Yuliya Sorokina (Almaty)

Astral Nomads’ Way

Curator Sorokina, presented on the triumphs & challenges of establishing and maintaining a digital archive named after an unfinished novel “Astral Nomads” by the Kazakhstani artist Sergey Maslov. The archive in the form of a website and a series of curatorial program activates the legacy of Maslov who passed away in 2002, and a handful of other Central Asian artists, some who have by now become internationally well-known, yet remain unrecognized in their own countries and regions.

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Yuliya Sorokina, Astral Nomads’ Way, 2017. Performance lecture documentation FIELD MEETING Take 5: Thinking Project, November 15th at SVA Theatre.

Yulia Sorokina (born 1965) is a curator and lecturer, based in Almaty, Kazakhstan. She curated several projects within Central Asian contemporary art, among others – Muzyksatan. Media generation of contemporary artists from Central Asia, the 2nd Central Asian Pavilion, 52 Venice biennale (2007). She regularly publishing her articles, such as: The Ghost of the Garden-City, Catalog of the project ‘Soviet Modernism 1955-1991’, 2012 Architekturzentrum Wien and Park Books, Zurich; Almagul Menlibayeva: Wanderings and Incarnations, Afterall Journal, #31, 2012, UK; The Eurasian Utopia. The Legacy of the Nomadic Modernist. Third Text Journal, # 6, 2016, UK and many others.
She made PhD research in T. Zhurgenov Kazakh National Academy of Arts (2016) Currently working on Digital Archive/Resource

Sergei Maslov, Baykonyr – 2, 2002, multi-media project, size variable, from the collection of Astral Nomads digital resource