ID: A23.2

Berlin: the Thirst for Freedom

July 20 – August 27, 2023  

Berlin, Germany
Goethe Institut Berlin and platformB


About residence:
The residence was provided for the filming of a new video about Berlin and the thirst for freedom. 

Special thanks to: Christine FischerLena PrentsAnna Bakinovskaia

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.



New project:
ID: N23.1

Оpen Muzej

June 2, 2023

The project was initiated by a group of Belarusian professionals and experts in the sphere of contemporary art. Our goal is to create an open public museum focused on research, archiving, preservation, support, development and demonstration of Belarusian contemporary art. 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 Open Muzej (OM) as a nomadic infrastructure.

We see this structure as a horizontal, free, ecological, inclusive and polyphonic organization. The special focus of the project is to build a horizontal network structure like a "mycelium” with the ability to sprout fruit in the most unexpected places. Hence, decentralization, collective intelligence, spontaneity, freedom, and nomadic infrastructure become the main concepts concentrating the meanings OM.

Contemporary art as a part of Belarusian national identity is investigated through the similarity with other cultural experiences: from the construct of the national to the universal. The strategies of "pamezhnasci" (borderland) – intercultural and supranational practices combining elements of different cultures and "tutejshasci" (from-here-ness) as a response to the uncertainty of the context caused by the fact that most of the cultural representatives are now in migration, practicing fluidity and flexibility in relation to new conditions and the new nomadic experience of life and work – find their expression here.


Anna Chistoserdova
Iryna Con
Valentina Kiselyovа
Sergey Shabohin

With participation: 
Yulia Bardun and Antonina Stebur


Residence KALEKTAR

ID: N22.3

August 15, 2022

KALEKTAR organizer
Rönne Stiftung organizer, sponsor
Domie organizer, partner
Gray Mandorla Studio partner
Sergey Shabohin curator, supervisor
Pavel Preobrazhensky manager

The residence founded by the research platform KALEKTAR and the Domie space is aimed at supporting representatives of the Belarusian expert community in the field of contemporary art.

Organizers: Belarusian contemporary art research platform (Minsk / Poznan), Rönne Stiftung Foundation (Berlin) and Domie Space (Poznan).

Supported by: German Federal Foreign Office, Civil Society Cooperation, Gray Mandorla Studio.

Chronicle of events:

August 15 – September 30, 2022
The artist Alexey Lunev became the first resident. As part of this residency, the artist prepared a new piece and presentation, which were presented at the Coalition exhibition.

October 1 – December 31, 2022
Aleksey Lunev received an extension of his residence within the framework of the PerspAKTIV project, created by RAZAM, Ambasada Kultury and IN SITU initiatives with financial support from the German Federal Foreign Office.

October 1, 2022 – January 31, 2023

The second resident was the art critic and curator Olga Arkhipova.

New domain:
ID: N22.1

November 01, 2022

Due to problems with the server,
it was decided to transfer the site
to a new domain name:

And new assistant: Heorhi Minets.