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Yarat Contemporary Art Centre

Suns and Neons Above Kazakhstan

BAKHYT BUBICANOVA, Kazakh Imperial Art, 2017 Photo collage, digital print, 123 x 82 cm each.

Photo by Patrick Verbruggen. Copyright and courtesy Yarat Contemporary Art Centre, Baku.

In the exhibition “Suns and Neons Above Kazakhstan” at Baku’s Yarat Contemporary Art Centre, curators Bjorn Geldhof and Anna Fech sought to demystify Kazakhstan as a location that is often portrayed as a hinterland at the edge of the former Soviet Union—a place of steppes, eagles, cosmonauts and oil. After gaining its independence from…

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