Yury Alisevich, Artur Klinau, Kanstantin Kastsiuchenka, Viktar Piatrou, Dizianis Skvartsou

Commissioner: Natalia Sharangovich, Curator: Mikhail Barzana,

Venue: Arsenale Spazio Thetis

Belarus’ pavilion at the 54th International Art Exhibition in Venice (la Biennale di Venezia) in 2011 will be decorated with the works made by five artists, the curator of the national pavilion, rector of the Belarusian State Academy of Arts Mikhail Borozna told reporters.

The idea of Mikhail Borozna was materialized by Belarusian artists Yuri Alisevich, Artur Klinov, Konstantin Kostyuchenko, Viktor Petrov, and Denis Skvortsov. Every author has made four works. These creative pursuits and experiments will make up the composition which will be arranged by means of tridimensional plastics, tonal and color graphics, media arts.

More than fifty nationals of Belarus, as well as ethnic Belarusians living abroad filed applications for participation in the Venice Biennale, said Mikhail Borozna. However, most applications did not meet the eligibility criteria. Most often these were outdated catalogues of the works which had been already on display. “My job as curator of the national pavilion was not to teach authors but to choose those who would be able to implement modern interpretation of the text decoration,” he said.

According to the curator of the national pavilion, a documentary will be made about Belarus’ participation in the 54th International Art Exhibition.

Deputy Culture Minister of Belarus Tadeush Struzhetsky expressed hope that Belarus would become a regular participant of the Venice Biennale and would arrange its permanent national pavilion there.

The Venice Biennale is one of the most prestigious forums in the world which is held once in two years. In 2009 the biennale international prize, Golden Lion, was awarded to the U.S. pavilion for Bruce Nauman’s exposition “Topological Gardens”. The Silver Lion for the promising young artist went to Nathalie Djurberg, an author of the Swedish composition Experiment. The Venice Biennale Golden Lion for the best artist was bestowed upon German master Tobias Rehberger for his installation

Photos by Cosmin Năsui

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