Street-Art in Minsk

A year ago, if someone had asked me about any interesting places in Minsk, I would have been really confused, not knowing what to say.

Now I know about the sites like TripAdvisor. Let’s see what it would advise us on “where to go in Minsk”. Wow, a square, a memorial, a park, another square, two more memorials. That creates an impression that there is nothing to see but very standard things.

However, there are a few more things that I found more interesting that going to yet another museum. One of them is the wall of Victor Tsoy. I’ve mentioned it in my very first post.

10641139_697133997029897_9041326358433802245_nOne more thing I would recommend to see is street art in Minsk.

Let’s see what Lonely Planet tells about this city (well, apparently, about the whole country):

Belarus allows the chance to visit a Europe with minimal advertising and no litter or graffiti.

Well, now it is obvious for me that the person who wrote this visited the capital of Belarus for 3-5 days and probably didn’t go anywhere outside the touristic places. I won’t speak about litter in this post, let’s discuss graffiti.

So, let’s get acquainted with street art of Minsk.

Why not to paint on the embassy building?

IMG_2549There is a factory near “Pervomayskaya”. It also doesn’t mind any street art.

IMG_2717IMG_2719 IMG_2724 IMG_2732 IMG_2735A portrait, street-art style.

IMG_2744Let’s see what is painted on the fences.

IMG_2749 IMG_2752 IMG_2753 IMG_2754 IMG_2755 IMG_2758 IMG_2759Sponsored art.

IMG_2765Wall-art, smaller size.

IMG_2767 IMG_2768Not all the paintings are so nice, of course. There are also lots of simpler ones.

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19 thoughts on “Street-Art in Minsk”

  1. Now isn’t that amazing!) I come to Minsk every now and then but I had no idea there’s so much street art there! Some of it looks really beautiful, artistic) It must have been done by someone with a lot of talent. Thank you for the insight!

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  2. Fabulous post. Here in Vancouver, we have some street art and it’s called graffiti and it’s against the law to paint or spray-paint public spaces. Any time it appears, it’s quickly painted over. So you only see it in run-down places, or by the railroad tracks or places that are difficult to access. Consequently, it’s become an act of resistance and rebellion to put up graffiti. Too bad, I wish we could have some beautiful, meaningful art like Minsk.

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    1. I am glad you’ve liked it. As for me, I lived in Minsk for about a year and didn’t even know that there is something like these arts. About 3 months ago, I’ve started having walks to the districts I’ve never visited before and eventually, got a collection of paintings to post.

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      1. Hello and Greetings! And thank you for the reminder of the Osgemeos public art installation. The murals are a pretty addition to the landscape that helped disguise a blighted view. 🙂

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  3. Awwww my home town! I just came back to New Zealand after visiting grandma in Minsk. Loved this part of Minsk and the murals ❤

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  4. What a great post about street art in Minsk. Loved it and wished I would have seen that Minsk while there. I enjoyed the monuments and the cultural park out of the city but do not really feel like I saw a real place, alive today, contemporary. I reblogged your post saying another reason not to do a traditional guided tour but rather ask around before and when you get someplace. Thanks, great post. I’m following from now on. My MInsk post is on mneset.me.

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