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Belarus in Figures

2011

Mixed media installation (wall intervention)

Belarus in Figures

Marina Naprushkina »


Belarus in Figures is a serial of diagrams, which are compiled from the numbers taken from the annually statistical reference book "Belarus in figures.“ This book provides information on the socio-economic situation in the Republic of Belarus and is put together by the National Statistical Committee, the institution which is a part of the authoritarian system build up by the Belarus government. The figures should give the right and proved information about the agricultural produce, industrial products, education, number of employed, the population size and should provide a very stable image of Belarus State to its citizens. The diagrams done by Naprushkina pretend to be the real official diagrams, a part of state propaganda. These diagrams show the forged results and demonstrate how the state manipulates its institutions. The serial is a part of the archive of Office for Anti-Propaganda, it consists of app. 40 pieces and is updated every year. “Office” produces an archive of videos, texts and picture material on the subject of political propaganda. Belarus political model can be transferred to some other East European and Latin American countries from which Belarus gets political support. Belarus is also an outstanding example of how to establish a modern dictatorship and how the western democracies handle this case.



Project: Drifting Identity Station
Dates: 2th October - 5th November 2011
Project curator: Stefan Rusu






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