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April 26th, 2005 Tuesday, 7 p.m.

After years of expectation and serious preparatory work a Museum for Contemporary Arts is opening in the city of Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. At long last artists working in the field of contemporary art and new media (installations, video, performance, net-art, object art and photography) have found a home to call their own.

Changes in Bulgarian art began after 1985 when the winds of change reached the country. For the next twenty since scores of artists have been creating works of art, participating in local and international exhibitions, winning awards and building up the reputation of Bulgarian art. During this period some of the works have perished while others have been sold to foreign museums and collections. The Sofia Museum for Contemporary Art has the noble mission to protect this national treasure and create an environment in which the viewing audience can adequately appreciate it.

The MUSIZ collection features works by Nedko Solakov, Luchezar Boyadjiev, Pravdoliub Ivanov, Kalin Serapionov, Ivan Moudov, Nadejda Oleg Lyahova, Alla Georgieva, Lyuben Kostov and many more.

Bulgaria is the last country on the Balkans, which did not have a Museum for Contemporary Arts until now. By addressing this need the country is has now joined the large European family.

The opening of MUSIZ would not have been possible without the kind assistance of the Bulgarian Ministry of Transportation, which granted the building as well as the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, which backed the project financially.

The opening of the museum will be attended by our special guest of honour CHRISTO (Christo Javashev), the world-renowned Bulgarian born artist.