Gustav Klutsis, Alexander Rodchenko, Sergei Senkin
Molodaia Gvardiia. Leninu, Mosow: Molodaia gvardiia, 1924
Uzbekistan, 1924 / decade of 1950
Voice from Moscow, Uzbekistan, 1925 / decade of 1940
Women’s Day celebrations in Tashkent, n.d. [1926?] / decade of 1950-1960
Uzbekistan, 1927 / decade of 1950-1960
The first locomotive of Turksib, 1928
Civil registration in Central Asia, n.d. [decade of 1930?] / decade of 1950
Gymnasts from Uzbekistan, 1936 / decade of 1950-1960
Construction of the Karakum Canal, 1937
06 March, 2020 - 13 September, 2020
Curated: Rogelio López Cuenca y Sergio Rubira
Orientalism, by the Palestinian thinker Edward Said (1935-2003), was published in 1978. It revealed how the East was constructed as the counterpart of the West by the discipline that gave the book its title. Orientalism was based on a series of stereotypes that corresponded to the interests of political and economic powers. Those clichés are still maintained today and they define the images of the East that we consume in the West, in the media and in films and advertisements.
This exhibition seeks to analyse and question some of those commonplaces in the images that were produced between the time of the Napoleonic campaign in Egypt and Syria (1798-1801) and 1956, the year when Morocco and Tunisia gained their independence. The show highlights the way in which avant-garde movements established relationships with Oriental “exoticism” in their attempt to break away from the canon of tradition.