LAZNIA 1 2011 - Volha Maslouskaya – BELARUSSIAN VIDEO ART

24.02.2011, at 7 p.m
Art in Belarus, a frequent case in totalitarian countries, assumes the role of decoration or tool for ideological manipulation. Belarus has no institution for contemporary art, no multimedia courses at college or university, and no curatorship study (curators are artists themselves, to name A. Dureika, V. Vasiliev, A. Klinov, or Bergamot), contemporary art somehow manages to exist. It often thrives underground or abroad.

Maksim Tyminko

In the mid-1990s an extensive immigration of Belarusian artists began. Many of them have studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań, Arts Academy in Düsseldorf, Academy of Media Art in Cologne etc. The essential events in Belarusian contemporary art take place outside the country, and Belarusian artists take part in international projects mainly in Europe. The majority of those who have left their homeland successfully adapts to European culture, while their art still carries traces of specific national experience.

Aleksander Komarov

Maksim Tyminko

During the meeting, the public will be introduced to works of  artists: Maxim Tyminko, Gleb Choutov, Aleksander Komarov, Egor Galuzo, Andrei Loginov, and Bergamot – artists who have studied and worked outside Belarus.

Anna Sokolova  Earth Art
Andrei Liankevich Pagan culture in Belarus
Maksim Tyminko 5 lyrical songs about physycs, Orpheus
Oleg Yushko Frost steps
Ruslan Vashkevich Van Gogh
Aleksei Lunev Meat
Aleksandr Komarov Capital 1000
Olga Sazykina Hands
Bergamot Życie organiczne, Biofilia
Marina Naprushkina Belarus today

Volha Maslouskaya- artist and curator.Member of Bergamot group.
Municipal Institution of Culture