Images of the Other and the Balkans in the art of Bulgarian, Greek, Romanian and Serbian painters
In the Shadow of the Orient exhibition is the first-of-its-kind international project organised by a Bulgarian institution and its goal is to construct a visual story with artworks by some of the most renowned Bulgarian, Greek, Romanian and Serbian artists of the late 19th and early 20th century. Focusing on the unique development of art on the Balkans under the shadow of the Orient, the exhibition’s research team offers visitors an encounter with artists and pieces that have become emblematic for the four countries’ art history.
People do not study history and do not learn from the mistakes it chronicles
Irina Gigova
There is no dramatic composition in the traditional sense of the word. The scenes comprising the show are connected by various things - from texts by Brecht and works by Theodor W. Adorno and Erich Fromm, some of the great German philosophers, to notes documenting the case against Georgi Dimitrov in Leipzig, to contemporary newspaper clippings and TV reports.
 
A financier and an engineer make jewellery out of real flowers
Veselin and Monika are siblings, he is an engineer and she is a financier. What else do they have in common? Their love for nature and art.
 
Cloister, camp, vacation centre
Adelina Lozanova
Some 50km west of Sofia, nestled in the hilly Graovo area, sits one of Bulgaria's lesser-known cloisters – the Giginski Monastery, also known as Tsarnogorski Monastery. Devoted to the healer saints Cosmas and Damian, it is located at the foot of the Kitka Peak (1,118m), part of Mount Tsarna Gora. The monastery's relative obscurity is partly due to its turbulent history, especially in the 20th century.
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