MAKING the INVISIBLE VISIBLE | Saodat Ismailova & Alessandra Pomarico @tranzit.sk
MAKING THE INVISIBLE VISIBLE
a conversation between artist Saodat Ismailova and curator Alessandra Pomarico
May 11, 2023 at 6 p.m.
Online talk, Facebook live
Combining film, performance, and installations, the work of Saodat Ismailova centers on the cultural traditions of her native Uzbekistan, which were dismissed in the name of an imposed idea of progress and modernity. Between historic accounts and poetic evocation and across different temporalities and forms of lives (present, past, and future), her films represent a way to re-member, ceremonies that provide healing, or gateways opening up portals for the transmission of ancestral knowledge that resisted erasure, often thanks to women’s voices and presence.
The conversation will focus on the two films currently presented at the tranzitsk study room, her contribution (The Haunted, 2017) during the exhibition Grounding ~ Seeding which took place at tranzit in 2022, and her most recent work.
SAODAT ISMAILOVA was born in 1981 in Uzbekistan. She lives and works in Tashkent and Paris, and belongs to the generation of artists from Central Asia who came of age in the post-Soviet era. Her work circles around practices of mourning and ancestrality by foregrounding matriarchal narratives and stories about the loss of worlds.
ALESSANDRA POMARICO (Ph.D., Italy/ US) is an independent curator, writer, and educator working at the intersection of arts, pedagogy, and community building.
This event is part of How to Live Together? a series of conversations curated by Judit Angel, Alessandra Pomarico, Borbála Soós, and Ovidiu Ţichindeleanu within the Art Connected 2022 – 2023 sub-programme of tranzit.sk
ERSTE Foundation is the main partner of tranzit. // Media partners: Artalk.sk, Flash Art CZ & SK, Kapitál, GoOut.net