Belarus – Screams of the Silenced

Sat 7 August
→ Thu 19 August
https://thegreyspace.stager.nl/web/tickets

Exhibition and public program as a gesture of solidarity with Belarusian voices of (artistic) resistance protesting against a derailed dictatorship.

Witness the historic moment of a new Belarusian society unfolding – tirelessly protesting the escalating pressures of a derailed dictatorship. To avoid persecution a clever use of language, imagery, and fill-in-the-blanks inventiveness has emerged, leading to a double art of transparency and subtlety. ‘Screams of the Silenced’ is a gesture of solidarity with Belarusian artists and all other voices of resistance in Belarus.

Program

In addition to a display of installations, paintings, sculptures, videos, drawings and a mural, a public program is planned. Be immersed in a critical polyphony while exploring deeply personal first-hand accounts, exemplified by video works, prison drawings, paintings, as well as kinetic sound sculptures and interactive performance art.

Over 30 artists are participating in the exhibition:

Tasha Arlova, Eyad Aljarod, Bazinato, Rufina Bazlova, Alina Bliumis, Alena Davidovich, Evelina Domnitch and Dmitry Gelfand, Andrei Dureika, Darya Golova, Mikhail Gulin, HeHe, Maria Komarova, Zahar Kudin, Lera Lazuk, Masha Maroz, Vika Mitrichenko, Ulyana Nevzorova, Lesia Pcholka and Uladzimir Hramovich, Ales Pushkin, Ala Savashevich, Nadya Sayapina, Artemy Sei, Jura Shust, Maksim Shved, Antonina Slobodchikova, Raman Tratsiuk, Maxim Tyminko, Ira Zabela, cultprotest.me, Polina Titova.

Background

Marking the one-year anniversary of the rigged elections, this grassroots exhibition is curated by three Belarusian artists living in the Netherlands. During the turmoil last August, the curators, much like the entire Belarusian diaspora in the Netherlands, self-organised and combined their efforts in the struggle for justice. Meanwhile, all outlets for contemporary art have been forcibly closed throughout the cities of Belarus.

Dutch audiences have become acquainted with the pioneering artistic developments in Belarus exactly a century ago – when Kazimir Malevich led the UNOVIS Group at the Vitebsk School of Art (1919-1922). However, Dutch and European communities are unaware of Belarus’s recent artistic revolution in the face of oppression and censorship. ‘Screams of the Silenced’ constitutes the first exhibition dedicated to contemporary Belarusian art in the multicultural city of The Hague.

Exhibition opening times
  • Wednesday, 16:00-22:00
  • Thursday, 16:00-22:00
  • Friday, 16:00-22:00
  • Saturday, 12:00-22:00
  • Sunday, 12:00-18:00
Dinner at the Grey Space in the Middle

–> Dinner is served on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
–> Between 18:30 and 21:00, cafe and terrace are open between 16:00-22:00.
–> Check the program page for the menu.
–> Vegan-friendly
–> Payment at the bar (pin only).
–> Students get 20% discount on the drink menu.
–> Reservations via reservations@thegreyspace.net. Please mention your name, the amount of guests, the date and which dish you would like.

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