Original dialogue between public and true art
On October 8th, Autumn Salon with Belgazprombank art project launches at Minsk’s Palace of Arts — running until the end of the month
The Autumn Salon art project is unique for Minsk’s cultural life, being a part of Belgazprombank’s large-scale imitative — Art Belarus — aimed at reconstruction of the integral and unbreakable process of the Belarusian culture’s development. An exposition has been formed to meet this goal; it unites works by 90 best young Belarusian artists aged 18-40. All of them have passed a selective round and are pretenders for the bank’s Art Belarus Award. The works on show at the Palace of Arts have been created in recent three years and represent different art styles and manners: pictorial and graphical art, sculpture, glass works, photos and installations. According to organisers, these represent the best works of the young generation of the early 20th century Belarusian art.
Moreover, the exhibition will be supplemented with masterpieces of global pictorial art and sculpture, from Belgazprombank’s corporate collection. These have been created by famous countrymen, representatives of the legendary Parisian school and real participants of French Autumn Salons of the early 20th century. Apart from works by Chaim Soutine and Michel Kikoïne, Minsk’s public will for the first time see several new exhibits which the bank has bought recently: March Chagall’s Sleepwalker, Dmitry Stelletsky’s St. John’s Night, Ossip Lubitch’s City Landscape, sculptures by Polina Khentova and Leon Indenbaum, and drawings by Yevgeny Zak.
The project is aimed to act as an active venue for presentation of Belarusian art and will include a rich cultural programme: lections, round table discussions and work with children. It’s supposed to revive a dialogue of the public and art.
By Victor Mikhailov