Limited Liability Pavilion 4.0
Dubai Field Meeting Take 6
Sludisky and Veselova contribute works from 17 artist’s private collections formed by donations from their friends, colleagues and partners throughout the years. In Kazakhstan, which has just recently begun to create infrastructure to aid the arts, institutions are still learning how to fundraise, collect and form educational programs without the ideological interferences from the government. Thus, artists have been forced to fulfill the role of public entities in archiving their own practices, in addition to collecting works by fellow artists. Unlike works in private or national collections, these works were not commissioned or acquired but accumulated without theintrusion of a third party. This form of collecting relies on artistic inspiration, trust and intimacy devoid of the influential mechanisms prevalent within the art market.
Bio: Born in Almaty, Kazakhstan, Vladislav Sludskiy is the manager and curator of Ethan Cohen Gallery in New York and the co-founder and organizer of ARTBAT FEST, an annual Almaty, Kazakhstan-based, international contemporary art festival serving the Central Asian region. He is also the co-founder and curator of the Eurasian Cultural Alliance (ECA), dedicated to supporting cultural infrastructure in Kazakhstan and representing local artists in cities such as Venice, Kiev, Strasbourg, Moscow, Zurich and others. ECA has supported exhibitions at notable venues such as the PERMM Museum of Contemporary Art in Russia, the Strasbourg Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MAMCS) in France, the National Museum of Kazakhstan in Astana; and Damien Hirst’s solo exhibition at the Kasteyev Museum of Fine Arts in Almaty. Recently, Sludskiy curated a special public art program of permanent large-scale sculptures as part of the highly anticipated Astana EXPO 2017.
Olga Veselova is the Director of ARTBAT FEST, an annual international contemporary art festival in Almaty, Kazakhstan and the Deputy Director of the Eurasian Cultural Alliance. Veselova is also the co-founder of the public cultural space ARTPOINT and is an ongoing consultant for the annual festival Urban Art Astana. She has been a writer for the Central Asian Journal of Art Studies since 2016 and was recently a consultant for Astana EXPO 2017 and the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art.
Vladislav Sludskiy & Olga Veselova’s FIELD MEETING participation is supported by Eurasian Cultural Alliance (Almaty).
Edited by Leeza Ahmady