Sunday, January 29, 2012, 4:00 PM
Austrian Cultural Forum
11 East 52nd Street, New York, NY
Admission: Free with RSVP through
A panel of artists, curators, critics and activists will discuss the recent developments in contemporary Belarusian art that have emerged in response to political and economic turmoil, state-initiated mass repression and abuse of human rights. The discussion will focus on artists' courageous positions and contributions to the popular protest movements in Belarus against the dictatorial regime of President Lukashenko, and on the possibilities for individual artists and for communities of artists to act under state repression.
Marek Bartelik (MIT), art historian, art critic, President of AICA International
Nelly Bekus (University of Warsaw), philosopher, sociologist
Olga Kopenkina (NYU-Steinhardt), curator, art critic
Tatsiana Kulakevich, journalist, member of Belarusian-American Youth Association
Sergey Shabohin, artist
Panel discussion in conjunction with the exhibition Sound of Silence: Art during the Dictatorship at EFA Project Space.
Presented by the Polish Cultural Institute and the Austrian Cultural Forum.
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