From the Media - Part 2

posted by maximilian hartmuth on 2005/05/09 21:47

[ From the Media ]

A group of artists caused a major public scandal by organising a fake opening of a Contemporary Art Museum in Sofia to draw public attention to the need for such a museum in Bulgaria. Over 100 Sofia citizens, culture and media representatives flocked on Tuesday, 26 April, to the railway station of Podujane, expecting to see a grand opening of a new museum with the special presence of the Bulgaria-born artist Christo Yavasheff.

At the fake opening came foreign ambassadors, also mislead by the media campaign promoting this event. As it later turned out it was a well-planned action for drawing the public attention to the urgent need of such a museum in Bulgaria. The project was organised by a circle around Ivan Moudov, one of the best known contemporary visual artists in Bulgaria, and launched a debate on this topic, currently underway.

Source: Sofia News Agency via Policies for Culture



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