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Video program. Internal Memory—Not Enough Space?

22–26 September 2017


A program of videos by Kazakhstani artists for Garage’s pavilion at Expo 2017.

The program Internal Memory—Not Enough Space? curated by artist Gaisha Madanova and first shown at Garage’s pavilion at EXPO 2017 includes works by Kazakhstani artists who explore the phenomena of social and cultural memory, as well as the notions of space, time, tradition, history, and contemporaneity. Since the late 1980s, Kazakhstani pioneers of contemporary art have been studying questions relating to national self-identification and the way it has been informed by the Soviet experience. Video art was among the art forms that allowed for a better articulation of the traumas associated with the era, and many works revolved around traditional aesthetics and national cultural codes. Instead of those early experiments, this program offers a focus on the video art of the digital era of fast communication, where the concept of local has become a global issue. It features nine works made since 2005 by Kazakhstani artists of different generations and based in different countries.



Gaisha Madanova is an artist and curator. She was born in Almaty, Kazakhstan, in 1987, and graduated in Architecture from Almaty College of Construction and Management in 2009. She is currently studying at the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich, (under Hermann Pitz since 2012, and Julian Rosefeldt since 2016). She is the founder and chief editor of Kazakhstani conceptual art journal ALUAN. She is based between Munich and Almaty.


September 22–26, 2017

11:00–22:00  Garage Auditorium

Anvar Musrepov. Jigitovka

3D computer animation. 1 min 4 sec

Suinbike Suleimanova. FILL UP MMC

HD video. 2 min 18 sec

Alexander Ugay. Bastion

Black and white film, Super 8, PAL DV. 5 min 43 sec

Ayatgali Tuleubek. Here Be Dragons

HD video with sound. 8 min 51 sec

Said Atabekov. Walkman

VHS video. 12 min

Alexander Ugay. Here and Now

HD video. 1 min 57 sec

Ayatgali Tuleubek. Declarations

HD video with sound. 8 min 30 sec

Alexander Ugay. Earth and Shape

HD video. 16 min 47 sec

Asel Kadyrkhanova. Equilibrium

Video. 8 min


Free admission.

Videos will be screened in their original language with Russian subtitles.
The screenings are accessible to deaf and hard of hearing visitors.

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Running time: 65 minutes.

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