November 2020 – February 2021
The exhibition of the Belarusian art “Before / After / 2020. Belarus” is an artistic chronicle of dramatic events of the August 2020 that took place in Belarus after the presidential elections: it is an authentic display, sincere emotional background, truthful description of the events.
The paintings, graphics and sculptures presented in this exposition comes with the reflection of the citizenship of the 10 Belarusian artists. They are united by the common pain, rage, powerlessness, fear, despair that they expressed in their art.
Life in their works has been divided to ‘before’ and ‘after’ the tragic events, just like the exhibition itself consists of two vectors, two planes.
Due to pandemic reasons, the exhibition was organized virtually (https://before-after.interkulturalni.pl), and on February 9-23 it was presented in the lower lobby of the Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology. The author of the idea and the curator of the exhibition was Ksyeniya Zhukowskaya, and the event was organized in cooperation with the Belarusian community in Krakow. As part of the project, an online debate was also held. “Belarus is a woman”, attended by Belarusian activists and social activists (https://www.facebook.com/events/513802612853564)
The project was co-financed by the City of Krakow.