Kamen Stoyanov

Hello Lenin

5 photographies, 2003


The series of photographs Hello Lenin (2003) is a documentation of a performance

Kamen Stoyanov did in his hometown Rousse in Bulgaria in the summer of 2003. It

shows him climbing on an empty pedestal, whose statue had been removed 13 years

ago. Formerly, the statue of Lenin was placed here. Stoyanov wanted to demonstrate

how the statue had disappeared but not its ideology; it has just been replaced by a

new one.