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Saodat Ismailova, Zukhra, 2013 HD video installation, 30 min., colour, stereo. Courtesy of Saodat Ismailova

In Conversation with Saodat Ismailova

Within the framework of the public conference Spiritual Affects against a Secularist Grid: Rethinking modernism and Islam/ic art, the Hyundai Tate Research Centre: Transnational, The Research Center for Material Culture at the National Museum of World Cultures and Eye Filmmuseum will host a public artist talk with Saodat Ismailova.

poster Saodat Ismailova  – 18,000 Worlds

The public event will consist of an introductory talk by Ismailova about her exhibition 18,000 Worlds. In this exhibition, Ismailova explores the invisible foundations of Central Asia. Moving from personal to collective memory, she connects myths from the region to its recent history and addresses its spiritual heritage for healing. In 2022, the artist and filmmaker received the Eye Art & Film Prize for her oeuvre, in which she devotes attention to the complex, layered culture of her motherland.

This programme is organised in conjuction with the conference Spiritual Affects Against a Secularist Grid: Rethinking Modernism and Islam/ic Art, organised on 10 February by Hyundai Tate Research Centre: Transnational and the Research Center for Material Culture at the National Museum of World Cultures.

Visit the exhibition page for the other public programming surrounding the exhibition and the screenings of Central Asian films selected by Saodat Ismailova. Some films specially selected for 18,000 Worlds can also be seen on the Eye Film Player.

Programme

  • 12:30

    Introductory talk with Saodat Ismailova (20')

  • 12:50

    Independent visit to the exhibition (tickets can be purchased directly at the museum ticket desk or through the exhibition page) (40')

    Your exhibition ticket gives you unlimited access to the exhibition (open 10:00 - 19:00), so you can re-enter any time you wish on the day itself (i.e. before or after the afternoon's programme).

  • 13:30

    Q&A session with Saodat Ismailova moderated by Dina Akhmadeeva (Tate Modern) (30')

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Saodat Ismailova

In 18,000 Worlds, Saodat Ismailova explores the invisible foundations of Central Asia. Moving from personal to collective memory, she connects myths from the region to its recent history and addresses its spiritual heritage for healing. In 2022, the artist and filmmaker received the Eye Art & Film Prize for her oeuvre, in which she devotes attention to the complex, layered culture of her motherland. This is her first major retrospective exhibition.

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Saodat Ismailova, Two Horizons, 2017. Two channel HD video installation, 24 min., colour, 4.1 surround. Courtesy of Saodat Ismailova and Le Fresnoy
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