Old Patterns, New Order

Socialist Realism in Central Asia

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Oct 10 2015 - May 29 2016

Under Soviet political rule, artists across Central Asia created images that both embraced modernity and idealized the past. This exhibition will examine the socialist realist art movement in Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and others areas of Central Asia, pairing 20th-century paintings with examples of the traditional textiles they depict. Organized in partnership with GW's Central Asia Program.

  • Painting
  • Asian
  • 20th Century

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