SOUND OF SILENCE: ART DURING DICTATORSHIP
January 27 – March 10, 2012
Curated by: Olga Kopenkina
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.
January 27, 6:00pm: Opening Reception for Sound of Silence: Art During Dictatorship
January 29, 4:00pm: Art During Dictatorship Panel Discussion at Austrian Cultural Forum
March 1, 6:30pm: Screening of "Belarusian Dream"
March 10, 12pm: Curatorial Walk-through with Olga Kopenkina
"Sound of Silence: Art During Dictatorship" Exhibition for NY Art Beat
Goings on About Town: Art for The New Yorker