Open-air works exposition by Belarusian Salvador Dalí - Nikolay Seleshchuk in Minsk


The fourth exposition of the exhibition project “Khudozhnik i gorod” (“The Artist and the City” – ed) will feature this year the works of one of the first Belarusian surrealists, Laureate of the State Prize of Belarus Nikolay Seleshchuk.

In Yakub Kolas Square in the open air will be presented 30 reproductions of Nikolay Seleshchuk’s paintings from the collections of the National Art Museum of Belarus, Museum of Contemporary Arts, Belarusian Union of Artists, Mogilev Regional Art Museum named after Maslennikov and some private collections. The paintings will be accompanied by inscriptions in three languages – Russian, Belarusian and English. Visitors will be able to see the reproductions of “Chronicle of one night”, “Portrait of a Girl”, and “Way Home”, etc.

Nikolay Seleshchuk is a Belarusian bright and extraordinary artist of the 20th century; he’s a graphic artist, illustrator, prominent person of the Belarusian school of surrealism. He was called a “pioneer”, “innovator”, Belarusian Salvador Dalí. The artist received many awards in various national and international art competitions. In 1989, Seleshchuk was awarded with a gold medal and a diploma of the Biennial of Illustrations in Bratislava. In 1992 he became the Laureate of the State Prize of Belarus. The artist tragically died in 1996 in Italy.

“On the exhibition opening day in Yakub Kolas Square will be held a series of cultural events with the participation of music and entertainment groups. Moreover, Minsk residents and guests will have the opportunity to meet leading Belarusian bloggers and make memorable photos in a specially prepared photo zone,” informed Alexandra Shikunova, a VTB Bank representative.

The exhibition will be held from May 14 to September 10.

In previous years, an open-air exhibition featured works by Marc Chagall, Kazimir Malevich and Belarusian avant gardists.

Text and pictures by TUT.BY