The Rakurs gallery (2nd floor) hosted the grand opening of the exhibition “30 Years of the First Belarusian Gallery”, timed to coincide with the anniversary of the author's non-commercial conceptual gallery Brama on January 12.
The exhibition project is a retrospective digest of 30 years of the existence of a non-commercial conceptual gallery. Over 300 exhibitions and conceptual projects, including some of an international scope, have been organized in it. Exhibitions brightened up festivals, premieres, and unveiled new names.
Ms Aksana Knizhnikava, Director General of the National Library of Belarus, opened the event with a welcome speech. She stressed that cooperation with the Brama gallery has become a good tradition for the library: “30 years for a concept gallery is an age that testifies to the interest of society in art and makes it possible to be proud of a large number of outstanding exhibition projects”.
Ms Larysa Finkielshtein, exhibition curator, art critic, art director of the non-commercial conceptual gallery "Brama", member of the Belarusian Union of Artists, Belarusian Union of Designers, shared her most interesting stories about the formation and the difficult path of the first Belarusian gallery, its activities at the national and international levels, and announced the closure of the main project of her life ,"Brama" Gallery.
Colleagues, friends and guests came together to thank the Gallery for its work, to celebrate its contribution to the development of Belarusian art and to wish Brama a happy anniversary. Mr Andrej Basalyha, chairperson of the Belarusian Union of Artists, graphic artist, Ms Nadzieja Vusava, art historian, leading researcher at the National Museum of Art, Mr Jauhien Ksianievich, collector of Belarusian contemporary art, curator of art and music projects, Ms Tamara Viackaja, honoured journalist of the Republic of Belarus, author of nine documentaries, member of the International Academy of Television and Radio, Mr Jury Abdurakhmanau, art historian, exhibition curator, translator and journalist addressed the audience with warm words,
Performances by the Otrazhenija dance theatre, the saxophone quartet SaXaS and the circus studio Bielaja Rus created a warm atmosphere.
Brama is an epoch and an important step in the Belarusian gallery and exhibition space. The Gallery's anniversary is a symbol of the experience of conscious consumption of fine art by Belarusian viewers, who have for decades accumulated knowledge of Belarusian culture, its most uncompromising, bold, expressive, distinctive authors and artworks, and of an extraordinarily talented, charismatic art critic, Larysa Finkielshtein, the founder of the non-commercial conceptual gallery Brama.
The exhibition features works of outstanding masters: Alies Rodzin, Andrej Pliasanau, Viktar Sauchanka, Hauryl Vashchanka, Izrail Basau, Maryja Talieckaja, Maryna Baciukova and many other equally important people, best suited to the spirit of the gallery and the projects it has carried out over 30 years. Paintings, graphics, installations, sculpture, glass, porcelain, ceramics, wood, metal, leather and textiles create a grand, truly magical space.
You can see the last exhibition project of Belarusian art stars and learn more about the history of the first Belarusian gallery in the Rakurs gallery (2nd floor) until 1 March 2022.
The end date of the exhibition may be changed.
For more info: (+375 17) 368 37 37.
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