Belarusian Posters

The Office for a Democratic Belarus is pleased to present the travelling exhibition of Belarusian posters, "Visual Code of the Time: Post-Soviet Poster Art in Belarus".

In the framework of this project, works of prominent Belarusian designers have been seen by audiences in Warsaw, Berlin, Dresden, Brussels, Trieste, and will continue to travel to other capitals of the European Continent and, hopefully,
to North America.
Warsaw                                                      Berlin



Brussels                                                                     Trieste





Each presentation is followed by a small reception and a presentation of a catalogue that includes 44 reproductions of Belarusian posters of different periods accompanied by explanatory texts in the English, French, Italian, and Belarusian

In selecting posters for this exhibition we focussed on works of the 1980s and 1990s to demonstrate the impact the important socio-political transformation taking place in Belarus at that time had on poster art, leading to the creation of new artistic techniques and forms. Encouraging the public to broaden their outlook, and to cast off the blinkers of traditional Soviet ideology was thus the main goal of the artists who produced these posters.

By presenting Belarusian posters to Western milieux we hope to transform the widely held image of Belarus as an impassive part of the post-Soviet space and "the last dictatorship of Europe" and to endeavour to show particular aspects of Belarusian history, culture and art through the achievements of Belarusian artists.

We should like here to express our gratitude to all partner organisations who helped make this project possible, in particular the Robert Bosch Stiftung and the German Marshall Fund of the United States. We would like to extend our
special thanks to the Belarusian Union of Designers.

If you are interested to host the exhibition in your city, please contact our office:

Office for a Democratic Belarus
Square de Meeus 37, 4th floor (403)
1000 Brussels
Phone: +32 (0)2 791 7504 (7505, 7521)
Fax:+32 (0)2 791 7900