17.07.2023 to 17.07.2023 - MQ Main Courtyard
Talk: Kunst und Risiko
Talk*: Kunst und Risiko
EIKON editor-in-chief Nela Eggenberger in conversation with MQ curator Simon Mraz
Mon 17.07., 19h l MQ Summer Stage, Main Courtyard l free admission
*the event will be held in German
With the Russian war of aggression on Ukraine, the situation has also changed dramatically for system-critical artists in the "perpetrator countries" Russia and Belarus: On the one hand, migration to the West is difficult, on the other hand, living and working at home has become unbearable.
The works of Lesia Pcholka (Belarus) and Sofia Mirolyubova (Russia) provide an insight into the world of repression, propaganda, but also of rebellion against the regimes of the two countries. The two have very different personal stories; risk was not actually on the agenda of their lives. The outbreak of the war changed that. The two courageous young photographers decided to capture images of horror, suffering, standing up against oppression as well as conformism.
It is not uncommon for their photographs to find their way into the world of media, including the upcoming September issue of EIKON as part of the "State of the Art(ist)" project.
Photo: Lesia Pcholka, Minsk, August 2020 © Lesia Pcholka