Galerie nEUROPA

Belarus.Protest.Kultur

07.06.2021 - 01.07.2021

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Peremen! – visual protest culture in Belarus

“What is happening now in Belarus evokes an incredible range of emotions: from growing outrage and anger to disgusting lawlessness, harshness and violence of the authorities, to admiration of the courage, determination and commitment of the large number of diverse people, united in the goal of achieving freedom.” – Excerpt from an appeal to artists and designers

The Belarusian presidential elections in August 2020 made it obvious that after 26 years under Lukashenko’s reign, there is discontent in the country. Only through massive electoral fraud was the long-term president able to have himself declared the winner again. He had obviously underestimated his female opponent, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya. Nationwide demonstrations and strikes followed. Unlike in previous elections, the protests were much more widespread – students, doctors, pensioners, invalids took part. The song “Peremen!” (Change) by the 1980s Soviet band Kino became the movement’s secret anthem. The reaction of the authorities was brute force and mass arrests. Several people were killed. Opposition members and demonstrators had to flee the country. But even this has not silenced the call for freedom.

The exhibited protest posters and photographs by more than 20 artists and photographers from Belarus provide a visual insight into the events of the past months.

With artistic works from Irina Arekhovskaya, Nadia Buzhan, Lena Davidovich, Andrey Dureika, Yana Galushkina, Sveta Gusakova, Katsiaryna Hardzeyeva, Laurynas Kamarauskas, Alexander Karoza, Anna Kovshar, Aleksey Kulinkovich, Yuri Ledyan, Andrei Liankevich, Hanna Muraida, Vasilisa Polyanina, Anna Redko, Daria Sazanovich, Rene Schmitt, Sergey Shabohin, Antonina Slobodchikova, Sergey Teresyuk, Vladimir Tsesler, Irina Varkulevich, Alexander Vasukovich, Alexey Veresovich, Ilya Yerashevich, Oleg Yushko

An exhibition of the Galerie nEUROPA. Curation: Matthias Schumann and Simon Wolf.
The protest posters are presented in cooperation with cultprotest.me.
Graphic above: Nadia Buzhan (photo), Sergey Shabohin (protest poster)

Gefördert von der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien


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Bautzner Straße 49
01099 Dresden
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Current exhibitions

07.06.2021 - 01.07.2021

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Most exhibitions are accompanied by a short print publication – the MAG nEUROPA.

    Past exhibitions

    16.04.2021 - 04.06.2021

    Galerie nEUROPA

    The Galerie nEUROPA emerged from the former Galerie neue osten. In the traditional rooms of the Kultur Aktiv e.V. association, it increasingly presents individual positions by international artists and photographers. We invite all interested parties to accompany us on this exciting journey.

    As a showcase for the association’s activities, the gallery presents positions of contemporary photographers from Eastern and South-Eastern Europe to the Dresden public. The artists either come from these countries or were artistically active there. Some of the exhibitors are showing their works for the first time in Germany.

    Opening hours
    Mo-Fr, 10-16 Uhr

    Address
    Bautzner Straße 49
    01099 Dresden
    Germany

    time period
    since 2017

    Galerieteam
    Jan Oelker
    Elena Pagel
    Matthias Schumann

    Contact
    galerie@kulturaktiv.org

    Gefördert durch

    Das Projekt wird durch die Förderrichtlinie “Wir für Sachsen” der Bürgerstiftung Sachsen gefördert.