Group exhibition:
ID: E22.3


When Red and White ain’t so Black and White

February 5 — March 19, 2022

Sentiment, Zurich, Switzerland

Slavs and Tatars’ Pickle Bar

Andrey Anro, Uladzimir Hramovich, Vasilisa Palianina, Ala Savashevich, Olia Sosnovskaya, Sergey Shabohin 
video Mandrake Gardens, 2020

© photo: Philipp Rupp / Julien Gremaud

Pickle Bar sees in fermentation an analogy for the social transformation of the stagnate, the spoiled, or rotten political substance into a bracing regime to share the surplus fruits of souring. For the exhibition When Red and White ain’t so Black and White at Sentiment Slavs and Tatars’ Pickle Bar invites six former Belarusian participants of the studio’s mentorship program (2018–2019) to articulate an argument around these notions. Each of the invited artists investigates their epoch amidst the cult of personality, the tyranny of individualism and its repression on collective bodies. A white and red stork offers us a more generative take on the white and red flag of Belarus, asking us to reconsider new symbols far from a reductive nationalist attitude, be they related to exhaustion, hospitality, club or queer culture.