Opening : Thursday April 28 from 18.00 to 21.00 Wild Project Gallery, 22, rue Louvigny, L-1946 Luxembourg
The Wild Project Gallery is pleased to present its first exhibition of the series
«Did you know...? ». Once a year, this group show will enable the public to discover the artistic culture of a different country in the heart of Luxembourg City.
Kazakhstan is the largest territory of Central Asia and as such, it raises a lot of interest and questions. However, after twenty years of independence, the idea that we have of this country remains vague, imprecise, intangible. Perception is the same with regard to contemporary art of Kazakhstan, while the cultural and artistic life is very intense.
To highlight the creativity of contemporary artists from Kazakhstan, the Wild Project Gallery invited IADA, International Art Development Association, to represent the artistic scene of its country. For three years, IADA has developed an action program to promote a platform for contemporary art of Kazakhstan. IADA organizes artist residencies, exhibitions and participates in art fairs in Vienna, Venice, Paris, London, Dubai... Through its large network, the opportunity is given to artists to engage in dialogue with collectors, curators and professionals of the art market.
Among the ten selected artists, some pursue their work in Kazakhstan, revisiting the pictorial traditions of the country, whilst others, from a new generation of artists, have immigrated to Paris, London or Berlin. The confrontation of works by establoished and emerging artists from kazakhstan reflects the diversity of its culture, inspiring and powerful emancipation, but also embodies the risk of dissolution of the Kazakh identity.
For the first time in Luxembourg, the Wild project Gallery will present works by the most established contemporary artists from Kazakhstan, as Askhat Akhmediyarov, Said Atabekov, Galim Madanov and Almagul Menlibayeva. The exhibition also introduces young Kazakh artist who have made their proof on international scene during the last years: Kamilla Gabdullina, Gaisha Madanova, Gulnur Mukazhanova, Aza Shadenova and Ada Yu.