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September 2021


Film programme and discussions with a focus on Belarus
Curated by Agnieszka Kilian and Marina Naprushkina

in cooperation with RAZAM e.V.

A year ago, people in Belarus took to the streets to protest the rigged election. These protests grew into one of the largest democracy movements in recent European history. Philosopher Olga Shparaga describes this as a post-national movement and speaks of the “female face of the revolution.” What forms can contentious politics against authoritarian state structures take on today? And what processes are necessary to maintain the protest over a longer period of time? How can we grasp these processes and reinvent new forms of resistance? What role does the unifying politics of care play and how do solidarity communities come into being?

The video works of the Belarusian artists shed light on different perspectives on the events over the course of the protest movement and the situations in which the artists find themselves: from a critical examination of state propaganda in Belarus, to a juxtaposition of “language and aesthetics”, to intimate gestures and private recordings. 

During the panel discussions, we would like to draw inspiration from philosopher Olga Shparaga and her book Belarus: The Female Face of the Revolution and talk about new forms and possibilities of solidarity-based communities.

The project takes place within the framework of the "institutions extended" program (2019-2022). The program "institutions extended" is financed by the "Netzwerkfonds - Zukunftsinitiative Stadtteil II (ZI II)", program "Sozialer Zusammenhalt".

Funded by the Berliner Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa

Marina Naprushkina is an artist, activist and writer. In 2013 Naprushkina founded the initiative "Neue Nachbarschaft / Moabit". Naprushkina participated in biennials, including Kyiv International - Kyiv Biennale (2017), the 7th Berlin Biennale (2011) and 11th International Istanbul Biennale (2009). She teaches at Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin.

Agnieszka Kilian is a curator, author and researcher with a background in law. She initiates and curates projects aimed at the increasing role of art in addressing current challenges. Projects she curated and co-curated: „Controlled Image“ (Mamuta Art Center Jerusalem 2010), “Dreams&Dramas. Law as Literature” (Ngbk Berlin 2017), “We,the People” (Central Slovakian Gallery 2018).

Khan´s Flesh

Khan´s Flesh

Kristina Savutsina, Belarus/Germany 2021, 57 Min. Min., OV with English subs


Ala Savashevich, Poland 2020, 38 Min. Min., OV with English subs