Exhibition: Focus Kazakhstan: Post-nomadic Mind

This exhibition runs from Wed, 19th Sep 2018 to Tue, 16th Oct 2018. See all dates

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Cost: Free of Charge

An exhibition that shines a light on Kazakhstani contemporary art through parallel dialogues between contemporary artists, their Soviet predecessors, and the rise of post-nomadism.

There are 32 artists in the exhibition including Almagul Menlibayeva, Yerbossyn Meldibekov, Gulnur Mukazhanova, Saule Suleimenova, and Aza Shadenova. They all use a common language of Kazakh post-modernism, working in various mediums including, painting, photography, sculpture, installation and video.

The art history of Kazakhstan is viewed through a series of dialogues held by modern and contemporary Kazakh artists -- drawing from nomadic and shamanistic art influences; The Soviet Union's imposing of the western fine art tradition; the post-Soviet move away from traditional methods by contemporary artists; and the current era of open discourse and revival of previously suppressed culture. The exhibition considers the history of art in Kazakhstan on an international stage and the developments of the society of Kazakhstan during the process of globalisation. Amongst the region, there is a societal trait to search and find individual and collective identities through the prism of historical and mythological nomadism and its rapid disappearance. The artist's works selected challenge the viewer to consider the roles they play on such subjects as nationalism, traditionalism, consumerism, feminism, post colonialism, and post-nomadism.

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