What Art Exhibitions to Check Out Right Now?



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 It’s not that hard to find an art space in Minsk appealing to you and your taste, either you prefer an exhibition, an art lecture, or a photography workshop. We've investigated what's going on with our art scene right now, so here is the list of exhibitions to catch in Minsk in February.


Libra Exhibition Hall 

 Where?  Plošča Pieramohi, praspiekt Niezaležnasci, 37
 When?  till February 24
 How much?  12 BYN (€ 4.9) / 9 BYN (€ 3.7) for students |  Instagram

It is a new art location and auction house in the center of Minsk, which offers its guests interesting activities in addition to any exposition. Don’t miss the current exhibition and a chance to see the works by two geniuses of contemporary art – Dali and Picasso.  Their sculptures and watercolor lithography presented in the hall are from the private collection of Alexander Shadrin. Till February 24 you may come, examine, evaluate the meanings, watch a video guide, listen to the lectures about these artists and their influence on trends in art (lectures take place in the exhibition hall on Thursdays at 7 p.m.) or visit a master class and create your own masterpiece on Sunday mornings at 11 a.m.


Ў Gallery

 Where?  vulica Kastryčnickaja, 19
 When?  till February 10
 How much?  5 BYN (€ 2) |  Instagram

Ў Gallery is a gallery of contemporary art which lets you feel the vibe of modern Belarusian (not only) artists, photographers, and performers. It has been reopened recently at a new space on Kastryčnickaja Street. Till February 10 the main exhibition here is the video installation by Aliaksandr Kamaroŭ created especially for the platform. The work is intriguingly named "They have had their fins cut and been forced to grow legs…".

After that, there'll be opened the exhibition "Movaland" by Slavs and Tatars art group (February 22 – April 21). In summer 2018 the artists have traveled around Belarus to study local culture and the life of Belarusian tatars. The group define the region as “between the former Berlin wall and the Great wall of China". 



DK Gallery

 Where?  vulica Hiercena, 2a
 When?  till February 24
 How much?  10 BYN (€ 4)  |  Instagram

This gallery is mostly filled with paintings of modern Belarussian artists and they may choose different forms and ideas to share their vision and attitude to the time we live in. Till February 24 you are welcome to enjoy the exhibition “Surrender” by Dmitry Buldakov. He focuses on the idea of a free man breaking the monotony of everyday life. That’s why his characters seem alive and attract attention by telling their own story from the canvas.



Art Belarus 

 Where?  vulica Kazlova, 3 (Palace of Art, entrance from the left side of the building)
 When?  permanent exhibition
 How much?  5 BYN (€ 2)  |  Instagram  

The permanent exhibition of the gallery is a valuable collection of original masterpieces created by artists with Belarusian roots and later acquired by Belgazprombank. Thanks to the bank, the paintings by Marc Chagall, Chaim Soutine, Léon Bakst, Walenty Wańkowicz, Ferdynand Ruszczyc, Evsey Moiseenko, Ossip Zadkine, and other authors appeared in Belarus. The project is constantly developing as the new pieces of art are joining this collection on a regular basis.

Till February 26 there’s also a photography exhibition “Intentions” by Michail Barazna. The author considers the camera the most convenient and affordable, but not a perfect tool for a modern artist. Besides that, if you feel encouraged by what you saw in the gallery, you may listen to different lectures, enjoy the collection to the sound of modern or classical music, or even walk inside the contemporary paintings due to some expositions of virtual reality and, of course, choose a unique souvenir in the gift shop.



National Center for Contemporary Arts

 Where?  vulica Niakrasava, 3 / praspiekt Niezaležnasci
 When?  till February 23
 How much?  5 BYN (€ 2)  |  Facebook  

It’s the biggest state institution devoted to contemporary art of the XX-XXI centuries that comprise the greatest part of cultural, educational activities and various forms of art at one place. You could spend here a lot of time and learn something new every day choosing from a wide range of different events: exhibitions, creative workshops, theatrical activities, film screenings, art festivals or even meetings with artists. The National Center just brought to life a special education and discussion program – the BLOWUP project which means learning about contemporary art nowadays and interaction of people interested in art with people who create it. Here is what you can see in February at the main art space on Niakrasava street: 

  February 16-17: visit the performances of PlaStforma festival  

  till February 23: check out oil paintings themed “We paint our future together”



 Read also: Top Events & Things to Do in Minsk in February


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