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Luke Fowler, ENCEINDRE, 2018. Courtesy of the artist and The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow

Old World Order/ New World Orders is an exciting new exhibition of moving image work by contemporary British artists from the British Council Collection and LUX. This exhibition will be presented at the Artwork Museum of Shymkent from 15 June – 14 July 2019. This will be the global premier of this exhibition and represents the first time that the British Council has collaborated with the Fine Arts Museum, with the support of The Akimat of Shymkent.

The modern world sees the emergence of new social structures and associations of individuals and the transformation of existing ones. As traditional social boundaries change, we face very pressing issues of identity and affiliation. What can history tell us about that? 

The presented works provide an insight into the themes of material and non-material cultural heritage, modern culture, general identity and unity of society. 

Drawn from the British Council Collection and the LUX archive these six UK-based artists explore these issues using the biographic and documentary genres in cinematography, poetry and artistic fiction.

Artwork Museum, 2B Madeli Kozha St., Shymkent

15 June – 14 July 2019
The Museum is open daily from 10.00 to 18.00.
Entrance is 300 KZT.

Old World Order/ New World Orders is part of a larger moving imagine programme We are Here: Artists Moving Image from the British Council Collection and LUX

Project curator Tendai John Mutambu, invited curator of the British Council UK
Project curator in Kazakhstan Aigul Ibrayeva, fine art expert and curator of the pilot educational modern art platform PLATFORM.PROJECTROOM (Nur-Sultan)
Artists Callum Hill, Rosalind Nashashibi, Luke Fowler, Morgan Quaintance, Ayo Akingbade Onyeka Igwe

The exhibition will include daily public lectures by artists working in the media format and researchers exploring the themes of the forthcoming exhibition. For more information see below:

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Ayo Akingbade, Tower XYZ, 2016. Courtesy of the artist and LUX 

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Morgan Quaintance, Another Decade, 2018. Courtesy of the artist and LUX

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Onyeka Igwe, Sung, 2018. Courtesy of the artist and LUX

15 June: Creative Initiatives. Multimedia Exhibitions on the Platform

Aigul Ibrayeva -  a fine art expert and curator of Platformaprojectroom will give the following lecture: "Creative Initiatives. Multimedia Exhibitions on the Platform”.

The lecture will take place at the museum and start at 15:00. Entrance is free, registration is required: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WAH-lecture-1

22 June: “About Work” – an artist talk with Said Atabekov

Using an artist talk format, the artist wants to continue with how the Steppe Wolves series was created and to talk with the audience about how he created the videos and photographs, about the story of his work. A presentation of photographs and videos – both early and new works.

The lecture will take place at the museum and start at 15:00. Entrance is free, registration is required: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WAH-lecture-2

29 June: Artist talk with Smail Bayaliyev

“The History of the Kyzyl Traktor art group” - the artist will show a documentary, photographs and videos of the projects implemented.

The lecture will take place at the museum and start at 15:00. Entrance is free, registration is required: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WAH-lecture-3

06 July: “Form, Space and Structure” – a lecture by Vitaliy Simakov

The artist will talk about the method of space and structure theory and about his pedagogical work.

The lecture will take place at the museum and start at 15:00. Entrance is free, registration is required: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WAH-lecture-4

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