M HKA, Antwerpen
26 March 2010 - 09 May 2010
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Since the collapse of the USSR, the European horizon in that direction has remained limited to Russia. We know very little about what is happening in the dynamic Central Asian states and in the Caucasian countries with ancient cultures. The Russian critic and theorist Viktor Misiano has for several years been working to support the artists of this region, which has resulted in some controversial exhibitions. He selected those artistic points of reference he considered most crucial, which included key works by the artists concerned. These works are shown in ensembles and will ultimately also be incorporated into the museum’s collection.
> Hamlet Hovsepian, Yawning, 1975. Video, dvd, 16 mm film, 00:02:20 min.
> Hamlet Hovsepian, Untitled, 1976. Video, dvd, 00:05:00 min.
> Koka Ramishvili, War from My Window, 1991-1992. Installation, b/w photo, 12 x (30 x 40 cm).
> Koka Ramishvili, Change, 2005. Video, dvd, 00:04:20 min.
> Viktor Misiano, Europe at Large - Art from the Former USSR, 2011. Book, ink, paper, 22.5 x 16.6 cm, 136 p., language : English, publisher : Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst/Contemporary Art Heritage Flanders (CAHF), Antwerpen, ISBN : 9789081666503 /9789081666541.