Opening day, Friday 26th February 12—7 pm
A group exhibition with artists from Belarus
Curated by Aleksei Borisionok
With a special contribution by Valentin Duduk
and presents a fragmented narrative, illustrating workers’ heritage, historical strikes and contemporary forms of labour unrest in Belarus and beyond. It questions how the strikes have been represented through history and how the notion of the strike as a gesture of disruption could be represented at all. Olia Sosnovskaya presents a digital collage based on her visit to the National Library of Belarus. The work speculates on the possibilities of readers striking. In his lithograph work, Uladzimir Hramovich questions how workers’ heritage is destroyed and “decommunised”. Marina Naprushkina collages text from current protest chants with the images of empty industrial spaces onto a sheet of paper from school exercise books. Gleb Amankulov explores spatial metaphors of refusal, blockading and suspension. “A Secret Museum of the Workers Movements” stands in solidarity with the workers’ movements and tries to highlight essential forms of care, labour militancy and histories of different workers’ struggles.
An essay by Aleksei Borisionok accompanies the exhibition along with a series of stickers by Valentin Duduk.
Opening hours: Fr 3—6 pm, Sa 12—4 pm
and by appointment