Focus Kazakhstan – Exhibition Walkthrough & Open Forum

Saturday, November 17th
Exhibition Walkthrough & Open Forum
Focus Kazakhstan — Thinking Collections: Telling Tales
2-5pm | Mana Contemporary

(888 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ)

Join curators Leeza Ahmady and Vlad Sludisky for a walkthrough of ACAW 2018’s survey exhibition Focus Kazakhstan – Thinking Collections: Telling Tales, which focuses on Kyzyl Tractor, one of Central Asia’s most celebrated art collectives noted for their feverish experimentations and legendary performances in the 1990’s and early 2000’s.
The walkthrough is followed by an Open Forum with a group of esteemed Respondents-arts professionals from various contemporary art arenas who will discuss the exhibition’s significance and timely presentation in Jersey City in relationship to larger discourses taking place across Asia and the world.
For exhibition views, artworks, bios and a full concept statement, click here.

To attend the forum, please email for RSVP.

Open Forum Participating Respondents:

Livia Alexander
Curator, Writer, Chair of the Department of Art and Design at Montclair State University
Daniela Bertol
Research Artist, Scholar, Designer, and Author
David Borgonjon
Writer and Curator
Beth Citron
Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Rubin Museum
Jin Coleman
Art Advisor
Christina Davis
Independent Curator, Researcher
Jeanne Finley
Media Artist


Caption: Kyzyl Tractor, Red Bridge of Kyzyl Tractor, 2002, performance documentation, photo print