This publication accompanies the exhibition 'Making Interstices' presented at the Central Asia Pavilion of the 53rd International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale.
'"Making Interstices" proposes to recognize the intricate distinctions and options of art making in the global world. If Making Worlds presents the broad-spectrum of today’s art, "Making Interstices" indicates the way artists work, operate and produce in Central Asia countries throughout the political and economic turbulences of the last thirty years. Violent complications of globalization aggravate the artists’ ability to discover, to employ and to exploit the little gaps (interstices) between the conventional and most of the time oppressive political and economic strategies. Making Interstices is a strategy that allows the artist to configure his/her thoughts, desires and humour freely congregate into a tactical, experimental and exploratory intervention through art… [...]' (by Beral Madra,

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Central Asia Pavilion: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan - 53rd International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia

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Foreword - Vittorio URBANI
Making Interstices - Beral MADRA
Collectivized Visions - Oksana SHATALOVA
Contemporary art in Kyrgyzstan, 1997 - 2005 - Gamal BOKONBAEV
Tajikistan: New Space for 'Other' Arts - Larisa DODKHUDOEVA
Reality as Theatre, Art as a Stage Set: Contemporary Uzbek Art Scene - Boris CHUKHOVICH
Making Interstices
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