(Saint Petersburg, Russia)
“[Some day] the sun will appear in our window, too”: this Belarusian proverb expressing hope for a better future is more relevant today than ever as the world experiences a crisis, a time of change, fear, and uncertainty. In the late 19th and early 20th century, the phrase was used as a slogan in underground Belarusian-language publications. It went on to become the name of the first legal Belarusian publishing group, which existed in Petrograd from 1906 to 1916.
Alice Murlina is an artist who studied Sculpture at the Glebov Minsk State Art College, graduating in 2010, and Public Art at the St. Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design, graduating in 2018. She is currently enrolled at the Pro Arte School for Young Artists. She works in sculpture, ceramics, photography, and digital drawing and collage, as well as participating in shows, residencies, and symposia abroad. Murlina’s work has been exhibited in Russia, Poland, Germany, the UAE, Luxembourg, and Spain.