In the summer of 2020, Ala Savashevich asked artists and activists from Belarus to write her a letter. This gave rise to a story that is as well private and collective: a both quiet and loud resistance. The letters were then read aloud by Polish artists and activists. One might ask: How can solidarity be established? What do we achieve through art? These questions are the starting point for a conversation with Ana Christoserdova and Valentina Kisleyova.
The event will take place at Razam e.V. (“joint”), a Belarussian community and association which emerged from the transnational solidarity movement of the summer of 2020.
Please note: Free admission. Limited seating. The 3G (vaccinated, recovered, tested) rule applies.
Valentina Kiselyova was born in Uzbekistan in 1966. Since 1979 she has lived and worked in Minsk, Belarus. She graduated in “Theory and Practice of Modern Art” at European Humanities in University in Vilnius (Lithuania). Together with Ana Chistoserdova, she founded galleries of modern art Podzemka and Gallery Ў. Currently resident of the Air Berlin Alexanderplatz program.
Anna Chistoserdova (born 1982 in Minsk, Belarus) she works as an art manager and curator of international art projects and educational programs. The co-founder of galleries of modern art “Podzemka” and Gallery Ў (together with Valentina Kiselyova). Currently resident of the Air Berlin Alexanderplatz program.
Anna Limantava (b.1977 in Novolukoml, Belarus) she is a photographer, medical interpreter and an activist. Anna has taken part in numerous exhibitions. Her photographic portfolio ranges from concert photography to portraits to advertising photography. She also organises and curates art and cultural events.