Minsk, Minsk, Belarus
Gallery of contemporary art Ў was formed in 2009 in Minsk, and now it holds a position as one of the most significant art spaces in Belarus. The gallery organises individual and group exhibitions of contemporary Belarusian artists as well as foreign European artists. Each exhibition is accompanied with artist talks, lectures, and discussions. In recent years Gallery of contemporary art Ў has built a reputation as a place highly engaged in the city’s public activities by running numerous seminars, debates and other events not only in field of art, but in social and civic arenas as well.
Since 2010 the gallery has supervised the project START. The aim of this project is to promote emerging young Belarusian artists by organising solo exhibitions and public discussions.
Aliaxey Talstou, Belarusian artist and writer, resident artist of gallery Ў at Supermarket 2014, presents documentation of his most recent self-initiated project - exhibited in Minsk in October-November 2013 -along with several sketches and notes of his new work.
“Ў” is a gallery with an atmosphere of free culture, where anyone and everyone can get acquainted with contemporary art trends and directions, attend lectures by famous art critics and participate in master-classes. It is an active art space aiming to popularise and promote Belarussian art. It presents art projects from eastern and western Europe that are forming a new generation of Belarussian art. Education is a very important aspects of gallery’s work and consists of organising and holding seminars, “round table” and other events in the field of art criticism, art management and curatorship.
The main aim of these activities is to bring together artists, curators, critics and analysts; as well as creating the conditions for forming a structure of critique, analysis and development in relation to the art-market in Belarus.