between heaven and hearth

Contemporary Art from the Centre of Asia

Tuesday, 18 October 2011
19.00, Royal Asiatic Society, 14 Stephenson Way, London, NW1 2HD, UK

Almagul Menlibayeva Aralkum Generation, 2011Almagul Menlibayeva Aralkum Generation, 2011. Production photograph from Transoxiana Dreams, 2011. © Courtesy Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, New York

Speaker(s): David Elliott (curator); Aliya de Tiesenhausen (historian of art) and Almagul Menlibayeva (artist)
Chair: Sarah Wilson (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Sarah Wilson (The Courtauld Institute of Art) and Lina Dzuverovic (Calvert 22)

In the fourth of a series of talks organised by Calvert 22 and The Courtauld Institute of Art Research Forum, a panel will look at themes raised by the exhibition Between Heaven & Earth, Contemporary art from the Centre of Asia. Presenting the work of 23 artists, this show evidences and explores the emergence of vital, critical, self-confident contemporary art from a region that has been vastly misunderstood and misrepresented and asks what such works can tell us about the cultural imperatives of these nations and their position within a global context.

The discussion will be followed by a drinks reception.

Calvert 22 will remain open until 9.00pm that evening and visitors are encouraged to come to see the exhibition either before or after the talk.

CALVERT 22 is the UK’s only not-for-profit foundation dedicated to the presentation of contemporary art and culture from Russia, CIS countries and Eastern Europe and presents a dynamic programme of exhibitions, talks and cross-disciplinary events from both emergent and established artists.  Founded in May 2009 by Nonna Materkova, a Russian-born, London based economist, Calvert 22’s mission is to create a unique platform, through imaginative and active presentations, for the very best in current art and culture from the former ‘Eastern Bloc’, whilst being a catalyst for new possibilities of cross-cultural understanding and exchange.

This event is organised by Calvert 22 and The Courtauld Institute of Art Research Forum in association with the Royal Asiatic Society

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