Cover Osteuropa 12/2010

In Osteuropa 12/2010

Creativity and Self-Assertion
The Cultural Scene in Belarus after “Bloody Sunday”

Ingo Petz

Deutsche Fassung


In Belarus, some of the strongest impulses for free-democratic values come from the alternative cultural scene. Despite the repression of the Lukashenka regime, it has captured for itself room creativity and subversion. The artists have not always understood their work as political. The repression after the December election could lead to a politicisation of the alternative cultural scene in Belarus.

(Osteuropa 12/2010, pp. 33–52)