On January 28 at 4 pm, the Atrium Gallery (3rd floor) will open a literary and art exhibition “For a human to live like a human...”, dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the birth of Belarusian writers Ivan Melezh and Ivan Shamiakin.
The purpose of the exhibition is to pay tribute to the chroniclers of the era, to remind visitors of the work of the world's artists, to support readers' interest in the literary heritage of the authors. The figures of the writers will be presented in the exposition through the prism of the bestsellers of the Soviet era, the works that survived the largest number of reprints were published in millions, determined the scale of events, revealed the fate of the Belarusian people of the 20th century. Trilogy "Polesie Chronicle", novel "Minsk Directorate" by Ivan Melezh, pentalogy "Anxious Happiness", novels "Atlanta and the Caryatids", "Heart in the Palm" and others. Ivan Shamiakin has become the golden fund of Belarusian literature, in which the reader finds inspiration, consolation and answer.
The exposition will feature editions of works by Ivan Melezh and Ivan Shamiakin from the collections of the National Library of Belarus, the first of them, the rarest, jubilee ones, with autographs of the masters of the word, translated, with beautifully designed covers and illustrations by famous artists. The exhibition was supplemented with illustrations to the works of writers that adorned the texts, they added sincerity and truthfulness, deep and subtle psychologism to the literary heroes. It will be possible to get acquainted with the linocut by Natalia Poplavskaya based on the novel by Ivan Melezh "People in the Swamp" from the funds of the National Library of Belarus. There will also be presented illustrations for the editions of the classics of such artists as Arlen Kashkurevich, Ludwig Osetsky, Sergei Romanov, Eduard Agunovich, Nikolai Gaev and others.
Literary and artistic images reveal the humanistic orientation of the writers' creativity. Authors are people-oriented. Each plot and each image reveals the truth about him and for him.
We invite you to take part in our event!
At the opening, admission is free, the rest of the time - with a library card or a ticket of a social and cultural center.
The exhibition will run until May 24, 2021.
Opening hours are subject to change.