Racing the galaxy [group show]
Astana Art Show, Kazakhstan (KAZ)
RACING THE GALAXY reports on the gradual dissolution of dichotomies between East and West, in the era of global communication and the confrontation or melting of cultures, referencing the idea that artistic forms travel, mingle and enrich each other, from one continent to another. Dealing around the concept of nomadism and displacement inherent to all artists, the exhibition is a survey into the artistic approaches of Kazakh and international artistic scene, confronting historical figures with a younger generation of artists born with the appearance of the internet. It organizes itself around the central axis of the impermanence of things, social, political, economic, aesthetic rules and convenes all artistic forms—installation, performance, painting, sculpture and video photography. Astana Art Show 2019 aims is to penetrate the unique intuitions of the artists gathered in the exhibition and the thematic and stylistic amplitude embraced by a contemporary artistic scene, which constantly reinvents itself and resonates well beyond its borders.