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01 SEPTEMBER 2014

Bulgarians repeatedly vandalise Soviet monuments in protest

"The Russian Embassy in Bulgaria has issued a note demanding that its former Soviet–era ally clean up the monument in Sofia's Lozenets district, identify and punish those responsible, and take 'exhaustive measures' to prevent similar attacks in the future, the news agency reported Monday.

The monument was spray–painted on the eve of the Bulgarian Socialist Party's celebration of its 123rd anniversary, the Sofia–based Novinite news agency reported.

The vandalism was the latest in a series of similar recent incidents in Bulgaria – each drawing angry criticism from Moscow.

Early this year, unknown artists painted another monument to Soviet troops in Sofia in the colors of the Ukrainian flag.

In August last year, a Soviet army monument in Sofia was painted pink in an 'artistic apology' for Bulgaria's support of Soviet troops who suppressed Czechoslovakia's Prague Spring revolt against Moscow–based communist rulers."

(Anna Dolgov, 19 August 2014, The Moscow Times)

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Simon Perkins
22 JUNE 2013

ArtUp! Media Art in Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey

"ArtUP! is a multilingual portal for media art in Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey expresses the diversity of media art outlines current trends in and around media art fuels discussion about society processes and posts information about media art presents artists links up artists presents media artworks curates exhibitions initiates workshops ArtUP! is a project of the Goethe–Instituts in Ankara, Athens and Sofia."

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2013 • abstract fields • Adelina Popnedeleva • Afroditi Psarra • Albena Baeva • Ali Mahmut Demirel • Ali Miharbi • Alper Sen • Andreas Sitorengo • Angeliki Avgitidou • Angelo Plessas • Anna Lascari • Artemis Papageorgiou • ArtUP • artwork • Babis Venetopoulos • Bill Balaskas • Bill Psarras • Borjana Ventzislavova • Boryana Rossa • Boyan Dobrev • Bulgaria • Bulgarian media art • Burak Arikan • Can Altay • Candas Sisman • Caterina Antonopoulou • Costantino Luca Rolando Kiriakos • Cvetan Krastev • Daniela Kostova • Dimitris Charitos • Dimitris Fotiou • Ergin Cavusoglu • Erkan Ozgen • Esra Ersen • exhibition • Ferhat Ozgur • Genco Gulan • George Drivas • George Ruzhev • Goethe-InstitutGreece • Greek media art • Guven Incirlioglu • Hakan Akcura • Hakan Topal • HR-Stamenov • installation artinteractive art • Ioanna Myrka • Isil Egrikavuk • Iv Toshain • Ivan Moudov • Ivo Ivanov • Jenny Marketou • Kalin Serapionov • Kamen Stoyanov • Kiril Kuzmanov • Kleoni Manoussakis • Koken Ergun • Konstantinos Tiligadis • Koray Tahiroglu • Kosta Tonev • Kostas Daflos • Krassimir Krastev • Krassimir Terziev • Levent Kunt • Lina Theodorou • Luchezar Boyadjiev • Makis Faros • Maria Lalou • Maria Paschalidou • Maria Varela • Mariana Vassileva • Marianne Strapatsakis • Marinos Koutsomichalis • Medea Electronique • media art • Nadezhda Oleg Lyahova • Nancy Atakan • Neno Belchev • Neriman Polat • net artnew media art • new media art exhibition • Nezaket Ekici • Nil Yalter • NINA Kovacheva • Oktay Ince • Oleg Mavromatti • Panagiotis Tomaras • Panayiotis Kokoras • Panos Kouros • Pegy Zali • performance art • personal cinema • Petko Dourmana • Petros Moris • Rada Boukova • Raycho Stanev • rural spaces • Samuil Stoyanov • Sener Ozmen • Sibin Vassilev • Simge Hough • sound art • Stanimir Genov • Stefan Nikolaev • Svetlana Mircheva • The Erasers • Theodoros Giannakis • TurkeyTurkish media art • Tzeni Argyriou • urban spaces • Valentin Stefanoff • Vasilys Bouzas • Venelin Shurelov • Ventsislav Zankov • video artvirtual spacesvisual art organisation • Vladimir Mitrev • Volkan Senozan • Yiannis Melanitis • Zeyno Pekun

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Simon Perkins
24 JUNE 2012

A History of Eastern European Matchbox Design

"Matchbox labels from the former Eastern bloc often display a remarkable degree of sophistication, elegance and artistic quality. They were, at a time, the most convenient,efficient and powerful medium for visual communications. Although they were produced under strict state–controlled production processes; that were aimed at exploiting them as a means of publicizing political initiatives, promoting public health and safety, and selling the communist ideal both at home and abroad, the artists used them as a vehicle to experiment with various imaginative ideas and artistic techniques, achieving truly stunning results."

(Guity Novin – گیتی نوین (ناوران) – ا)

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Simon Perkins
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