Belarus // In Transition

15 September 2021 - 17:00 — 15 September 2021 - 19:30

A year after the rigged elections of 2020, while Belarusian intellectuals are targeted by Lukashenko’s regime, and the protest movement is silenced with oppression, we host a solidarity event and panel discussion on Belarus.

Belarusian and Dutch researchers and artists will discuss the Belarusian protest movement’s developments of the past year. Developments that may not be visible at first glance these days, when the repression is at its worst. From protest aesthetics to women’s emancipation, we will look into the long-lasting effects of the revolution on civil society in Belarus.

With Ellen Rutten, Olga Sparaga, Tasha Arlova, Maxim Tyminko, Lena Davidovich, Eef Vermeij.
The discussion will be moderated by Franka Hummels.

You can also follow this event via live stream.


17:00 - 17:10   Opening. Welcome - Franka Hummels

17:10 - 17:30   Protest Appeals. The Affect & Aesthetics of Eastern European Activism - Ellen Rutten 

17:30 - 17:50   Revolution is female - Olga Shparaga (via zoom)

 17:50 - 18:00  Short break

18:00 - 18:20   Art and Resistance - Tasha Arlova

18:20 - 18:50   Archiving protests - Maxim Tyminko, Eef Vermeij 

18:50 - 19:00   Rise Up, My Love! Performance - Alena Davidovich 

19:00 - 19:30   Drinks

If you want to attend, please send a mail to
Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 only a limited number of people could attend. 

Image: Yauhen Attsetski

This project is supported by the AFK (Amsterdam Fund for the Arts).