New art project at the National Center for Contemporary Arts
About the event
The National Center for Contemporary Arts will host a presentation of the art project "Japanese Erotic Engraving. SHUNGA." Within the framework of the art exhibition, the LIBRA Gallery and the ArtPort Gallery will present their expositions.
The main space of the exhibition will be filled with more than 60 engravings by Japanese and Chinese masters of the XIX-XX centuries, presented by the LIBRA gallery. The audience will be able to see color woodcuts of such famous masters as Katsushika Hokusai, Ando Hiroshige, Kitagawa Utamaro. The works are collected from private collectors in Japan, China, the United States and Canada.

For thousands of years, the cultural traditions of Japan and the West have developed in isolation from each other, forming their own special, directly opposite view of the world. The exhibition will allow you to plunge into a bold and exciting genre — shunga.

Shunga (literal translation — "spring pictures") — engravings of erotic content. They depict naked figures of men and women, lovers in the most intimate moment of intimacy, without excessive modesty and guilt. The fact that in China publishers have released as scientific works, and in Japan materials were given to their daughters before the wedding, shocked the European public with its carelessness, frankness and inspired Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele…

The European view of the aesthetics and culture of the East will be presented by the Artport Gallery. The art project "SYUNGA" includes works by famous contemporary authors: Andrey Ostashov and artists of the Shappo dynasty-Alexander and Anton. Sculpture, graphics and picturesque art objects are selected thematically and harmoniously fit into the space of the exhibition.

The age limit is 18+

Minsk, Nezavisimosti ave., 47 (metro station Yakub Kolas Square)

Ticket price
12 rubles-adults;
10 rubles — full-time student;
8 rubles-pensioners, large families, disabled people of group III;

Routine operations
Tuesdays — Sundays from 12: 00 to 20: 00
Weekend: Monday

Opening of the exhibition
March 12 at 18: 30

Exhibition period
From March 13 to May 16, 2021

For more information, please call:
+375 44 540 30 00
+375 17 399 09 78
+375 17 235 03 32
+375 17 242 78 14 (cash register)