Solo show by Yerbossyn Meldibekov "Transformer" in Garage Museum of Contemporary Art.
1 May 2020 - 29 November 2020
Transformer, the project which Kazakh artist Yerbossyn Meldibekov has created as the Garage Square Commission, is the result of his research into the history of the monuments in one of Tashkent’s squares, which have changed nine times in the past 100 years.
Over the past 100 years the garden has had six different names and nine different monuments at its center. The first monument was to Konstantin von Kaufmann, a Russian military leader who played a key role in the conquest of Central Asia. It was erected under the Russian Empire. After the Revolution it was replaced by a Red Flag monument, followed by Hammer and Sickle, The Beacon of Revolution, statues of Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Stalin, a stele with the Program of the Communist Party, and finally, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, a statue of Amir Timur.