Bla-Bla-Lab — Art As Writing
Essentai Gallery. 19-25 August, Almaty. Initiated and curated by Krëlex zentre (Ruthia Jenrbekova and Maria Vilkovisky). Supported by Essentai Gallery and Togzhan Sakbayeva.
Bla-Bla-Lab is a text laboratory of artistic writings. It is a collective project that involved 20 artists from Kazakhstan as well as contemporary poets, activists and gallery visitors. It began as series of meetings where we discussed our approaches and strategies. After that, participants have been working for three days in the gallery space. On the opening evening visitors were invited to contribute to the exhibitions. The main goal of the project was to artistic expression. What can art as text look like today? What text can express beyond literary genres?
Participants: Feminita, Leonid Han, Dilda Ramazan, Tolkin Sakbayeva, Roman Zaharov, Katya Nikonorova, Suinbike, Ruthie Jenrbekova, Tamina Ospanova, Maria Neff, Rashid Nurikeev, Arystanbek Shalbaev, Ramil Niyazov, Medina Bazargaly, Anuar Duisenbinov, Laura Zainutdinova, Kuanysh Bazargaliev, Maria Vilkovisky, Amir Shaikezhanov.
DJn: Assel, Omi.