Jana Shostak Warsaw, Poland
Scream for Belarus
In May 2021, exactly a year after the Belarusian civil revolution burst out, Jana Shostak stood in front of the European Commission building in Warsaw and screamed for a full minute: this was the first of many screams for Belarus. The performance, repeated in the following days, commemorated those who had been tortured and, in many cases, killed in persecutions led by the Belarusian dictatorship. Shostak also addresses the fact that broader European society has no awareness of the bloody acts carried out in Belarus. Since her first public appearance, the artist continued her protest-performance in different locations. She spent the past year almost entirely on the Polish-Ukrainian border, facilitating the arrival of refugees, often using different artistic strategies in public spaces. Today, Shostak continues her artivism to raise awareness of the political situation in Belarus and Ukraine. In Santarcangelo, Jana Shostak will invite the local community to act together in public spaces through a series of workshops, making the cry for Belarus even louder.
Jana Shostak is a Belarusian artist and activist based in Warsaw, Poland. With her work, she tries to raise awareness for political issues through artistic language. Shostak has received the Critics Award at the Maria Dokowicz Competition of the University of the Arts Poznań, the Grand Prix of the Young Wolves festival and the Paszport Polityki for visual arts. She has participated in several exhibitions, including “Goodbye Ai Weiwei” (2018), “Attention!Border” (2017) and “Form resistance: Non-exhibition” (2017).
Access: accessible for wheelchair users and people with limited mobility.
piazza Ganganelli, Santarcangelo
duration: 1 minute
progetto realizzato con il supporto di Istituto Polacco di Roma
in collaborazione con SPRING Performing Arts Festival (Utrecht) e Berliner Festspiele nell'ambito di European Festivals Fund for Emerging Artists – EFFEA, cofinanziato dall'Unione Europea
© Jakub Szafrański