ZCZ Films based in London has produced some intriguing videos about contemporary art in out of the way places. According to the blurb
Kazakhstan is a delightful country with an extraordinary past and an even more extraordinary present. Art critic Waldemar Januszczak travels there to explore the shocking stories about the mad experimental art of modern Kazakhstan.
With its risky video installations, outrageous performance pieces, stunning nudity, desperate violence and weird shamanism, the art of Kazakhstan takes Januszczak’s breath away and will probably do the same for you.
Try this very short trailer for the Kazakhstan Swings video. The site is not easy to link to but worth navigating your way there.
(This link takes you to the home page, click on Films and then scroll down to find this title).
- Central Asian art joins mainstream market – Eurasianet – Dec 2008
- Download Leeza Ahmady’s pdf research report funded by the Asia Art Archive Martell Asian Contemporary Art Research grant.