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From the Silk Road Into the Future June 15, 2008

Posted by Ana Bird in art.
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By Lisa Dorin

From Universe in Universes

For anyone who has been following currents in large-scale international exhibitions over the last several years, that increasingly noteworthy examples of video art are emerging from Central Asia is no great surprise. The first-ever Central Asian Pavilion at the 51st Venice Biennale in 2005 [1], curated by Victor Misiano, marked a defining moment for the region – solidifying it as one of the last frontiers of the global art world. Video, more than any other medium, surfaced as lingua franca of sorts, through which the seemingly isolated experiences of Central Asian artists were effectively translated for an international audience.

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