PIR | TOY
Tengri Umai gallery
29 Dec - 1 Jan
Eurasian Cultural Alliance in cooperation with Tengri Umai Gallery and an independant curator Yana Malinovskaya is pleased to announce a group exhibition of Dalida Aliyeva, Bakhyt Bubikanova, Victor and Yelena Vorobyev, Aizhan Dussekenova, Caule Dussenbina, Alexandra Kalachyova, Polina Kanis, Andrew Kuzkin, Anastassiya Kuzmina, Roman Mokrov, Dana Molzhigit, Anvar Musrepov, Dariya Neretina, Yekaterina Nikonorova, Alexey Shindin, PNI art-group (Alexey Shindin, Konstantin Timokhin, Nataliya Novikova, Irina Maslikova, Anastassiya Strashinskaya), Mariya Obukhova, Fatima Omir, Dariya Polyakova, Pyatova Yevgeniya, Symbat Satybaldiyeva, Mariya Sokol, Pavel Solovyov, Saule Suleimenova, Zoya Falkova, Yegor Fedorovich.
Feast in the meaning of a form of collective relationships, today turn up in a different ways pass the time at the table, but kept the idea of "something more than just to eat and drink". When we say "feast", our cultural memory gives us the image of a large-scale ritual ceremonies, uniting people not only "horizontally" – at the table, but also "vertically" – through a joint spiritual experience. The rituals and rules of behavior during the feast in all national were clearly defined and carried a socio-educational function. The feasts learned not simple talking, but doing it on "high level". It was not allowed to offend the ancestors, the gods and the hosts of the feast. The host has provided elegant clothes for the guests who needed it. Now traditional feast is reflected in a new year's feast. A new year erases the conventions and differences, different national traditions and cuisine are blended in a joyful event. We put on festive clothes, lay the table and ask over guests.
We remember the past and plan for the future, like during the traditional feast’s dialogues between the worlds. What are we going to talk, seeing off the outgoing year? What to remember and what to hope for?
Our festive clothes are virtual, the bride may run away to another fiance, who has the power, money and weapons, food is crushed, the memory is distorted, our present appalling, the future is vague.
The illusion of reality – like a piece of meat in hand, which is impossible to eat. Are we altering it meat on cucumber or the latest version of the iPhone, the feeling of hunger persists.
What do we do with it? Can we even do anything?
We declare a feast in the territory of art and we invite all who are willing to wear our festive clothes. Here all of the work associated with food, but we talk and think not just to eat. We create a space for dialogue.
Curated by Yana Malinovskaya (Russia).