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Since 2011
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Art Aktivism

A cycle of activist, institutional-critical and anti-aesthetic works, actions and installations. Against the background of the rise of civic activism in 2010-2011, Sergey Shabohin created a web-portal Art Aktivist, which aim was to politicize Belarusian art and manifest the need to transition from partisan strategies in the art of Belarus to art activism. During this period the artist abandoned drawing in favor of other media: activist strategies, video, installation, actions and texts. He resorted to the method of so-called anti-aesthetics – the abandonment of the search for his own representationalism in favor of the existing artistic language of leftist political discourse. As part of the cycle, he criticized the art system, proclaimed slogans, gave lectures, and collaborated with civil society.

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