Belarus // Art of Resistance

30 OKT 2020
7 NOV 2020

Belarusian artists and activists draw attention to the urgent situation in their country and show the ongoing protests from a new perspective Although the Dutch media reports on the protests in Belarus, it is difficult to grasp the core values of the persistent daily protests. At the exhibition, you will learn the stories of resistance and see how citizens’ initiatives, self-organization, and art are forming a new grassroots democracy in Belarus.

The project is initiated by Belarusian artists and activists in the Netherlands Lena Davidovich and Tasha Arlova, Hanna Adzinets.

Arti et Amicitiae,

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Interview for Contemporary LYNX

At Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, you will see a selection of posters contributed by an online platform for visual resistance in Belarus, paintings, video performances.

The part of the exhibition is dedicated to “Ploschad Peremen” (The Square of Change). It is now a famous Minsk backyard where people gather to talk, exchange ideas, give theater performances, and support each other. Such communities grow in number, politically active neighborhoods and local centers appear all around Minsk and in smaller Belarusian towns.

In this exhibition you are invited to witness how a completely new society is evolving, learning democracy from its basics in order to confront the dying authoritarian regime. Belarus // Art of resistance is not just an art exhibition in its usual sense but it is a manifesto, a wake-up call, breaking the ignorance, when presence and awareness become a form of solidarity.