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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 ArtMeken Gallery in Almaty from 21 September – 20 October 2019. 

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.

ArtMeken gallery, 149 Nazarbayev ave., Almaty
21 September – 20 October 2019
The gallery is open daily from 12.00 to 19.30 (except Mondays)
 
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 Valeria Ibrayeva, a curator of many exhibitions in and beyond Kazakhstan, an author of articles, catalogues and books on the contemporary art of Kazakhstan and Central Asia
Artists Callum Hill, Rosalind Nashashibi, Luke Fowler, Morgan Quaintance, Ayo Akingbade Onyeka Igwe

The exhibition will include weekly 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

25 September: Hybrid Epistemes of Post-Colonialism (an artist’s talk)

Speaker: Zoya Falkova, one of the most prominent activists involved in the creative processes in Kazakhstan and abroad.

Time: 19.30

Address: ArtMeken gallery, 149 Nazarbayev ave.

2 October: GIF Animation as a Means to Construct History

Speaker: Saule Dyussenbina, an artist displaying her works in Kazakhstan and at international exhibitions. 

Time: 19.30

Address: ArtMeken gallery, 149 Nazarbayev ave.

9 October: Mutations and Transformations in a Post-Truth Era

Speaker: Yerbossyn Meldibekov, a renowned international artist whose works were purchased by major public collections such as the Russian Museum in St. Petersburg, the Yarat Centre in Baku, the Singapore Museum of Contemporary Arts, and the Projetto 107 Centre of Contemporary Art in Turin, among others.

Time: 19.30

Address: ArtMeken gallery, 149 Nazarbayev ave.

16 October: Document and Metaphor

Speakers: Yelena and Victor Vorobyovy, artists with a well-deserved international reputation, participants in the Istanbul, Moscow, Sydney and (repeatedly) Venice Biennales

Time: 19.30

Address: ArtMeken gallery, 149 Nazarbayev ave.

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