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Kazakhstan in Berlin: Bread & Roses

Berlin’s MOMENTUM & Studio 1 Hosts an Exhibition Focused on Kazakhstan

October 13th, 2018
Maria Mochalova, News from Berlin
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The exhibition Bread & Roses represents the art of four generations of Kazakh women artists beginning with the art created in the 1950s. The main focus of the exhibition is to show new perspectives and combine both historical aspects and modern views on Kazakhstan and its cultural traditions and art.

Focus Kazakhstan is a part of the bigger project under the initiative of the Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan  with a name “Modern  Kazakh Culture in the Global World”.

In total, the exhibition presents the masterpieces created by 20 women artists and guides the visitor through historical aspects of life, including topics such as the influence of Soviet avant-garde during 1920s and 1930s, questions of the socialist realism, Stalinist repressions, but also the processes of modernization and innovation of Kazakh art from the beginning of the 1980s.

During the exhibition you can see masterpieces from Anar Aubakir, Lidya Blinova, Bakhyt Bubikanova, Gania Chagatayeva, Natalya Dyu, Vera Ermolaeva, Zoya Falkova, Aisha Galimbaeva, Tatiana Glebova, Gulfairus Ismailova, Kreolex Zentr (Maria vilkovisky & Ruthie Jenrbekova), Gaisha Madanova, Aigerim Mazhitkan, Almagul Menlibayeva, Gulnur Mirzagalikova, Gulnur Mukazhanova, Katya Nikonorova, Saule Suleimenova, Gulmaral Tatibayeva and Lena Vorobyeva.


The official opening was on the September 25th with support from the Kazakhstan Embassy and representatives of the National Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The opening ceremony was followed by the speeches of the curators of the exhibition: by David Elliott, (Vice-Director and Senior Curator od the Redtory Musem of Contemporary art Guangzhou),  Almagul Menlibayeva (artist) and  Dr. Rachel Rits-Volloch (Dounding Director in Momentum.

The exhibition will be open for visitors until 20th October 2018 and located in the Kunstquartier Bethanien, Mariannenplatz 2, 10997, Berlin in MOMENTUM & Studio 1.


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