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16 Dec 2017

Belarusian art project Stol on display in Galerie Francis Barlier in Paris

MINSK, 16 December (BelTA) – The art project “Stol” (“The Table”) has gone on display in the famous Galerie Francis Barlier in Paris, BelTA learned from the Belarusian Embassy in France.

Ambassador of Belarus to France, Permanent Representative of Belarus to UNESCO Pavel Latushko noted the importance of showcasing the Belarusian contemporary art at a high international level and stressed that a lot of immigrants from Belarus at the beginning of the 20th century actually laid the foundation of Paris School, one of the world’s most famous schools of contemporary art.

The project has been implemented with the assistance of the embassy. The author of the project is well-known Belarusian artist Roman Zaslonov who has lived in France since 1997 and is an active representative of the Belarusian Diaspora. The project has been co-authored by producer Viktor Labkovich and filmmaker Sergei Talibov. This year the art project was featured at the 57th Venice Biennale, one of the most prestigious international exhibitions of contemporary art, and attracted a great deal of interest. The National Pavilion was organized by the Culture Ministry, the National Center for Contemporary Arts of Belarus with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Embassy of Belarus to Italy.

The art project “Stol” (“The Table”) is a 32-minute video featuring more than 20 short scenes that happen one by one at a table that is the main unchanging object. The viewer is involved in the process not only emotionally and intellectually. He is virtually invited to share the table with the characters of the video. Thus, he is not just an observer. He is in some way directly involved in the dramatic, comic and philosophical stories unfolding on the other side of the “table”.

The art project will be on display in Paris until 3 January 2018.


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