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Toward the Self-control project

Toward the Self-control project

While Edward Snowden awaited his fate at the Sheremetyevo airport, for a moment  it seemed to me more like a well-written screenplay than a real story
The Romantic position of Igor Savchenko

The Romantic position of Igor Savchenko

It’s surprisingly, but one of the most successful Belorussian artists Igor Savchenko hasn’t got any art education. On the contrary, in 1985 he successfully graduated from the Minsk Institute of Radio Engineering and then had been working as an engineer for several years
Portfolio: Sergei Kiryuschenko’s Geometric Paradise

Portfolio: Sergei Kiryuschenko’s Geometric Paradise

Sergei Kiryuschenko is regarded as a classic of Belarusian art, however his recent works continue to amaze people with their modernity and form a different attitude towards abstract art. The large-scale presentation of his works was held in Minsk, June 7 – 22, in two exhibition spaces
Progressive nostalgia: between glamor and tulle curtains

Progressive nostalgia: between glamor and tulle curtains

Belarus is the country where in searching of “progressive nostalgia” (if you believe that nostalgia can lead to some progress) you inevitably face only diverse but equally striking forms and manifestations of “progressive nostalgia”. Longing for the Soviet, not too secured, but such a simple and clear past, is discernible everywhere
Regeneration in partisan conditions

Regeneration in partisan conditions

An overview of the situation in Belarusian art of the 2000s written for the Moscow Art Magazine (“The zeroes: How was it?” Vol. 83)
Art and authority pressure: Belarusian version

Art and authority pressure: Belarusian version

On January 8th several Belarusian experts gathered at Minsk “Ў” gallery to discuss Denis Limonov’s letter “The Crime of Conscience” to the Prosecutor General of Belarus. In this letter the activist of Mogilev art group “Lime Blossom” claims to be involved in the acts of terrorism and defines his actions as an artistic gesture
Sound of Silence: new art strategies and tactics of Belarusian artists

Sound of Silence: new art strategies and tactics of Belarusian artists

From January 27th to March 10th, 2012 EFA Project Space (New York) had presented the exhibition “Sound of Silence: Art During Dictatorship” which brought together the works by the most active Belarusian artists created in solidarity with the “silence protests”
Sociopolitical Dictionary by Marina Naprushkina and Irina Solomatina

Sociopolitical Dictionary by Marina Naprushkina and Irina Solomatina

Within the exhibition “The radius of zero. The ontology of the art zeroes” Marina Naprushkina and Irina Solomatina presented their Sociopolitical dictionary – a short guide book to social policy in modern Belarus
FEMEN and authorities: who beats who?

FEMEN and authorities: who beats who?

The story about FEMEN’s arrival in Belarus on December, 19th may seem, to put it mildly, bizarre for a wingside spectator. For the majority of Belarusian citizens the understanding and discussing in social networks FEMEN’s topless protests were mainly within the scope of “shame on women with boobs, shame of such a FREEDOM”
Tonya Slobodchikova. Aesthetics of graceless

Tonya Slobodchikova. Aesthetics of graceless

To search beautiful in ugly, to strive for beauty and do not love it, to overcome fears making them the subjects of her work … The creativity of Belarusian artist Tonya Slobodchikova is as controversial as her life path
Should photography be political in order to be contemporary?

Should photography be political in order to be contemporary?

The article summarizes the exhibition “Opening the Door? Belarusian Art Today”
Alienated society in the heart of Europe

Alienated society in the heart of Europe

Instead of an opening speech, the editorial staff of the portal ART AKTIVIST publishes Olga Shparaga’s text from the catalog for the exhibition “Opening the door? Belarusian Art Today”