We'll accept anything its maker wishes to call art.
With no restrictions we'll accept one work its maker wishes to call art from anyone who wishes to call him/herself an artist, add to the virtual tour and publish in a catalog.
The idea of the project is based on the notion that there are many more artists than we are used to seeing in exhibitions. "Institutions love restrictions" said Walter Hopps more than forty years ago and made a show with everything artists presented.
In 2017 a young curator Olga Klip followed the aspirations of Walter Hopps and invited all artists in Minsk and all over Belarus regardless of age, sex, education, or exhibition history to bring one art work each. After 36 hours of accepting artists with their works there were 661 artworks in the art gallery of nearly 2000 m2. Since then the exhibition became an annual event and moved to the National Contemporary Art Center (Minsk). In 2019 there were 760 artists with one work each. We published a catalog of works every year and have created a collection of several thousands artists by now.
In 2021 due to the Covid restrictions and the political situation in Belarus the project moved online. Seeing that our exhibition premises are on the web we are glad to invite artists from all over the world to join the project and present one art work or anything its maker wishes to call art. All the collected artworks will be published in a catalog delivered to the participating artists and will be exhibited in a virtual exhibition.
Participation cost 30 byn / 45 złotych / 10 euro / 15 usd
Deadline May 10, 2021 at 23.45 CET