Book launch: “When The Sun Is Low – The Shadows Are Long” with Anna Karpenko, Anne König and Malin Gewinner

Publikation "When The Sun Is Low – The Shadows Are Long", Hrsg. Anna Karpenko, spector books

When The Sun Is Low – The Shadows Are Long edited by curator Anna Karpenko, opens up the view on the shadowy historical, political and phenomenological territory called Belarus. It highlights the interplay between an interest in tradition, the archaic and cosmology on the one hand, and a striving towards a pure form of modernist avant-garde on the other. Theoretical texts, poems, and interviews will frame twenty positions of Belarusian artists. They are reflecting various forms of resistance against repressive systems, whether they be the appropriation of ritual practices, artistic expression through amateur cosmology or the invention of a new language or a game.

The publication When The Sun Is Low – The Shadows Are Long is based on the group exhibition of the same name, which was shown in the Arsenal Gallery in Białystok and in the Museum of Contemporary Art Leipzig in 2022.

The book will be presented with a few lecture performances by Anna Karpenko and Anne König, publisher of Spector Books, together with Malin Gewinner, designer of the book.

Anna Karpenko, born 1985 in Minsk (Belarus), based in Leipzig, is a curator and author. In her curatorial and research practice she represents the intrinsic links between the archaic and contemporary forms of being.

When The Sun Is Low – The Shadows Are Long
edited by Anna Karpenko, commissioned by Arsenal Gallery, Białystok, Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig; Goethe-Institut, Warsaw

Texts: Anna Karpenko, Ihar Babkou, Volha Arkhipova, Daniel Muzyczuk, Lena Prents

128 pages, Belarusian/English, ca. 60 b/w- and colour illustrations, 24×31 cm, softcover,

ISBN 978-3-95905-728-8

28 Euro

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