Curator: Lidia Malashenko
Lidziya Malashenka (1992 Minsk, Belarus)
Curator of expose Belarusian artist “Theatre distance”
• since 2018 Stage and costume designer(New Drama
• artist, •art critic,
• since 2019 Lecturer at the Belarusian State University
of cultural and arts
• since 2019 Lecturer at the Belarusian StateAcademy of arts,
• since 2018member of the Union of Artists of the
Republic of Belarus
• since 2021 PhD student of the Belarusian State Academy of Arts, specialty “art history”
•2018-2019 Master of the Belarusian State Academy of Arts, specialty “art history
•2012-2018 Belarusian State Academy of Arts (BGAI), specialty “theatrical painting” (course of People’s Artist of the Republic of Belarus Master:Boris Fedoseevich Gerlovan)
• 2009-2012 Minsk State Gymnasium-College of Arts (MGGKI) specialty “Graphic Design”.
set designer, SFX makeup artist, lector, artist
Curatorial Concept „Theatrical distance“
Every day, every minute, the world is changing. At the beginning of writing the concept, the pandemic shattered our usual way of life into pieces.
The theater is no exception. In some countries, the structure of theatrical work has completely changed. Others have stopped working altogether. The interpretation of many plays in the modern world has changed. It seemed that the pandemic would not recede, but troubled and tragic times do not come alone. The horrors that art hoped not to see in reality broke out. And they split our world even more, turning the world under their feet into burning lava.
Theatrical distance is an escape from the world of imagination. The theater does not avoid important topics, it just allows take a breath on its shaky islands. Theatrical distance is how we moved away from each other, first at the distance of medical norms, then at the distance of political views, now at the distance of physical intolerance. Theatrical distance is the distance between the audience and the stage. Our exposition will present photographic sketches, posters and models of productions by Belarusian artists of recent years. In islands similar to children’s cubes and squares of the classics in a world where the floor is endless lava. And we’re just kids hoping that the world will one day come together again from the pieces.