Materials: video, flatscreen
Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp, Donation of the artist, 2010 (Inv. no. S0441_11).
Almagul Menlibayeva's film EXODUS was shot in Karaganda in the centre of Kazakhstan. The film shows a glimpse of a community of nomads, who, following their gathering, prepare to depart. This departure is interrupted, however, by two women resolutely traversing the lonely steppe. However, the film ends with a departure en masse: a caravan of people, cars, lorries and horses slowly begin trailing their way towards the horizon. Menlibayevas’ film provides us with a portrait of a culture torn between age-old tradition and an existence in a globalised world. Both poetic and melancholy, the film illustrates the quest for identity and a departure for an uncertain future.
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EXTRA MUROS: Geel – Middl...
15 September 2018 - 04 November 2018.
Exhibition project Middle Gate II – The Story of Dymphna is a cooperation between M HKA, the Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp, and cultural
LATT: Europe at Large #6 ...
16 July 2010 - 29 August 2010.
Since the collapse of the USSR, the European horizon in that direction has remained limited to Russia. We know very little about what is happ
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The M HKA’s contemporary art collection has grown thanks to a combination of acquisitions, donations and long-term loans from various public
EUROPE AT LARGE
During the past decades M HKA has paid enduring attention to that part of Europe that was excluded from the reconstruction of Europe after 19
Eerste verdieping | First...
The video works for the theme Migration can be found on the first floor.
MIGRATIE | MIGRATION
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