ANALYSIS OF THE BG-ART SCENE
“Freedom that wants to be celebrated: The Bulgarian art scene between 1989 and 1999” is an article written by Ana Karaminova for the Journal for Balkan Studies.
Based on the hopeful political climate after 1989 and with it the institutional changes in the Bulgarian art scene, the article features art of that time and discusses their form and languages. The objective of the article is to outline the developments of the so-called “new art” in Bulgaria of the 1990s. Exemplary works of the time are discussed and analyzed. Subsequently, foreign and home-grown understandings of Bulgarian art is presented to the European art world and Bulgarians current political issues are discussed.
Published in the Journal for Balkan Studies 48 (2012) 1