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WORKSHOP · Paper flowers making workshop Mourning Morning led by Rozalina Busel

8 June @ 15:00 - 16:30


Paper flowers making workshop Mourning Morning led by Rozalina Busel

We are inviting you to join a workshop with Rozalina Busel, an artist who is taking part in the We’ll Hold a Wedding on Your Graves. Beyond VEHA Photographic Archive exhibition. In her artistic practice, Rozalina Busel explores themes of migration, social inequality, tragic events, and related emotional experiences. The connection between physical and symbolic borders is at the center of her interest. The workshop will be inspired by Busel’s installation Mourning Morning, which contains artificial carnation flowers created by the artist. Until nowadays, in many post-Soviet countries, carnation flowers are considered symbols of sorrow, while in other cultures, such meaning is prescribed to chrysanthemums, lilies, etc. Workshop participants will learn how to make paper flowers and are welcome to share their own stories about flower symbolism during the event.


About the exhibition

The title of the exhibition We’ll Hold a Wedding on Your Graves is taken from a fragment of the poem To Those Who Had Gone by Valery Marakou (1909-1937). Marakou was a Belarusian poet executed by the Soviets in 1937, along with 22 other Belarusian intellectuals and social activists. The idea of having a wedding on the ancestor’s graves is full of hope for the continuity of Belarusian life, history and culture, as well as belief in the possibility of sharing happiness with relatives who have passed away (rituals dedicated to worshiping the spirits of ancestors and communion of the living with the dead are present in Belarusian folklore until nowadays). The aim of the exhibition, among others, is to make Belarusian history understandable and attractive for outsiders by highlighting universal issues and problems common to different localities and cultures.


Registration: archive.veha@gmail.com


8 June
15:00 - 16:30
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