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Venue:
Palazzo Malipiero
San Marco 3199-3201
Vaporetto station San Samuele,
entrance from Salizada Malipiero
Lingua Franca / Франк тили

4 June - 27 November 2011

Artists:

Natalia Andrianova
* 1971 Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan; lives there.
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Said Atabekov
 * 1965 Besh-Terek, Tashkent district, Uzbekistan. Lives in Shymkent, Kazakhstan.
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Artyom Ernst
Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
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Galim Madanov & Zauresh Terekbay
G. Madanov: * 1958 Almaty, Kazakhstan.
Z. Terekbay: * 1964.
They live in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
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Yerbossyn Meldibekov
* 1964 Shymkent, Kazakhstan. Lives in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
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Alexander Nikolaev
* 1968 Tashkent, Uzbekistan; lives there.
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Marat Raiymkulov
Lives in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
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Aleksey Rumyantsev & Alla Rumyantseva
They live in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.
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Adis Seitaliev
Lives in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
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Curators:
Boris Chukhovich, Georgy Mamedov, Oksana Shatalova
Commissioners:
Asel Akmatova, Andris Brinkmanis
Assistant commissioner:
Adrienn Hruska
Advisors:
Gulnara Kasmalieva & Muratbek Djumaliev
Institutional Commissioner:
Art Initiatives, Bishkek
Lingua Franca / Франк тили

The origin of the term lingua franca is connected to a mixed language, which appeared in the Middle Ages, thanks to trading contacts between Europe and Asia. "Lingua Franca" is the Italian translation of the Arabic term "Frankish language", as with the beginning of the Crusades, Arabs called all Europeans "Franks". In Turkic languages of Central Asia this could sound like франк тили (in Kazakh франк тiлi, Kyrgyz франк тили, Uzbek frank tili).

Today the term highlights languages of interethnic communication (for example, English), or – in the broader aspects of semiotics – any sign system serving intercultural communication. International contemporary arts can also be considered similar to these languages. The exhibition of the Central Asia Pavilion analyses various aspects of this problem.

More about, special events:
- Press release
- Official website
Contact: centralasiaart2011(at)gmail.com

Website: www.cap2011.net

Organizer:

Art Initiatives
35 Shopokova street, ap. 42
720021, Bishkek
Kyrgyz Republic
Tel.: +996 (555) 28 04 04
kuramagallery(at)gmail.com
Asel Akmatova, Director

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Special features of pavilions and exhibitions, 54th International Art Exhibition, 4 June - 27 November 2011.


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