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Volha Arkhipava | Abstractionism in Belarusian art

28.11.2023, 16:30 room 02, build. B, 23 Lutego Str. 20

The lecture will be dedicated to abstractionism and how this trend was manifested in the work of various generations of artists throughout the 20th century. In Belarus, non-figurative art, its development and history have several important stages. During the lecture, we will try to analyze different worldviews in the understanding of “abstraction” and its use in visual and conceptual arts.

Lecture will be conducted in Russian, translated into Polish

Volha Arkhipava i san art critic and cultural expert from Belarus. She studied at the Belarusian State University of Culture, majoring in Culturology. From 1998 to 2022 she worked at the National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus as a research employee of the Belarusian department of 20th-21st century art. In 2020, she was a member of the initiative group at the headquarters of Viktor Babaryka’s campaign. Main scientific topics: artistic associations of Belarus; Belarusian avant-garde of the 1980s and 1990s (author of the portal in 2012–2015, preparation of materials for the portal); Belarusian abstractionism; project “Jozef Drozdowicz’s Universe”, studied the biographies of 20th century artists and their works, curated over 50 exhibitions at the National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus. UAP resident as part of the PerspAKTIV project.


The project PerspAKTIV is implemented in cooperation with RAZAM, Ambasada Kultury and Galeria Miejska Arsenał with financial support of the German Federal Foreign Office.

  • Author: o.petrenko
  • Published on: 27.11.2023, 13:43
  • Last edit: 27.11.2023, 13:43