Unique exhibition of modern Kazakh art opened in London

Within the framework of the Ruhani Zhangyru program, the first exhibition of the large-scale project of the National Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan "Focus Kazakhstan" was opened in London with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Sports, which will be held until October 16, 2018, reports the press service of the Prime Minister.

Егемен Қазақстан
24.09.2018 966

The exhibition "Postnomadic horizons" is prepared by 33 artists who use the modern language of postmodernism and work in various art media. Such as painting, photography, sculpture, installation and video.

The exhibition considers modern art of Kazakhstan in the form of dialogues between contemporary artists and their Soviet predecessors, who reflect on the concept of post-nomadism through art.

The curators of the exhibition Indira Duissebayeva and Aliya De Tiesenhausen suggest to consider the situation of the Kazakh art history in the context of the world currents, as well as the Kazakh society in the context of globalization. In the exhibition space there are parallel dialogues of artists with their predecessors of the Soviet period, and at the same time an analysis of the gradual de-sovietization of consciousness.

As noted by Aliya De Tiesenhausen, the Soviet period served as the final eradication of the nomadic way of life, and the period of globalization, now experienced, also affects the still preserved nomadic memory — traditions and culture.

"The concept of post-nomadism makes reference to the nomadic past, associated with Kazakhstan, and actively reflected both by artists of the Soviet period, and contemporaries. Post-Mind Consciousness is a literal translation of the English name of the exhibition. In this context, the word ‘consciousness’ defines a departure from the visual stereotypes associated with our country and the desire to analyze the work of artists under both conscious and subconscious processing of the past and the present," she said.

According to curators of the exhibition, the works presented are some kind of questions posed by the artists to the viewer about different roles that the viewer plays as a subject or object of nationalism, traditionalism, consumerism, feminism, postcolonialism and post-nomadism.

The works of the following authors are represented at the exhibition: Salihiddin Aitbayev, Askhat Akhmediyarov, Said Atabekov, Syrlybek Bekbotayev, Alexander Bibin, Bakhyt Bubikanova, Agimsaly Dyuzelkhanov, Saule Dyussenbina, Vladimir Eyfert, Kamila Gabdullina, Assel Kadyrkhanova, Abilkhan Kasteev, Dauren Kasteev, Moldakhmet Kenbayev, Rustam Khalfin, Makum Kisamedinov, Galim Madanov and Zauresh Terekbay, Gaisha Madanova, Erbosyn Meldibekov, Almagul Menlibaeva, Erkin Mergenov, Gulnur Mukazhanova, Aza Shadenova, Saule Suleimenova, Zitta Sultanbaeva, Abdrashit Sadyanov, Bakhtiyar Tabiev, Kanafiya Telzhanov, Alexander Ugay, Pavel Zaltzman, Vladimir Tverdokhlebov, Sholpan Sharbakova.

Curators: Indira Dyussebaeva-Ziyabek, Aliya De Tiesenhausen, curator-assistant Alima Boranbayeva and consultant Olga Sova.

The exhibition will run until October 16 at The Wapping Project: 37 Wapping Wall, St Katharine's & Wapping.

Thus, the exhibition shows a video installation of Almagul Menlibayeva's "Butterflies Aisha-Bibi," where the artist reveals a mythological narrative with reference to their own nomadic roots and shamanistic traditions of the peoples of Central Asia. "Peak Communism" by Erbosyn Meldibekov represents a kind of study of ideological transformations in the region through the process of changing the names of one of the mountain peaks of the Pamirs, which was renamed six times in 130 years.

The duet Galim Madanov and Zauresh Terekbay show the installation "Transgression," which was exhibited in the Central Asian Pavilion of the 54th Venice Biennale. "Transgression" is a comprehension of the sudden and fundamental changes that have occurred in the Kazakh society.

Assel Kadyrkhanova presented her installation "Machine" — a memory of the millions of unnamed victims of the Stalinist repressions of the 1930s, but also the responsibility of those who signed arrest orders, the role and place of an individual in collective violence.

LATEST

20.02.2019

French secretary of state to visit Uzbekistan in spring

20.02.2019

Astana's Lutsenko leads in Tour of Oman Stage 4

20.02.2019

Tariff differentiation: how to save on heat and electricity

19.02.2019

Bakytzhan Sagintayev: Implementation of Digital Kazakhstan State Program is under special control of the Head of State

19.02.2019

Kukushkin starts with a victory in the ATP tournament in Marseille

19.02.2019

Astana Pro Team is ready for the next challenge at the 2.HC stage race Vuelta

19.02.2019

Exhibition about nomadic culture to be presented in the Czech Republic

19.02.2019

​Kazakh publishers to participate in London Book Fair 2019

19.02.2019

Kazakh Ambassador takes part in Warwick Central Asia Forum

18.02.2019

Head of Kazakh Republican Space Communications Centre appointed

18.02.2019

Astana to enjoy Poetry in Music concert

18.02.2019

The first opponent of Daniyar Yeleussinov was defined in 2019

18.02.2019

Gorka Izagirre wins Tour de la Provence after a dramatic final at stage 4

18.02.2019

New US Ambassador to Kazakhstan: I am very happy to return to Kazakhstan again

18.02.2019

Kazakh Senate Speaker attends Munich Security Conference

18.02.2019

Miguel Angel Lopez wins Tour Colombia 2.1

16.02.2019

Bakytzhan Sagintayev meets with Chairman of the Board of Eurasian Development Bank Andrey Beliyaninov

15.02.2019

Constitutional Council announces decision on Presidential appeal

15.02.2019

Kazakh President meets with winners and prize-winners of international sports competitions

15.02.2019

Southern Gas Corridor can transport gas from Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, says SOCAR

COLUMNISTS

Aliya Ashim, Journalist

Brazil’s version of Trump: why is it a «wake-up call» for the world?

<p style="text-align: justify;">A racist, a homophobe, a misogynist, a pro-torturer. Because of the profane outbursts and verbal abuse, he has earned such an image and was even considered as a political clown. Once he insulted lawmaker claiming that she was too ugly to be worth of raping. What is more, he said that he’d rather have a dead son than a gay one. Therefore, analysts concluded that Brazil has elected the most extremist president among democratic countries. So why did Brazil decide to make «really radical shift»? How did such an «extreme» and «unpleasant» figure become a president?<br /> </p>

Jylkybay Jagyparuly,

Mechanical engineering is a potential pillar of the economy

In industrialized countries, one of the most important indicators of the economy is the level of development of the machine-building industry. Independent Kazakhstan, striving to achieve ambitious goals, is making great efforts to develop machine building in the process of diversifying its economy.

Alisultan Kulanbay,

June 4 - Day of State Symbols of Kazakhstan

State symbols - the State Flag, State Anthem and State Emblem demonstrate to the world the independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan, also continuity between the past, the present and the future of the state.

Ainash ESALI,

Is it all good that they advertise?

Advertising is the driving force of production and business. This is an indisputable fact.

Nazira RAKHMANKYZY, Film critic

Splash of commercial films in Kazakhstan

Last year, the number of feature films which filmed reached thirty-six in Kazakhstan. We should say that it is an unprecedented figure in the history of Kazakh cinema in the last quarter century.

Comments(0)

ADD A COMMENT