Month of Photography in Minsk 2018

(Belarussian) “дом дзе я”

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“Be a Lady” curator’s text by Marta Szymanska

“Be a lady, they said. Your skirt is too short. Your shirt is too low. Your pants are too tight. Don’t show much skin (…). Be a lady, they said. (…) Don’t attract attention. Don’t work late. Don’t crack dirty jokes. Don’t go out at night. Don’t trust anyone. Don’t say yes. Don’t say no.” […]

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Zhanna Gladko “Inciting Force” (9-23.10)

  Since 2011, Zhanna Gladko has been systematically exploring such cultural constructs as masculinity and femininity. In her work, she addresses a rich tradition of self-portrait, uses archival materials, creates installations, turns to cultural texts and the experience of her own family. Her extensive multi-dimensional project “Inciting Force” consists of several series. The exhibition presents […]

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Tatsiana Tkachova “Between right and shame” (9-23.10)

  Two years ago I found out that my mother had an abortion in her past. I asked her about it. Mom spoke reluctantly, almost in a whisper. “Abortion” is a taboo word for many women in Belarus. They try not to pronounce it or replace it with another word. Almost none of the women […]

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“Be a lady” introduction by Olga Bubich

When the American artist and writer Miranda Julу was asked to comment on the situation with the coronavirus and outline possible prospects for the development of art in the new world, she drew parallels with a falling man. “How can you describe this process? Now it almost feels like we are all falling and we […]

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Magda Hueckel “Menadas” (9-23.10)

“The face resists possession, resists my powers”. Emmanuel Levinas Magda Hueckel sets a trap for the viewer. The face is sense. The face is where the language, the meaning, and the meeting begin. The face is a starting point for thinking, and it is the face of the Other where you experience closeness. The face is […]

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Dasha Buben #everydayifindnewpussy (9-23.10)

#everydayifindnewpussy started as a declaration of individual femininity and sexuality. I have been concerned with these issues all my conscious life. Self-identification as a woman occurred at several stages. For a long time, I was resisting my reality of being a woman, successively going through various waves of feminism. The project marked my transition to […]

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Olga Kirilova “Secret folder” +18 (9-23.10)

My friend died at age 57. Before she passed, she asked me to look through her digital photo archive and delete nude pictures of her.  She was photographed a lot. These photos were full of love, erotica, humor. I became a witness of her private life over her latest years.  On these other person’s photos […]

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Anna Bundeleva “The Visible Mother” (9-23.10)

  “The Visible Mother” is an interactive project that exists in the form of a series of collages and a leporello photobook, offering viewers to literally “restore the faces” of mothers present but hidden behind curtains, under cloaks, or disguised as chairs or other objects in the studio with their roles reduced to holding their […]

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Dzina Danilovich «Down To…» +18 (9-23.10)

   “It’s simple. I offer the participants to strip down to the extent they see as comfortable for themselves, keeping in mind that their photos will be exposed in a public space, I shoot a video of them getting undressed and then make a final shot where they pose nude/partially nude … “ Photography, videoю Dzina […]

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Julia Leydik “The ideal”(9-23.10)

This project has been on for several years. I proposed to woman from different cities of Belarus choose an image that represent her ideal look,  the picture they associate with themselves. It could be a celebrity or occasional photo from the fashion magazine. “Who of them lives inside of you? Who of them do you […]

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Masha Svyatogor “Masks Show” +18 (9-23.10)

A project “Masks Show” by Masha Svyatogor explores the continuity and succession in the history of arts. Traditions and modern trends constantly endorse and reject each other. Such a strained relationship is provoked mostly by attempts to comprehend today’s customs and mores. The work depicts naked bodies of modern girls, with their faces covered by […]

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Françoise Huguier. “Once upon a time there was a botanical garden” (29.09-27.10)

Minsk is one of the most amazing capitals I’ve ever had the chance to visit. Europeans imagine it to be austere but it has an inexhaustible energy. Almost entirely destroyed by the Nazis during the Second World War, Minsk was rebuilt at the instigation of Stalin who wanted to make it the twin city of […]

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Marie Lukashewicz “Beyond Coral White” (29.09-27.11)

  Beyond Coral White (2015-2017) Project sound Corals appear in history as talismans against evil, as coveted collector’s items, as painted objects in art, as creatures with a healing power. Philosophers, naturalists and writers have filled our imaginations with these mysterious beings. In both fictional and real worlds, their multitude of shapes and textures and […]

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Lena Dobrowolska and Teo Ormond-Skeaping “Geohistory” (29.09-27.11)

By entering the so-called Anthropocene, our anthropogenic shift into a new geological epoch has revealed the power of human agency. As a geological force, humanity is now known to be responsible for the unprecedented warming of our planet and the sixth great extinction. But are we all equally responsible? Working with medium format film cameras […]

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ALICJA WRÓBLEWSKA. REEF (29.09-27.11)

REEF (2020) Coral reefs are one of the most beautiful and delicate natural phenomena on Earth. They are formed in seas and oceans where the water temperature stays above 18°C. Due to environmental pollution and warming of the climate, and thusly warming of the water, coral reefs are affected by bleaching. In 2017, 90% of […]

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Rita Novikova – «АQUA» (29.09-27.11)

“AQUA” is a series of self-portraits made in 2018–2019. Water, as a central symbol of life, is visually present through its absence, that is it exists in different forms and associations, images and metaphors. I am trying to discern this “life” in decisions humanity has chosen as optimal for dealing with its species-related goals. Adapting […]

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Tatsiana Kuzniatsova. “Microplastic Everyday” and “CAMERA COVIDA” (29.09-27.11)

 Microplastic Everyday The project features microscope images of microplastics and microfibers obtained as a part of the result conducted at the Center for Environmental Solutions (Minsk, Belarus) and Coalition Clean Baltic (Uppsala, Sweden), as well as images from the Internet. Our everyday life is full of invisible things that, nevertheless, affect us and the world […]

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MARCEL RICKLI. AEON (29.09-27.11)

MARCEL RICKLI / AEON 2018 – 2020 How can we protect future generations against highly radioactive waste, such as that produced in our nuclear power plants and in medicine, research and industry? They will pose a danger to life for hundreds of thousands of years to come. Beyond technical measures to ensure secure geological repositories, […]

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Alina Frieske. “Imagined Recordings” and “Cabinet of Curiosities” (29.09-27.11)

“Imagined Recordings” (2017) The project examines the role of photography in creating collective memory. Photographs of taxidermy objects were uploaded to Google Image Search and the fragments of the obtained images were then used to recreate the original. Combined as one whole, they create an illusion of the single picture one can still discern when […]

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