Retrospective exhibition celebrates 60th anniversary of Sofia City Art Gallery
Sofia City Art Gallery is celebrating its 60th anniversary with a large retrospective exhibition called “А рossible history”.
Three hundred paintings were selected from a total of 8000 works in the gallery’s collection. The paintings trace the path of Bulgarian art over two centuries – from the liberation of Bulgaria, in 1878, to the present day.
“The exhibition shows how the modern man and the modern woman looked through the years, what was the attitude towards children. We can witness life in the Bulgarian village, the charm of the Orient, to development of the new Bulgarian town,” said Petya Tetevenska, art journalist at public broadcaster Bulgarian National Televsion.
“It also shows the pictures of war, after which most artists fall into the pliers of the normative aesthetics of socialism. But they all cross borders, experiment and create masterpieces, ” she said. Six renowned Bulgarian art critics selected and arranged works, so the exhibition offers an analysis of trends in Bulgarian art.
The exhibition will run until March 3 2013, and during that period the gallery will organise a variety of events each month, and will resume the tradition of musical performances on Fridays. The exhibition is accompanied by a lavish catalogue with illustrations and texts in Bulgarian and English.