Thanks to the Bulgarian ambassador in EU you have probably all heard of the art installation Entropa by the Czech artist David Cherny by now, and you have all probably heard that Bulgaria’s piece of the puzzle is represented by the Turkish toilet.
First of all, kudos to the Bulgarian ambassador in the EU for spreading the word! If it wasn’t for him, I doubt that anybody would ever find out that the country of Bulgaria is represented by the Turkish toilet.
Second of all, I really don’t understand why so many people find themselves offended by this piece? On the other hand, it was probably meant to be provocative in the first place, so in that way congratulations to the author.
Third, coming from someone living in a country with a pretty bad reputation: an old saying goes that every joke contains half a joke. Or something like that… Anyway, accept some of the criticism and ask yourself why there is a stereotype about your country and the EU in the first place.
Last but not least, a question. Serbia is not a member of EU, but if it was, how do you think it would be represented in this entropic installation?
UPDATE: here’s a witty response from a Bulgarian artist (thanks for the link, Milos)
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