In late January, London’s Coningsby Gallery featured the exhibition “Migrant’s Altar. Farewell” by the contemporary multi-disciplinary artist and artivist from Belarus Maria Gvardeitseva. The exhibition became a strong and resonating statement of the artist, concerning the range of topics that are beyond “nice” and “decorative” in art and society. In this dramatic emotional immersion through powerful art pieces, Maria Gvardeitseva raised topics of self-identification, civil expression, women’s perspectives, and immigration issues. The artist showed intimate treasures traveling with her in a search for a homeland, like thousands of exiles all over the world today.
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