Back to Belarus: The State of Art & Protest Today

A group of people walking in protest
Thursday, November 11, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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Much has happened in Belarus since our first session of Art & Protest took us to Minsk in October 2020. Triggered by government attempts to falsify the results of the Presidential election and subsequent police brutality against protestors, mass demonstrations have revived a sense of national unity, emerging from a spontaneous, dynamic, sprawling, decentralized movement of solidarity in which protest-related art and imagery have played a prolific role. Everyday acts of resistance to the regime have brought rebellious citizens together with artists revolting against normative aesthetic roles, laying the ground for new forms of collective work. Curator Antonina Stebur, writer Olia Sosnovskaya, and artists Dzina Zhuk and Nicolay Spesivtsev of the eeefff collective will discuss the current state of affairs in a conversation led by New York-based curator and critic Olga Kopenkina.

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