Solo exhibition of Ruslan Vashkevich opened in the National Art Museum in Minsk, Belarus, which is the major museum in the country and is famous for its collection of classic fine art. The artist's project is named "Museum" and is curated by Almira Usmanova. The exposition will be on display through October 10, 2011. The exposition includes more than 20 works. Here Ruslan Vashkevich’s new artworks are displayed along with quite well known “old” ones, which had been conceived and created in the nineties, though not necessarily in their original version - the focus is drawn to the artist’s interpretations.
The "Museum" created by Ruslan Vashkevich is a museum without borders in all senses. Not only without frontiers between the past and the present, between art and non art. It obliterates the distance between old masters and contemporary spectators, between classical painting and postmodern advertising. It challenges the very concept of a museum as a “bastion of cultural respectability” (as Paul Virlio put it), whose walls firmly protect the world of art from the interceptions of the street and from the profane judgments on the Beautiful and Sublime. Ruslan’s project allows reflecting on to which extent the classical museum can be really modern, interactive, provoking – informative and entertaining simultaneously.
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