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Save the Monument

par Transformatori (NGO) catégorie: Cause

“Sofia Municipality is destroying an unique monument. Please help us stop them! http://thndr.me/eKA9g9

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Se termine le juil. 14, 1:00 PM EEST

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This campaign ended on July 14 at 1PM

Save the Monument

Today Sofia Municipality has begun the destruction of an emblematic late socialist monument in the centre of Bulgaria's capital. Turns out that 30 years after the fall of communism, politicians can still attack art for popularity and political PR. Help us bring this problem outside of our country. We believe this monument, controversial as it is, is unique not only on a national, but also on a global scale.

The formal reason for dismantling the monument are repairs of the National Palace of Culture in Sofia and its surrounding public areas which will be the seat of Bulgaria’s first Presidency of the Council of EU starting in January 2018. Artistic and experts’ organizations in Bulgaria have reacted strongly against, however, their voice has been ignored. Until this moment there is no specific project what will replace the monument.

The monument was built in 1981 to celebrate 1300 years of the foundation of the Bulgarian State. Its sculptor is professor Valentin Startchev. The monument was planned as part of the urban ensemble including the National Palace of Culture and is a peculiar part-brutalist part-deconstructivist structure, lacking in fact any communist symbols. An aesthetically bold composition, it has been marked with almost general public disapproval both before and after the fall of the Berlin Wall (1989). It is usually defined as “ugly”, mostly due to its visual abstractness and the quick disintegration for lack of municipal care.Yet it’s current state of half-decay makes it even more interesting as a symbol of our turbulent post-socialist history.

We want to show the reality in our country and ask the world for help to stop this demolition. Coming soon is a documentary film about the whole history of the monument and it's current state of being. If you need any more information, please, do not hesitate to contact us. Help us by supporting our cause to prove that art is stronger than politics.

More info save1300.com





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Transformatori (NGO)

We are a group of architects, artists and more united around the cause of preservation of the monument 1300 years of Bulgaria.

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