Opening Reception - Saturday, March 30 at 6 pm
Address: MORA Museum of Art I 80 Grand Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Participating artists: Grigory Gurevich, Lidia Chepovetsky, Yuri Dikov, Alexander Dudorov, Henadz Drazdou, Oxana Katsov, Alexander Katsenelinboigen, Dmitry Krasny, Yelena Kimelblat, Ales Marachkin, Katya Olive, Dina Perepelitsky, Ales Pushkin, Ales Shaternik, Julia Shaternik, Emil Silberman, Roni Sussan, Olga Taran, Andrey Tomarchenko, Irina Zavyalova.

"We live in very turbulent and challenging times. There are ongoing conflicts throughout the world including the Middle East and Eastern Europe, as well as many other confrontations, which are threatening to unfold into full blown wars throughout the globe.

The world is literally splitting into two camps - on one hand, nations and people who respect Human Life, and on the other, those who DO NOT! This second group, first and foremost, does not respect the lives of their own and, certainly, has very little regard for the lives of others. 

Today we also witness exponential growth of global communications, information technology and social media .

Most people are overwhelmed by the flood of information received on daily basis and rarely pursue to validate it . This leaves great many people highly susceptible to be manipulated and mislead into wrong perceptions, convictions and political views.

It is truly a global war of Light against Darkness, of ultimate truths against sophisticated lies! 

This war is not new. This war has been eternal ever since the creation of the men, yet it is certainly taking a whole new shape today in the world of technological advancements and globalization!

Art has the power to help individuals rise above the mundane world and connect to the higher spiritual realms of Life, Humanity,  Beauty and Nature.

Unfortunately, even the World of Art with its robust Art Market have not escaped the wrath of being highly politicized and from playing part in this global conflict. On the other hand , throughout history there were always few individual artists who dared to speak their mind, challenge the establishments and voice the truth. 

During those stressful times of war and unrest we decided to put together an exhibition to reflect on this eternal struggle of Light and Darkness, as well as, the true purpose of Art .

“The Good, the Bad, and the Art” is presenting different artists who create Art for the Art sake without bending to hidden agendas and popular viewpoints, and by doing so help all of us to rise to our higher level of being.

By Dr. Emil Silberman

Calendar of events at MoRa:

(Refreshments and wine will be served on all events)

Saturday, March 30

“Evening with Grigory Gurevich: An Incredible Artistic Legacy”, 4-6 PM

Jazz with Irina Zubareva, 7-9 PM

Sunday, March 31

“A Night of Poetry” with Dr. Andrey Gritsman and colleagues”, 4-6 PM

Saturday, April 6

“Art, Cult and Culture”, by Andrey Tamarchenko 4-6 PM

Volga Kott, a musical project and performance, 7-9 PM

Sunday, April 7

“Big Fairy Tale about Musia and Dusia”

Presented by Dina Perepelitsky, writer and 

Yelena Kimelblat, artist, 4-6 PM

Ales Shaternik, “Art under repressions in Belarus today”, 6-7 PM

Saturday, April 13

"Time and We - An Unforgettable Legacy”, 6-9 PM

Sunday, April 14

“The War inside of us”, 4-5:30 PM

Independent film “Mama” by Oleg Blinov, 5:30-6:30 PM