Belarus – Screams of the Silenced

Artists: Multiple Artists

Marking the one-year anniversary of the rigged elections, this grassroots exhibition is curated by three Belarusian artists living in the Netherlands. During the turmoil last August, the curators, much like the entire Belarusian diaspora in the Netherlands, self-organised and combined their efforts in the struggle for justice. Meanwhile, all outlets for contemporary art have been forcibly closed throughout the cities of Belarus.

Witness the historic moment of a new Belarusian society unfolding – tirelessly protesting the escalating pressures of a derailed dictatorship. To avoid persecution a clever use of language, imagery, and fill-in-the-blanks inventiveness has emerged, leading to a double art of transparency and subtlety. ‘Screams of the Silenced’ is a gesture of solidarity with Belarusian artists and all other voices of resistance in Belarus.

Be immersed in a critical polyphony while exploring deeply personal first-hand accounts, exemplified by video works, prison drawings, installations, paintings, kinetic sound sculptures, interactive performance art, as well as an extensive public program.

Over 30 artists are participating in the exhibition:

Tasha Arlova, Eyad Aljarod, Bazinato, Rufina Bazlova, Alina Bliumis, Alena Davidovich, Evelina Domnitch and Dmitry Gelfand, Andrei Dureika, Darya Golova, Mikhail Gulin, HeHe, Maria Komarova, Zahar Kudin, Lera Lazuk, Vika Mitrichenko, Ulyana Nevzorova, Lesia Pcholka and Uladzimir Hramovich, Ales Pushkin, Ala Savashevich, Nadya Sayapina, Artemy Sei, Jura Shust, Maksim Shved, Antonina Slobodchikova, Raman Tratsiuk, Maxim Tyminko, Ira Zabela, cultprotest.me, Polina Titova.

Until 19 August
Paviljoensgracht 20, 2512 BP Den Haag

Guide

Fotomuseum Den Haag
exhibition
until 03 October

Papier en Licht

Popel Coumou
Fotomuseum Den Haag
Museum Beelden aan Zee
Stroom Den Haag
Stroom Den Haag
exhibition
until 10 October

Swallow Up

Ruth Waters
1646
Stroom Den Haag
exhibition
until 24 October

Fire, Fire, Fire!

Bas van Beek
Kunstmuseum Den Haag
exhibition
until 06 November

Touch-Ground

Marlot Meyer
Heden
Parts Project
West Den Haag
exhibition
until 05 December

Lovers on the Beach

Lee Kit
West Den Haag
Kunstmuseum Den Haag
NEST
West Den Haag
exhibition
until 06 February

Façade

Igor Mitoraj
Museum Beelden aan Zee
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