes. Let us be more humble and more worthy. The exhibition aims to make us feel the need for repentance but also to ask the question of the need not of an emotional but of a historical assessment of communist terror, as to the communities of the former Eastern Bloc – now members of the EU as well as to the rest of the European community.
Bulgarian paintings from the first half of the 20th century is extremely valuable and important as a personal realization and as an art problems. A time when intercrossing trends are crossing - from academic nostalgia to the most advanced trends of the European avant-garde. While preserving its national sensitivity, Bulgarian painting produces serious and powerful works, which, like stylistics and achievements, are commensurate with the best of European art.