Central Asia Pavilion

Venezia - 30/05/2013 : 24/11/2013

Mostra collettiva dal titolo Winter


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The working title Winter is inspired by the poem "Winter" (1888) by Kazkah poet, Abay, a 19th century thinker who left an immense cultural legacy in the Central Asian region. The project draws from this poem in two ways. Firstly, Winter as a natural phenomenon embodies a potential transformational character, as it precedes Spring and the snow gives place to a full blossoming; where a frozen public dialogue is replaced by a more participatory one

Secondly, poetry has often been chosen in the past as a key tool to convey identity and to bypass lack of freedom of expression.The project aims to address, and bring a visual reflection on the complexity of the current socio-political context in the Central Asian region, by employing the tools of the poetical and metaphorical language.Central Asian Pavilion is curated by Ayatgali Tuleubek (27, Kazakhstan) and Tiago Bom (26, Portugal), two emerging artists based in Oslo, Norway.
The exhibition is accompanied by an extensive set of parallel events (film screenings in Spring and a series of seminars in Autumn) which will take place in 4 countries: Almaty (Kazakhstan), Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), Dushanbe (Tajikistan), Tashkent (Uzbekistan) and Oslo (Norway).