The theme of a lost or never found home resounds in our geographical and temporal space. Our history of now is woven from stories about life in a transit home that retains the features of a liminal and patchwork identity, about struggling to find and return to a house that is inaccessible and unsafe, or about realizing that the home we live in no longer belongs to us.
We cannot always and simply be at home and remain human. Both require conscious and responsible personal effort. When we are overwhelmed with sorrow and homesickness, we are reminded that it is time to try to be human and to redeem our home.
“The Month of Photography in Minsk” (MFM) is an international festival annually hold in 2014-2020 in Belarus by a group of enthusiasts. Because of political situation currently MFM held during photo-festival in Lodz (Poland). The festival is aimed at extending the photographic medium understanding and enhancement of the status of Belarussian photography in the region and the world. At the moment MFM focuses on social and political situation in Belarus, Belarusian immigrants and Belarus diaspora. Launched in 2014, every autumn “The Month of Photography in Minsk” presented in Belarus up to 20 exhibitions in more than 10 venues of Belarussian cities and towns. In active collaboration with the embassies of different countries, non-governmental cultural institutions and local initiatives, the festival’s team organized workshops, lectures and presentations in which foreign and Belarussian speakers take part.
Curator: Sophia Sadovskaya
List of artists:
Series “Very personal items”
Series “Non-place geography”
From the series “Wniebowstąpienie”
Series and installation “Metanoia”
Series “Herbarium of female protest”
Series and installation “View mode”
Series “ You are violating public order”
Archive of amateur protest art