Luchezar Boyadjiev

Alice’s Hole or the swamp of Marx-Leninist Aesthetics, 1991

7 drawings, pencil on paper, various sizes (1 drawing 173 x 90 cm, 2 drawings 141 x 95 cm, 2 drawings 70.5 x 95 cm, and 2 drawings 95 x 70,5 cm),
textbooks on Marxist-Leninist aesthetics used by the author during his education at the National Art Academy in Sofia 1975-1980,
reed, photograph, textual drawing, etc.


The work tells the “story” of the birth-and-life of a socialist-realist artist from before 1989 in mirrored images – born like Venus in the Botticelli painting with putty-angels overseeing the event, the artist is penis-less, his wife is… lonely, he is monitored by officials and when finally he conceives of something – it’s of twin babies fighting with boxing gloves while still in their mother’s womb.

Work can be viewed in details here