Vitsebsk: Ales Marachkin's art exhibition banned
The exposition was supposed to open on
30 November in the exhibition hall of the Art and Graphic faculty of
the Vitsebsk State University.
The administration of the university let the exhibition’s curator know that there will be a re-attestation in the educational institution and the hall will be occupied, RFE/RL reports.
Miasnikova says that all
the terms were preliminary agreed upon: “The opening of Ales
“Return” was planned in a due course, we have already announced
it in the local newspapers. But the dean of the Art and Graphic
faculty of the Vitebsk State University Dzmitry
Sianko called and said
that the exhibition was canceled. The reason was that the hall was
There was no discussion of rescheduling, so one should understand that the refusal is final. Although no later than last Friday the head of a chair Henadz Isakau assured that everything was alright”.The paintings for the exhibition were supposed to arrive to Vitsebsk in the morning of 26 November. Having found out about the exhibition’s cancellation, Ales Marachkin managed to unload the car, provided by the Artists’ Union, at the last minute.