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BY NOW

Contemporary Photography from Belarus

Aleksey Naumchik: We never get older, Minsk, 2011
Aleksey Naumchik: We never get older, Minsk, 2011

Belarus – a blank spot on the map nowadays? Since the 1990s, Belarus remains widely isolated, both in political relations and economically. Domestically, the country has been shaped by the autocratic leadership of Alexander Lukashenka. The young creative scene comments visually on the current situation in their country with a new way of seeing, humour and in some cases challenging impudence. The exhibition "BY NOW – Contemporary photography from Belarus", curated by Matthias Harder, is focused on new developments in photography in Belarus offers a fresh view on the development inside the Belarusian photography scene and draws a multi-layered photographic picture of contemporary Belarus, ranging from classic black and white portrait to Photoshop experiments with garish colours.

Already in 1994 in the exhibition "Photography in Minsk", the ifa-Gallery Berlin presented some of the artistic positions of the scene of photographers working at the time in Minsk. 20 years later it is apparent that even though there is seclusion and isolation, a new, young scene of photographers has emerged, who deal creatively with their everyday life and participate in global networks.

Eugene Kanaplev Leydik: Fata Morgana, Minsk, 2011/12
Mikhail Leschenko
Alexander Sayenko
Tanya Haurylchyk
Julia Leydik-Kanapleva
Maxim Shumilin
Siarhei Hudzilin: Private President, Minsk, 2011
Aleksander Veledzimovich: Space Project, Minsk, 2012
Aleksey Naumchik: We never get older, Minsk, 2011
Volga Sasnouskaya
Andrei Liankevich: Dead Heroes, Belarus, 2012
Pavel Kirpikau
Aleksei Shinkarenko
Alexandra Soldatova: Vacations in the City, Minsk, 2010
Alexander Kladov: Military Habits, Belarus, 2012
Palina Palynskaya: Balance

Exhibition catalogue

BY NOW. – Kehrerverlag, 2014. – 70 S. – (connect)

BY NOW

Contemporary Photography from Belarus

Berlin: Kehrer, 2014. – 144 pp. – (connect)

ifa Gallery Stuttgart

Stefanie Alber
Phone +49.711.2225.161
alber(at)ifa.de

13.02.2015 – 12.04.2015

Arts Education Stuttgart

06.05.2015, 16:30 h - 18:00 h | ifa-Gallery Stuttgart
Marrakech Biennale – Artists' and curator's talk
Art education
07.05.2015, 11:00 h - 12:00 h | ifa Gallery Stuttgart
Carrefour – Meeting Point. The Marrakech Biennale and beyond
Press preview
07.05.2015, 19:00 h - 21:00 h | ifa-Gallery Stuttgart
Carrefour / Meeting Point. The Marrakech Biennale and beyond
Exhibition opening