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The great exhibition project «Гульні. Игры. Games»

The great exhibition project ‘Games’ will start in the National Art Museum on the Night of Museums on May 18. It will be one of the most striking expositions in the course of the Cultural programme of the II European Games 2019. The grand opening of the exhibition will take place at 8:00 p.m.

Sport is an eternal theme in art. In the years since the ancient world, honest sports and the cult of a physically perfect body were objects of interest for painters. The sports subject, revived in the early 20th century, is also currently central in contemporary art. The exhibition offers the audience to watch different sports emotions: the difficulty and dramatic nature of duel meets and moments of clear win, jubilant crowd of the stadium and exciting matches and exercises, playing children and teenagers with enthusiasm and team work of mass games. These emotions are shown in symbolic compositions.

The exposition will be on the first floor of the main museum’s building and will combine the collections of the National Art Museum, the XO Gallery and private collections. It will include the works by old Belarusian masters F. Baranovsky, L. Dudarenko, I. Vlasov, B. Kazakov, A. Volkov and others, as well as contemporary artists T. Radivilko, V. Alshevsky, T. Kondratenko, K. Khlopov.

The exhibition curators:

Ekaterina Izofatova, Ph.D. in Art History, Head of the Department of Contemporary Belarusian Art;

Dmitry Solodky, Senior Researcher, Department of Contemporary Belarusian Art.

The exhibition will run from May 18 to June 30 and will be supported by the education program. Curators’ tours will be held at 5:00 pm on Thursdays. Entrance tickets can be purchased at the museum’s ticket office.

For reference:

The cultural programme of the II European Games started on May 1, 2019.It includes the best cultural events that will take place across the country in MayJune 2019.

Cultural events during the Games will be held at a lot of sites in Minsk. More than 40 cultural establishments ofMinsk have beenalready engaged. They are more than 20 museums and 5 theatres. The best on-stage performance groups, musicians and artists are brought in. Many events will take place in urban areas.

More information about the Cultural Programme of the II European Games