06/25/2019 - 08/30/2019
Estelikter Ótkenmen syrlasu exhibition is a space for artistic research - a dialogue of memory and memories between different generations. Artists and scientists tell stories and make it possible to hear the voices of the innocent victims of collectivization and dispossession, famine of the 1920s and 1930s, the deportation of peoples and the regime of the Gulag camps. This is a space where the nature and scale of political repression and its consequences for modern society are rethought.
The idea of the project is based on the principle of "Re-membering":
"Re-membering" (restoration of memories) - a concept in postcolonial theory, a tool for liberation from the trauma of the colonial past;
"Re-membering conversation" (memorable conversations) - a way to cure the pain of the loss of loved ones in psychoanalysis.
The exhibition presents the works of artists and scientists from Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Russia, the USA, Great Britain, Kyrgyzstan and Hungary, as well as the works of young artists, participants of the ART COLLIDER informal school, the ARTCOM creative communication platform, where a series of public lectures, discussions and workshops on rethinking the historical past and memory, in order to find a language for describing our postcolonial situation.
Michael Daniel Sagatis
Suinbike, Saıda Elemanova
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