quarta-feira, 28 de setembro de 2011

Um à parte: Museu de Arte Socialista, na Bulgária.

Bulgaria's Museum of Socialist Art opens on September 19 2011 in Sofia with a ceremony attended by Prime Minister Boiko Borissov, Finance Minister Simeon Dyankov, Culture Minister Veshdi Rashidov and Sofia mayor Yordanka Fandukova.

The museum, an affiliate of the National Art Gallery, will collect, preserve and display examples of art from Bulgaria's 1944 to 1989 communist era.

More than 150 exhibits are on display, including 60 paintings. It includes an open-air sculpture park, which features - among other items - a 45-ton statue of Lenin, that used to stand in the central Sofia spot now occupied by a statue of St Sofia.

Also on display is the five-pointed red star that used to be atop the Party House.

The museum also has a video room showing documentaries from the communist era. A souvenir shop offers memorabilia from the "socialist era" as well as t-shirts and mugs.

Admission to the museum, at 7 Luchezar Stanchev Street, near the KAT traffic police office, charges six leva admission, three leva for students and pensioners.

Appearing on Bulgarian National Television's breakfast show on September 19, Dyankov described the museum as "great" and likely to become a major drawcard for foreign tourists visiting Sofia.


PS - Porque não fazer entre nós um Museu do Estado Novo, com a propaganda oficial e peças da actividade oposicionista? Os «museus políticos» estão a ter um grande impacto e uma notável adesão em vários pontos do mundo.

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