Central Asian Mental Map

In the beginning of Spring 2016 kreolex zentre published an open call for artists from Central Asia prompting to send their most cherished ideas (just artistic concepts, not artworks themselves), so that we could compose a kind of an assemblage out of those concepts: a Central Asian Mental Map. Every concept supposed to be represented in some very simple way – an amateur drawing, a short writing, a small everyday object, etc. The whole project was similar to Hans Ulrich Obrist’s “Do It!” (1993), when 12 artists were invited to send instructions to the curator on what exactly should be done within the exhibition space. Eventually we received proposals from 14 individual artists and collectives. Proposals became material for our assemblage, that was made in St. Petersburg’s DK Rosy (Rosa Luxemburg’s House of Culture) in April, 2016.
Artists:  Katipa-Apai (katya Nikonorova)  Kuanysh Bazargaliev,
Saule Dyussenbina, Feminist Initiative Bishkek,
Zoya Falkova, Feminita Almaty,
Nika Neiman, Fatima Omir,
Lyazzat Serjan, Saule Suleimenova,
STAB, Tim Schenker,
Kuanysh Tazabekov, Diana Uhina.
This is a video documentation of the resulting installation.

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