"The Starting Point" of the Belarusian artist Viktor Alshevski
A point is always the center, the origin; it is the birth of something new, the source of the creative energy of life and the development of the world civilization.
The new author's art project “The Starting Point” consists of four thematic areas: “My Minsk”, “Museums of the World”, “Fragments of the Tower of Babel”, “Portrait of the Contemporary”. They unite places familiar to the majority of the Minsk residents, artists, associated with the city and the world culture depicted through the symbolic incarnations of artistic dominants of different nations and epochs. Thanks to this project, the past, present and future of mankind, its historical memory and the current flow of life are united.
“The Starting Point” is a part of the international creative project “From Lisbon through Minsk to Vladivostok” (2016–2017). It gives the new meaning to the idea of creative interaction of the authors of thirty capitals of the World. This is a new, powerful impetus to the integration of cultures in the spiritual space of all countries of the Eurasian continent, the search for a new international intellectual dialogue, the continuation of discussions and author projects on the platform of mutual understanding in Minsk, the capital of Belarus.
The location of our culture in the context of the world civilization is perhaps the main idea of this project, timed to the annual holiday – the Minsk City Day.
The exhibition will be open from 8 to 30 September 2018.