Return of the Image. To the 130th Anniversary of Marc Chagall

The exhibition Return of the Image. To the 130th Anniversary of Marc Chagall opens in BelarusOn April 18, 2017, a large-scale exhibition project of contemporary art entitled Return of the Image. To the 130th Anniversary of Marc Chagall, will be launched in Minsk, Belarus. The exhibition is organized by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Belarus, the Minsk City Executive Committee, the Belarusian Center for Contemporary Arts, the Belarusian Union of Artists, the Belarusian Union of Designers, and the Belarusian State Academy of Arts.

Marc Chagall was an unrivaled master of artistic representations, games, and transformations in time. The uniqueness of his works was manifested through the combination of the French avant-garde echoes and the author's idioms with free turns in space and time. The exposition dedicated to his 130th anniversary inherits the Chagall’s game spirit, represents contemporary Belarusian art with its complex interlacement of neo-traditionalism, modernism, and the latest visual practices, and shows the multiplicity of the lines of the Belarusian contemporary art.

The exhibition Return of the Image. To the 130th Anniversary of Marc Chagall will be open until May 21 and will be available at different sites.

The Belarusian Palace of Art (3, Kozlova Street) presents the works of painting, graphics, sculpture, decorative and applied art, and conceptual projects of the Belarusian famous and young artists. Showcasing the work of Marc Chagall “Lovers”, the exhibition continues the poetics of the famous master through the works by Belarusian and foreign artists who participated in the Chagall’s open airs in Vitebsk in 1994, 1997, and 2016 from the collection of the Marc Chagall Museum in Vitebsk. The opening of the project will be held on April 18 in the Palace of Art in Minsk.

The Belarusian Center for Contemporary Arts will feature the works of 63 artists selected by the panel of judges for the finals of the Belarusian State Award in Fine Arts. Established by the Ministry of Culture, the contest is held in Belarus for the first time. The winners will be selected in the following ten categories: painting, graphics, sculpture, arts and crafts, art in architecture and decorative art, art design, photography, a young artist, innovation, and criticism and art criticism. The opening of the Short List exhibition will be held on April 19 at the Belarusian Center for Contemporary Arts (Nezavisimosti Ave., 47).

On April 27, an exhibition entitled Golden Collection will open within the annual project An Artist and The City. The exposition will feature the best paintings and graphics from the collection of the Belarusian Center for Contemporary Arts as large-scale reproductions in the city space.