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Equos. Kon. Horse exhibition on display in Minsk

Society 19.06.2018 | 15:16

MINSK, 19 June (BelTA) – Over 200 works of the artists of the 17th-21st centuries have made part of the joint exhibition Equos. Kon. Horse by the Museum of Southern Podlasie (Biala Podlaska, Poland) and the National Art Museum of Belarus. The opening ceremony of the exhibition took place at the National Art Museum in Minsk on 18 June, BelTA has learned.

Deputy Director General of the National Art Museum Sergei Vecher said at the opening ceremony, the project was initiated by Belarusian museum workers and took a year to develop. This idea was warmly received both in Minsk and Poland. The exhibition is a kind of a presentation of the Polish museum. The second half of the exhibits was taken from the collection of the National Art Museum to include sculptures, works of decorative and applied art.

This is the second project in the National Art Museum implemented in cooperation with Polish Biala Podlaska. Last year an exhibition dedicated to the Radziwill family was on show in Minsk.

According to Sergei Vecher, the interest in the exhibition is expected to be high. The placement of a temporary exposition in the social networks is already under discussion. Besides, the museum plans to hold a number of events with the Equestrian Sport Federation to present the exhibition.

Attending the opening ceremony of Equos. Kon. Horse exhibition, which will stay open through the end of summer, was Belarus' Deputy Culture Minister Alexander Yatsko, Poland's Ambassador to Belarus Artur Michalski.

The exposition shows horse in painting, sculpture, original and printed graphics, and also decorative and applied art. The exhibition demonstrates the ways the artists of different periods and artistic schools, styles and trends used to interpret the image of a horse in various genres of art, from battle to genre paintings, which formed a special artistic phenomenon — horse or hippical (from the Greek hippos – horse) genre.

The exhibition is organized by the the National Art Museum of Belarus, the Museum of Southern Podlasie, the Polish embassy in Belarus and the Polish Institute in Minsk. Over the recent years the museum played host to numerous exhibition projects organized at the initiative and with the support of Polish partners. Among them were Experts of the Polish Drawings from collections of the Podlaskie Museum in Bialystok and the Suwalki District Museum (2017), Napoleon Orda. Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Country from the collection of the National Museum in Krakow (2017), Polish Landscape. Franciszek Ryszard Mazurek. Painting (2017), and The Radziwills: The Fates of the Country and the Family (2017).

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