Shalazine Abstract

Shalazine is a self-published journal on contemporary art, activism, and paracultures from post- Soviet space (and beyond). It attempts to outline a loose network of underinstitutionalized artistic activities from various localities, framing them under the concept of translocality. Shalazine suggests to rethink the paradigm of territory and free it from the obsolete implications referring to authenticity and identity. The journal is published by krёlex zentr, a conceptual artistic parainstitution based in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Following the krёlex theoretical approach and political stance, Shalazine is concerned with queer*feminist and decolonial revision of androcentric and Eurocentric presumptions in today’s cultural work, questioning the boundaries between the human and inhuman, culture and nature, the imaginary and the real.