This autumn, for the second time, a show of emerging Belarusian artists will be held at the 'Salon d'Automne' (Autumn Salon) in Minsk, Belarus from October 6 until October 30, 2016. Contemporary painting, photography, graphics, sculpture, and installations will be exhibited at this show. Visitors will have an opportunity to see, purchase and appreciate art created by Belarusian artists aged under 40 selected by a professional jury.
Two special premiums established by Belgazprombank will be awarded to selected artists. Several renowned international experts are invited to make part of the selection committee and make a choice for the Promising Artist Award. The competition format of the show will enable the voting participation of every visitor. As a result, the People's Choice Award will be conferred to the winner.
The Salon d'Automne is to be the new focal place for contemporary art in Minsk. Galleries, collectors, connoisseurs of art, artists and all those interested in new opportunities in the art world will be able to discover the new trends, and learn about the expanding horizon of this geographically specific contemporary art world.
Our goal is to create a new platform for work, communication, idea generation and project realization. The task of the Salon is to attract and to awake interest in maximal number of active and potential participants of the art market among professionals and amateurs.
The show will take place at the Art Palace in Minsk on the exposition area of nearly 2000 square meters. The choice of venue was dictated by its prominent central location. The Art Palace with its Soviet modernist architectural style was built in 1973, and is one of the major exhibition areas in Belarus.
Lectures, master-classes, roundtables, discussions and workshops will be held during this art fair with the assistance of cultural partners. A series of events will be dedicated to the collection and peculiarities of purchasing contemporary art objects.
A Children's Art Studio will be created for young visitors. Together with painters and experienced hosts, children will be able to get acquainted with contemporary art and demonstrate their creative abilities.