Sofia City Art Gallery

    • Garden of Spirituality reveals Mount Athos in Sofia City Art Gallery

      Garden of Spirituality reveals Mount Athos in Sofia City Art Gallery

      The Sofia City Art Gallery displays works by great Bulgarian artists dedicated to Mount Athos. The exhibition is titled Garden of Spirituality and presents the Holy Mountain's monasteries and cultural heritage, seen through the eyes of Bulgarian artists from the early to mid-20th century. Among them are Ivan Lazarov, Dechko Uzunov, Tsanko Lavrenov, Konstantin Shtarkelov, Vasil Zahariev, etc. Having visited Mount Athos for one reason or another, each of them recreated in their own style their various impressions of its monasteries and relics, the everyday life of monks, and the place's rich cultural heritage.

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    • Images from Ground Zero

      Images from Ground Zero

      After September 11: Images from Ground Zero documents the devastation and reconstruction of the World Trade Center in the aftermath of 11 September 2001. This extraordinary archive of pictures is the only existing photographic record of the attacks. Fenced off and classified as a crime scene, the area was closed to all photographers, and only scant information was available about the activities in the guarded enclosure that became known as the “forbidden city”. What happened at Ground Zero in the months after 9/11 remained a closely guarded secret, yet one photographer documented everything.

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