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International action "Night of Museums - 2012"

May 18, 2012 from 19.00 to 24.00 in the Museum of Modern Art (Independence Avenue, 47) will feature "East-West. Ceremony. "

"West is West, East is East, and together they will never happened ...". In the night of 18 to 19 May the Museum of Modern Art will try to challenge the all-known axiom. The space of the Museum there special crossroads of cultures intersect and where to interact emotionally extroverted top Western harmony and contemplative traditions and values ​​of Eastern cultures. Museum visitors will be offered a choice between a peaceful meditative atmosphere of the tea ceremony and the Dionysian emotional contemporary art practices. It is no secret that in the East and in the West is the time measured by the different categories. Our visitors will have the opportunity to choose between any two versions of sense of time: individual acceleration and deceleration of depression. The "catch the moment" and "stop the moment" they also will contribute original music and familiarity with contemporary East European author animation.

Program: Chinese and Japanese tea ceremonies non-stop, sand show by Diana Kamelieva, master class on origami, ethnic Eastern music, Eastern European animation, video, performance art, happenings, electronic music.

Big Hall

19.00 - 21.00 - Eastern European animation
21.00 - 24.00 - performance program penAtra (C) tion

Attention! Performance for adults.
In Belarus, a performance - it's more than a performance. Denominator, which represents a particular kind of art (total and only!), In our cultural reality has become a pronoun, replacing in some circles cries like "Wow" or "Damn!". Tenacious myths were also due to a favorable environment for them. On the cultural map of Minsk performance art is still blank. Everybody has heard the word, but how few have seen with my own eyes what it stands for.

Programs of the performance penAtra (C) tion, first shown at the IV Moscow Biennale is intended to fill this gap.

penAtra (C) tion - it is a hybrid of two words: "penetration" and "atraction." Experience penetration itself is sometimes painful, but art has the power to transform trauma into a fascinating attraction.

Modern Performers actively using various technological devices - from a video projector to aerocompressor. However, the main tool is still her body. A main theme - revealing the existential experience, which sometimes takes the strangest forms.


Konstantin and Sergei Muzhev Varkin

Yuras Borisevich

Ekzartsystychny Gesamtkunstwerk (Ilya Sin, Paul Wynn, Evgeny Rogozin)

And speaking of electronic projects:

Planet N

Zor `ka

generation skweee

Interactive audio video space  of "affirmative action"

Small hall, conference room

19.00 - 24.00 - Chinese and Japanese tea ceremonies.

The program includes:

  • 5 kinds of Chinese ulunav (imperial teas)
  • unique ceremonial Japanese tea
  • tasting teas non-stop from 19 to 24
  • School of Chinese tea
  • Japanese tea School
  • workshop on origami
  • sand show by Diana Kamelieva
  • live music syakuhatsi - national Japanese flute

Leading tea ceremony: Alain Velichko, Catherine Voynava, Roman Pritulchik.