Autumn Salon in Minsk

On October 8, the Palace of Arts opened an intriguing exhibition and art sale titled Autumn Salon that presents a wide panorama of art by Belarusian artists, aged 18–40.

The unique art project, unparalleled in the cultural life of the country, is dedicated to the 25th birthday of Belgazprombank and is a part of a large–scale Art Belarus initiative for reconstruction of a coherent and continuous process of development of the Belarusian culture. The previous art projects of the bank showed a rich history of Belarusian art, but Autumn Salon intends to disclose its future prospects and its modern potential.

The exhibition includes more than 90 best works by the young Belarusian artists who have passed the qualifying round and are contenders for the Art Belarus award. The works are carried out in a variety of artistic techniques, including painting, drawing, sculpture, plastic, glass, photography, and installation. They represent the best creations of the Belarusian art of the 21st century.

In addition to the works of modern Belarusian artists, the exhibition also shows the masterpieces of world painting and sculpture. Those works are created by Belarusian representatives of the legendary School of Paris, such as Chaim Soutine, Michel Kikoine, Marc Chagall, Dmitri Stelletsky, and Osip Liubich.

The most promising artists will get a chance to expand the horizons of their careers, as the bank established the prize fund of 25 thousand euros to sponsor the future projects and creative fellowships of the Art Belarus award winners. A jury of art experts will evaluate the contenders, but the exhibition–goers are able to choose the Audience Award winner online at artbelarus.by.

Autumn Salon will close on November 8. Adult tickets cost $3; children under the age of seven can visit for free. Don’t miss the opportunity to see the unique exhibition!

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