Madanov & Terekbay

Galim Madanov (born in 1958) and Zauresh Terekbay (born in 1964), live and work in Almaty.

This duo of artists who invests both the field of visual arts (via painting, installation) and film, made from memory and imagination the heart of its work. The devices, often monumental, they realize are the result of pre-collection from inhabitants of a city or simple walkers. Madanov – graduated from film school and connoisseur of the history of philosophy and political ideas – and Terekbay – who studied languages and international relations – are archivists of memories or dreams of others, developing a form of conceptual art of everyday life not devoid of a political and social criticism. The Transgression installation consists of shelves on which are presented more than 300 small paintings from newspapers, magazines, or toys for use. Arranged such goods from a stall, these paintings represent symbols of our time. Presented in the pavilion of Central Asia during the 54th Venice Biennale in 2011, the work has been specifically configured for MAMCS’s spaces.


E.CITY ALMATY / KAZAKHSTAN : LIFE IS A LEGEND: 5 December 2014 – 08 March 2015