The Rape of Europe
Tengri Umai Gallery, Almaty
Within the framework of ARTBAT FEST 4
7-21 September, 2013
Curator: Valeriya Ibrayeva, Saule Suleimenova, Kuanysh Bazargaliyev
Artists: Said Atabekov, Zzitabl, Askhat Akhmediyarov, Kuanysh Bazargaliyev, Bakhyt Bubikanova, Zoya Falkova, Shamil Guliev, Kyzyl Traktor art collective, Erbossyn Meldibekov, Pavel Ovchinnikov, Stas Savitsky and Gleb Ershov (St. Petersburg), and Alexey Shindin.
Regardless of our efforts to convince everybody and ourselves in multipolarity of contemporary world, the history of art is still generally Europe-centric. This is especially true in post-Soviet countries, where it is associated with historic and geopolitical reasons. Interpretation and rethinking of European art by Kazakhstani artists is a large and interesting segment requiring a phenomenological approach. This exhibition is the first attempt of such analysis.