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.
12 December 2019 - 24 May 2020
Sekretiki (“little secrets”) was a popular pastime for Soviet kids. Showing your friends your collection of pretty objects buried in the ground under a piece of glass was an early experience of forming a friendship group, and looting such collections was an invasion of personal space.
Employing this game as a metaphor, Sekretiki: Digging Up Soviet Underground Culture, 1966–1985 presents Soviet underground art as a form of secret knowledge shared by a circle of friends and collaborators and requiring protection from the outside forces of ideological control and censorship. During the Soviet period, such secret activities were not limited to art but also included spiritual practices, from yoga to esotericism and alternative medicine. Among artists participating in the exhibition Vyacheslav Akhunov.
26 January 2020 - 29 February 2020
LB02 will critically explore dissonances between humans and our increasingly strained relationship with the environment. With a focus on the Global South, where ongoing social disaffection is being aggravated by the emerging effects of climate change, LB02 will bring together artists from across the world to engage with these pressing issues using sites throughout Lahore. “Questions of identity, recognition, and difference are among the most urgent and globally resonant of our time,” said Hoor Al Qasimi, Curator of LB02. “In the Global South, colonial legacies and the rise of modern identities have hardened differences across ethnic, religious, linguistic, and national lines,” she added, pointing out that LB02 seeks to address this growing polarization by recuperating histories of coexistence, interaction, and solidarity in regions such as Asia. “The objective,” said Al Qasimi, “is to offer an expansive and generous vision of the future characterized by multiplicity and openness, rather than by homogeneity and closure.” Among the artists whose work will be shown in LB02 is Almagul Menlibayeva.
28 November 2019 - 22 December 2019
Living memory is a project dedicated to the history, memory and overcoming of Stalinism in Kazakhstan. Collective monograph “Living memory. Stalinism in Kazakhstan: the Past, Memory, Overcoming ”edited by Zhulduzbek Abylkhozhin, Mikhail Akulov and Alexandra Tsai explores the history of the Stalinist repressions in Kazakhstan in the 1930s and 1940s, the memory of it and its understanding of modern Kazakhstani society. Among the artists participating in the exhibition are Said Atabekov, Bakhyt Bubikanova, Alexander Ugay.
27 October - 1 December 2019
Shiryaevo Biennale: Central Russian Zen transforms MOMENTUM into an artistic journey to Central Russia. Drawing from the photographs, videos, objects and installations of the Shiryaevo Biennale archive, this exhibition immerses audiences in an overview of the oldest active biennale in Russia and its creative evolution from the moment of its founding in 1999 until the present. Founded and run to this day by artists/curators Roman Korzhov & Nelya Korzhova, the Shiryaevo Biennale is focused around the principle of the "Nomadic Show", a processional exhibition through the ancient Russian village of Shiryaevo, on the banks of the Volga river. Over 180 international artists have participated in the Shiryaevo Biennale in the 20 years since its inception. Included in Berlin exhibition are artists Sergey Maslov, Rustam Khalfin and Yerbossyn Meldibekov.
8 November 2019 - 3 May 2020
The Missing Planet is a new series of exhibitions that occur semi-annually, conceived by the director, Cristiana Perella and dedicated to developing the themes, time periods and languages of Centro Pecci’s collection, each time entrusting the curatorship of the exhibition to an invited curator. This time the exhibition curated by Marco Scotini is dedicated to Post-Soviet art and is entitled Visions and Re-Visions of 'Soviet Times' from the Pecci Centre's and Other Collections. Amongst artists participating in the exhibition are Vyacheslav Akhunov, Gulnara Kasmalieva & Muratbek Djumaliev, Yelena & Viktor Vorobyevs, Said Atabekov.
13 November 2019 - 2 February 2020
The Moscow Museum of Modern Art, the National Centre for Contemporary art and the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center present the 5th session of the large-scale interdisciplinary project Human Condition, curated by Viktor Misiano. This year the theme focuses of the biography phenomenon – its place and importance in the contemporary culture. The exhibition Biography: Model Kit features videos, photos, installations and objects by 14 international artists, including Yelena and Viktor Vorobyevs with their series Necessary Additions. Home Archive.
2 June - 10 August 2019
Astana Art Show will present three exhibitions: First Contact of young Kazahstani artists, Memories. Dialogues of Memory and an international show Racing the Galaxy.
This event will bring together about 70 artists - stars of world contemporary art from 20 countries. Among the participants of the festival are: Almagul Menlibayeva, Anvar Musrepov, Bakhyt Bubikanova, Gulnur Mukazhanova. The expositions will be held in the Palace of Independence, the Palace of Peace and Reconciliation, in the TSE Art Destination Gallery of Modern Art and in the house of V. Kubrin, several art objects will decorate the urban space of Nur-Sultan city as well.
14 June - 18 August 2019
A group show of 22 international artists, titled Blood and Soil: Dark Arts for Dark Times has opened in Contemporary Art Centre in Vilnius, Lithuania.The exhibition follows some threads in contemporary art, such as using painting and performance to tell multi-dimensional stories. It also speaks to the importance of the underworld—the “chthonic”—and darkness as a semi-conscious articulation of lingering trauma, not least in Lithuania: the Second World War with the Holocaust and their aftermath. Rustam Khalfin's Clay Project is presented in this exhibition, curated by Anders Kreuger and Julija Fomina.
7 June - 4 August 2019
A group show, titled "The Body: Digital Frontiers" has opened in Electromuseum in Moscow. This exhibition, curated by Aristarkh Chernyshev is dedicated to the relationship between the human body and technology. It features Anvar Musrepov's work "Fear of the Future".