Valery Katsuba. “Eight Stories”, 11.10 — 08.11

Valery Katsuba.

Valery Katsuba. “100 Years On”

Valery Katsuba is a photographer, lives and works in Saint-Petersburg and Madrid. He was born in Siarhiejevičy village near Minsk. For the first time in his native country he will present the best works out of his eight projects (2000–2016), for which narrativeness is typical and therefore the works can be ‘read’ as stories. The exhibition will include works that were shown previously at the Сentre Georges Pompidou in Paris, at the Russian Museum in Saint Petersburg, in Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid and in the Multimedia Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow.

Minsk audience will be able to see and appreciate the characters of Valery Katsuba’s stories – flying gymnasts of Moscow (“Air-flight”), dancers of the Mariinsky Theatre, wrestlers on the coast of the Caspian sea (“Physical Training”), students and their models from the Academy of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg (“100 Years Later”) and the photographer’s friends, awakened by the morning light in London, New York, Santiago de Chile (“Morning”) and, surely, in St. Petersburg. The St. Petersburg friends are photographed in the country picnics (“The Four Seasons. My Friends”). Among them are Vladislav Mamyshev-Monroe, Yuri Vinogradov, Bella Matveeva and Olga Tobreluts, Pauline and Marc de Mauny, Evgeny Sorokin. The exhibition will also include two “stories” told together with Vlad Monroe (“Any Passion Is Blind and Mad”, “Metamorphosis of the Monarch”), photos based on folk tales and a few photos taken in Belarus (“Away From Home”).

Curator: Anna Shpakova

11.10 — 08.11
“Ў” Contemporary Art Gallery

Niezaležnasci Avenue, 37a
12:00 – 22:00, daily
Entry Fee: 2 BYN

11.10
Opening

“Ў” Contemporary Art Gallery, 19.00
Free entrance