The Rape of Europe
Umai art museum (within ARTBAT FEST 4, Almaty)
7 – 21 Sep
No matter how much we convince ourselves and everybody in multipolarity of contemporary world, the history of art is still generally Europe-centric, especially 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.
Participants: Said Atabekov, Ablikim Akmullayev & Zitta Sultanbayeva, Askhat Akhmediyarov, Kuanysh Bazargaliyev, Bakhyt Bubikanova, Sh. Guliyev, Kyzyl Traktor art-group, Erbossyn Meldibekov, P.Ovchinnikov, S.Savitzkiy & G.Ershov (St.Pet.), Alexey Shindin, Zoya Falkova.
Curated by Valeriya Ibrayeva (Kazakhstan).
Co-curators – S. Suleimenova, K. Bazargaliyev.