International Exhibition of Contemporary Art Initiated by the Belarusian Embassy in France
Exhibition called “From Lisbon to Vladivostok Through Minsk” opens in the Belarusian capitalNovember 30th, 2016
From December 21st, a project initiated by the Belarusian Embassy in France opens in Minsk. With the contribution of the Permanent Representation in UNESCO of Belarus, the international exhibition will be seen at the Mikhail Savitsky Art Gallery, which also ends the Year of Culture in the country.
Modern artists of more than 25 Eurasian countries will display their works as part of a large-scale project, expected to be the brightest one of the Year of Culture in Belarus. The thematic year, which was signed by the Belarus president, Alexander Lukashenko, centres attention on artistic culture in order to boost patriotism and respect in the country among younger people. Remarkable dates for the Belarusian culture will be also marked by a set of events during the year.
According to the embassy, “The organization of the exhibition From Lisbon to Vladivostok Through Minsk in the Belarusian capital will demonstrate the country's determination and the leading role in the intention to build the common European house without dividing lines, borders and opposition. In fact Minsk will become a unique cultural capital of Eurasian fine arts during the expo”.
The exposition will cover almost every European countries, from where artists will come to perform all kinds of contemporary art. The Belarus state also awarded Pr. Viktor Alshevsky and Belarus' Ambassador to France, Pavel Latushko, who are the co-authors of this project. In cooperation with the Minsk City Hall, the exhibition has a concept to envisage its showcasing in the cities, where works will be displayed. The main aim behind this project is to emphasize the country’s leading role in the development of a wide cultural space, in order to unite Eurasian countries and people.