ID: N23.2

Imagining OpenMuzej Belarus

19 – 20 June, 2023

Pilecki Institut, Berlin

Public program:
2 days conference

Imagining OpenMuzej Belarus:
community, contemporary art, engagement

June 19–20, 2023

Pilecki Institut, Pariser platz, 4A, Mitte, 10117, Berlin

Since 2022, a team of experts and professionals in the field of contemporary Belarusian art and culture have been working on the idea of establishing a public museum focused on research, archiving, preservation, support, development, demonstration and popularization of contemporary art of Belarus.

Perceiving museum as a process and a community, as a joint experience of practicing public history and a way of understanding the world as well as respecting art/culture as a right of every person the team sees and develops the OpenMuzej (OM) as a nomadic infrastructure.

The activity of The OpenMuzej addresses wides audiences and adheres to the principles of openness, mutual responsibility, interdisciplinarity, innovation based on the initiation and joint implementation of research, exhibition, educational and popularization projects with the involvement of Belarusian cultural actors – both in Belarus and in forced emigration.

On June 19-20 with support from Pilecki Institut Berlin we will organize a 2 days conference in order to discuss the role of museums as a place of community building and consolidation of the professional community and wide audiences.

Core audience:
Belarusian and foreign experts in the field of contemporary art and culture, representatives of international culture institutes and culture policy decision makers.