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Beginning in the Middle

+++Conversations on the Post-Soviet+++

+++Elsbeth Dekker & Robbie Schweiger [eds.]+++

ISBN 978-94-92852-72-4
Price € 24,50
Editors Elsbeth Dekker & Robbie Schweiger
Graphic design Tariq Heijboer
Number of pages 192
Book size 10 x 17 cm
Binding softcover
Language English
Release date Winter 2022
Publisher Jap Sam Books
With the support of the Mondriaan Fund, Jaap Harten Fonds

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| A journey from and through (post-) Soviet contexts ending in Dutch art collections.

| Including interviews with Umida Akhmedova, Babi Badalov, Saodat Ismailova, Gulnara Kasmalieva & Muratbek Djumaliev, Taus Makhacheva, Yerbossyn Meldibekov, Almagul Menlibayeva, Maria Mkrtycheva, Furqat Palvan-Zade, Alexander Ugay.

Beginning in the Middle. Conversations on the Post-Soviet, edited and compiled by Elsbeth Dekker and Robbie Schweiger, explores the works, lives and travels of artists coming from
a (post-) Soviet context. The conversations delve deeper

into questions of art and (de)colonisation in countries in the Caucasus and Central Asia, most of which recently celebrated their 30th anniversary of independence.

Departing from Dutch collections and exhibitions, the conversations try to grapple with questions on the meaning and relationships that these artworks and artists are enabling. Touching upon various notions of time, space and perception, it wonders how to include other stories and voices into Dutch collections and Western stories of art. Three travelogues by Furqat Palvan-Zade take these conversations to another time and place – all the way across Eurasia and back to the Netherlands.

'The artists showed us that their post-Soviet reality is never an either/
or situation, it is not a monolith, but something fluid and subject to change. Adapting to circumstances; transcending territorial boundaries; exploring the archetypes, spaces in-between, ‘underwater’ processes, shapes of disrupted figures and pathways, and different passings of time without clear origins or futures.’
- Elsbeth Dekker, Robbie Schweiger

Elsbeth Dekker is art historian, legal scholar and PhD Candidate, Faculty of Law, Legal Theory and Legal History, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Robbie Schweiger is art historian and slavist, affiliated with the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

www.superflus.com

 

Conversations on the Post-Soviet

Elsbeth Dekker & Robbie Schweiger [eds.]

€24.50

Beginning in the Middle

Conversations on the Post-Soviet

Elsbeth Dekker & Robbie Schweiger [eds.]

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ISBN 978-94-92852-72-4
Price € 24,50
Editors Elsbeth Dekker & Robbie Schweiger
Graphic design Tariq Heijboer
Number of pages 192
Book size 10 x 17 cm
Binding softcover
Language English
Release date Winter 2022
Publisher Jap Sam Books
With the support of the Mondriaan Fund, Jaap Harten Fonds

| A journey from and through (post-) Soviet contexts ending in Dutch art collections.

| Including interviews with Umida Akhmedova, Babi Badalov, Saodat Ismailova, Gulnara Kasmalieva & Muratbek Djumaliev, Taus Makhacheva, Yerbossyn Meldibekov, Almagul Menlibayeva, Maria Mkrtycheva, Furqat Palvan-Zade, Alexander Ugay.

Beginning in the Middle. Conversations on the Post-Soviet, edited and compiled by Elsbeth Dekker and Robbie Schweiger, explores the works, lives and travels of artists coming from
a (post-) Soviet context. The conversations delve deeper

into questions of art and (de)colonisation in countries in the Caucasus and Central Asia, most of which recently celebrated their 30th anniversary of independence.

Departing from Dutch collections and exhibitions, the conversations try to grapple with questions on the meaning and relationships that these artworks and artists are enabling. Touching upon various notions of time, space and perception, it wonders how to include other stories and voices into Dutch collections and Western stories of art. Three travelogues by Furqat Palvan-Zade take these conversations to another time and place – all the way across Eurasia and back to the Netherlands.

'The artists showed us that their post-Soviet reality is never an either/
or situation, it is not a monolith, but something fluid and subject to change. Adapting to circumstances; transcending territorial boundaries; exploring the archetypes, spaces in-between, ‘underwater’ processes, shapes of disrupted figures and pathways, and different passings of time without clear origins or futures.’
- Elsbeth Dekker, Robbie Schweiger

Elsbeth Dekker is art historian, legal scholar and PhD Candidate, Faculty of Law, Legal Theory and Legal History, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Robbie Schweiger is art historian and slavist, affiliated with the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

www.superflus.com