Art often reflects the emotions, disillusionment, and hopes of a dynamic society. It reminds people that change is not only possible, but absolutely necessary. A great work of art emerges by taking chances, making choices, and refining the changes that come about … much like a nation’s development.
In Bulgaria, artists are painting a vivid picture of a society with strong ties to its past and great ambitions for its future.
More than twenty contemporary artists from around Bulgaria have come together to display their work at an exhibition in Sofia that has been organized by the World Bank in partnership with the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, under the patronage of the President of the Republic of Bulgaria. The exhibition is at the occasion of 20+ years of partnership between Bulgaria and the World Bank Group.
The “Chances, Choices, Changes” exhibition includes artworks spanning more than two decades and which have been selected by Marina Galvani, the World Bank art curator, and guest curators Maria Vessileva and Philip Zidarov. The artworks were chosen specifically because they express ideas and emotions that exemplify the pulse of Bulgarian society over the past 20+ years.