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5 Nov 2018

Belarus’ cultural landscapes exhibition opens in Beijing

Belarus’ cultural landscapes exhibition opens in Beijing
Photo courtesy of the Belarusian Embassy in China

MINSK, 5 November (BelTA) – The exhibition titled as Cultural Landscapes of Belarus opened in Beijing on 5 November, BelTA learned from the Belarusian Embassy in China.

The exhibition of modern Belarusian fine art, which will last until 18 November, is on display in the National Art Museum of China. The works of eight contemporary artists (generation of the 1950-60s) tell about Belarus using different painting styles: conceptual art (Ruslan Vashkevich, Zhanna Kapustnikova), pop art (Sergey Grinevich), historical academism (Viktor Alshevsky), naive art (Sergei Kaval), primitivism (Vladislav Stalmakhov), abstract art (Viktor Shilko), graphic minimalism (Ilona Kosobuko).

The works demonstrate the main trends in modern Belarusian art which has its roots in the 1980-90s. The artists observe the process of transformation of the cultural landscape of Belarus but each of them displays different aspects, including the changes in the city environment as a heritage of the Soviet and distant history.

Belarus Culture Minister Yuri Bondar met with Chinese Culture and Tourism Minister Luo Shugang to discuss cooperation between the two countries in the medium term. The parties agreed to hold the Days of Culture of the Republic of China in the Republic of Belarus in 2019, to provide assistance to the Belarusian cultural center in Beijing and the Chinese cultural center in Minsk. The parties also discussed the issues related to the organization of commercial tours of Belarusian theaters in China.

The embassy noted that cultural cooperation with China has been vibrant. For example, in 2017 Belarus hosted large-scale Days of Belarusian Culture.

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