2021 / Group exhibition

Mystetskyi Arsenal (Kyiv, Ukraine)

'Neophyte II' presented in the framework of "Every Day. Art, Solidarity, Resistance” group exhibition at Mystetskyi Arsenal (Kyiv, Ukraine).

At the time when Belarus is shaken by a major political crisis accompanied by mass protests and unprecedented repressions, while the whole world is gripped by a pandemic, a group of Belarusian millennials finds themselves in a parallel world. As the artist himself writes, “It is a looking-glass world – time here moves in a loop, the past and the future are united, and each sound echoes over the tree crowns to get back to the throat that produced it. A constellation of eye-like lakes is surrounded by a sacred forest, no one counts days or nights here, and every morning the light is born.”
Accompanied by an artist who is both a mediator and a cameraman, young people explore decentralized nature as their minds and bodies move through it. The forest becomes a place of protection, a shelter for magical and partisan forces, a space of non-linearity and freedom.