On June 14, the exhibition named At The Border was opened in the Lithuanian town of Medininkai which is just a few kilometres off the territory of Belarus.
The exposition is dedicated to the Belarusians who are fighting for their Motherland and the nation’s freedom.
Belsat TV reporter Hanna Rusinava is among those who worked on the project inspired by the developments that took place in Belarus in August 2020 and later.
“One cannot shout, cry, or calmly speak [about what has happened]. One loses their breath due to the excess of events, new names of political prisoners, deaths. Pain affects the bodies; their hearts bleed as well. When arranging the exhibition, I wanted to stress that persons’ soul suffer, and so do their bodies at the same time; that is why the works show prints of some parts of the body. It is sort of emotional pain which is passed on to all those who do care about what is going on in Belarus,” Rusinava said.
Belarusian musicians Vyachka Krasulin and Syarhei Kosmas, poet Ales Krutkin performed at the opening. The attendees had the chance to contribute to the creation of two paintings by leaving their handprints on the canvases; even a dog ‘was drawing’ with his paw.
The organisers are going to set paintings for an auction in the near future. The funds received will be handed over to the repressed and persecuted Belarusian journalists.
Exhibition At The Border in Medininkai. Photo: HR / Belsat