The reception could have been much more gigantic and fabulous, but it was not like that, "- so director of the National Art Gallery Yara Boubnova defended a cocktail on the opening of the exhibition in front of journalists in the halls of the National Museum" Palace " "Heart" of the artist Oda Zhong.
The event is a cause for criticism in Facebook, because from published but already deleted photos and videos it can be seen that in the main ballroom there are two tables and cut sausages on them, which are shaped like bodies of two mermaids. At the tables, there are well-known public figures who eat.
That is why today Bourbova, together with Nadezhda Dzakova, who is the curator of the exhibition, gave an extraordinary press conference. They explained to them that other "more luxuriant" cocktails were held in the palace, and in this case the event was a performance and a design that was related to the subject of the exhibition but was not understood by the people. According to Bubenova, the cocktail was "Dinner – Still Life", with the idea of Oda Zhou.
The retrospective "Heart" exhibition includes more than 50 paintings of Oda Zhao. They represent an "alternative universe that conquers with beauty and tranquility, poetry and romance, but at the same time it is filled with violence, eroticism and irony," the exhibition says. The idea is conveyed through images of human bodies in unnatural physical states and overflowing forms.
According to Bourbon, the unusual cocktail was meant to show the painful existence of the woman used by society. He was invited to 100 guests by the artist, many of whom were vegetarians and the experience for them was unpleasant.
Oda Zhou is the artistic nickname of Michaela Danovska. She was born in Sofia in 1979. She graduated with distinction the Art Academy in Düsseldorf in the class of the German artist Jörg Imendorff, who gave her the pseudonym, which she is making today. In 2007, he went to Paris, where he lived and worked for 11 years.
Last year she wrote to the National Art Gallery to organize an exhibition. For this purpose, she sent catalogs with her own works, Yana Bubnova described her as "gorgeous". The event was entirely funded by Oda Zhao, her collectors and patrons, Bubnova pointed out.