Posted: 07.03.2024 14:00:04

Belarusian artists' exhibition to mark Women's Day opened at Belarusian Embassy in Moscow

The exhibition Spring Filled with Light, dedicated to Women's Day, opened on March 6th at the Business and Cultural Complex of the Embassy of the Republic of Belarus in the Russian Federation. It features 26 works by contemporary Belarusian artists curated by the National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus. 

The exhibition includes picturesque portraits, landscapes, and still lifes created by Belarusian artists of different generations, from masters like Semyon Domorad, Elena Barkhatkova, Igor Barkhatkov, Gleb Otchik, Anna Kononova, and Anton Vyrvo to recent graduates of the Belarusian State Academy of Arts, including Marina Khodorovich, Anna Sadovskaya, Ekaterina Koshchenko, and student Marta Shcherbich. 

Director General of the National Art Museum Anna Kononova emphasised that the curators paid special attention to young artists. 

“That was the intention, since we pay a lot of attention to contemporary art. Moreover, the venue of the Business and Cultural Complex of the Belarusian Embassy in Russia is also focused on a modern presentation environment. At the same time, this exhibition is a chance for young contemporary artists. It is a kind of symbol that speaks to the strong friendship between the peoples of the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation. In particular, it is gratifying that it testifies to the strengthening of ties precisely in the field of culture and art. And now the humanitarian agenda is paramount, thanks to it, we can preserve peace,” Anna Kononova added. 

According to the organisers, the artists of the exhibition are united not only by the theme of the exposition, the originality of their artistic performance, and their bright individuality, but also by their ability to reinterpret the surrounding reality, filling the simplest plot with significance, embodying deep and memorable images of their native Belarus. 

Anna Kononova noted that the exhibition is exclusive and very expressive. Therefore, the works will soon return to Belarus. It is expected that some of the paintings of young authors will be exhibited within the Days of Belarusian Culture in Azerbaijan in April.