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    Baku to open exhibition "Suns and Neons Above Kazakhstan"

    Works by 16 Kazakh artists will be presented

    Baku. 1 June. REPORT.AZ/ YARAT Contemporary Art Space will host an exhibition of works by famous Kazakh artists.

    Report informs citing the YARAT press service.

    The group exhibition "Suns and Neons Above Kazakhstan" will run from June 7 to October 29 and to feature works of 16 artists.

    The event brings together seminal works of the 1990s and the early 2000s, from the artists Erbossyn Meldibekov, Bakhyt Bubicanova, Galim Madanov and Zauresh Terekbay, Almagul Menlibayeva, Yelena Vorobyeva and Viktor Vorobyev, Rustam Khalfin, Said Atabekov, Maria Vilkoviskaya and Ruth Jenrbekova as well as new commissions by emerging artists: Asel Kadyrkhanova, Nurakhmet Nurbol, Suinbike Suleimanova, Alexander Ugay and Gaisha Madanova.

    The exhibition aims to deconstruct a romanticized image of Kazakhstan as a vast and largely unpopulated geography that for decades played upon the collective imagination. It addresses various narratives of national history, from a post-colonial to a critical perspective, while discovering, mapping and voicing changing attitudes and concerns across generations. The exhibition explores the shifts and breaks within the construct of Kazakh national and cultural identity during a short timespan of its independence. It is an exhibition of Suns and Neons, of landscape and cityscape. Of artists dealing with history and nation building and an emerging generation concerned with private life and the emancipation of the individual within the isolated reality of city life.

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