Kyzyl Tractor Art Collective, Red Bridge of Kyzyl Tractor (2002). Courtesy the artists and Asia Contemporary Art Week. Image via Art Radar.
Following the success of London's 'Post-nomadic Mind' exhibition, the third instalment of 'Focus Kazakhstan' is due to open at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City, USA under the banner 'Thinking Collections: Telling Tales'. The show is nestled within the larger programming of Asia Contemporary Art Week, offering itself as a retrospective exhibition of Kyzyl Tractor Art Collective's momentous breadth of work. This unprecedented survey reunites the group, known for their 'feverish experimentations' in the mid 1990s and early 2000s, and gives them the space to both revisit old projects and envision new performances for a Western audience. As such, the exhibition highlights each artist's individual practice and contextualises their work within their lost-but-not-forgotten collaborative working model.