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“Apocalypse. Canselled:…” “Share Your Light”


On 18 May 2012 from 7 pm till 1 am the National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus will be creating a light and joyful, a solemn and a bit ironical atmosphere which will combine the Last Trumpet and the Rejoicing at a new cancel/shift of the world end with the support of the professional artists, actors, students majoring in creative subjects under the international project “The Night of Museums”. The Museum will hold an event where in the best traditions of post-modernism “the secret will become manifest” (it is not by chance that “Apocalypse” means “Revelation” in Greek!) and where one can get a ticket to the space Neo-Noah's Ark and “paint Apocalypse” in a joyful color, take part in a collective anti-Apocalypse art-therapy, find the most favorite Sin out of the Seven Sins, return all the Fruits back to the Tree, “try on” a possible result of next reincarnation and also feel a personal responsibility for that the Apocalypse has been cancelled again….

The action will combine the following events: the opening of the exhibitions “Transformation in…” (painting by Vasily Zenko, sculpture by Valery Malakhov) and “Life in Planet’s Outskirts” (painting by Viktor Petrov), the first video installation “Return Point” by a Belarusian artist Nina Raydan and the lomography “Apocalypse. Canselled:…” (author project of designers of the chair for IT of BSU, a concert of an American jazz-star Sheila Kuper (with the support of the concert agency “Equlibrium-APTC), the contest demonstration of the International silent cinema festival (together with kinaklub.org) etc.

 Advance sale of tickets will start at 11 am on 7 May 2012 (in the museum ticket office). The cost of the entrance ticket to the action is 25,000 BYR.

 ATTENTION! At the action you can attend the concert of Sheila Kuper only with special VIP-tickets, and their number is limited.

Advance sale of VIP-tickets (the cost already includes the fee for the action) is carried out by the distributors (phones 8-029-321-06-10; 8-029-577-73-18) and in the museum ticket office. The cost of a VIP-ticket is 200,000 BYR.

 The right to attend “The Night of Museums” for free in the National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus will be given to the visitors who will support the call of the action coordinators “Share Your Light” and who will invent creative hats with a shining electric torch.

 The Action will be carried out with the support of CJSC “BellSwissBank” (the title partner of the action “The Night of Museums-2012” in the National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus), Foreign Private Company “British American Tobacco” (the title partner of the museum), CJSC “Danaya” (the official Yves Rocher distributor in Belarus).

The official information partners of the action: the web-portal TUT.BY, the national mission “TV-and Radio Company “Mir” in the Republic of Belarus.

 The action coordinators:

Iryna Skvortsova, Ph.D. in art, the head of the department for research and education of the National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus.

Zakhar Dudinsky, the art-manager of the National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus.

Phone +375 17 327-45-62