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13 May 2019

Exhibition dedicated to European Games to open in Minsk on 18 May

Exhibition dedicated to European Games to open in Minsk on 18 May

MINSK, 13 May (BelTA) – Belarus’ National Art Museum will launch a large-scale exhibition project ads part of the cultural program dedicated to the 2nd European Games on 18 May, BelTA learned from the museum.

The exhibition of about a hundred paintings and graphic works, sculptures and posters on sports themes will feature both Belarusian artists of the older generation (Fyodor Baranovsky, Leonid Dudarenko, Boris Kazakov and others) and modern artists (Tatyana Radivilko, Viktor Alshevsky, Tatyana Kondratenko, Kirill Khlopov).

Sport has been a universal theme in art. Since antiquity the traditions of fair sport competitions by inviolable rules, the cult of the perfect body have always been interesting for artists. Revived in the early 20th century the sport theme is relevant in modern art,” said Yekaterina Izofatova, curator of the project, the head of modern Belarusian art at the museum.

According to her, the exhibition will show a wide polyphony of emotions in sport: drama and moments of clean wins, emotional outbursts in a jubilant stadium crowd and exciting moments during matches and practice sessions, passion of playing children and teens, the team spirit of mass competitions, speed and energy of sport expressed in symbolic compositions.

The exhibition will stay open till 30 June.

The 2nd European Games will be held in Minsk from 21 to 30 June. The cultural program of the European Games kicked off on 1 May. Interesting events will be replacing one another throughout the country until the end of June. During the games cultural events will be organized across dozens of sites. The cultural  program involves more than 40 cultural institutions of Minsk, more than 20 museums, five theaters, the best teams, musicians, artists.

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