Sound of Silence: Art During Dictatorship
January 27 – March 10, 2012
Curated by: Olga Kopenkina
Opening Reception: January 27, 6pm
Gallery hours: Wednesday through Friday, 12pm - 6pm
Artists: Project Antibrainwash, Nikita Kadan, Alexander Komarov, Denis Limonov (and group Lime Blossom), Marina Naprushkina, Ales Pushkin, Sergey Shabohin, Yauheni Shadko, Lena Soulkovskaia, Oleg Yushko and group “Fau.”
Sound of Silence: Art During Dictatorship is the first exhibition in New York City to survey the powerful activities coming from a generation of Belarusian artists who have endured seventeen years of autocratic rule.
Sound of Silence presents videos, posters, installations and paintings by nine of the most active artists and collectives from Belarus. These artists create work in solidarity with recent popular protest in Belarus, using their practice to challenge the status quo and contribute to the democratic movement, which expands far beyond their native land.