Tashkent Television Center, façade mosaic by E. Ablin, Tashkent, Uzbekistan © Armin Linke, 2022
Tashkent Modernism. Index
April 17 – 23, 2023
Comparing Armin Linke’s photographs with some archival materials, the exhibition weaves together images and narratives of 20 modernist buildings in Uzbekistan’s capital, exploring key themes in the city’s architectural, social and cultural history. Redrawing the landscape of Tashkent through striking images, the exhibition rediscovers its modernist architecture and presents a reflection of the colonial, postcolonial and decolonial aspects of the Soviet social and cultural experiment.
Commissioner: Gayane Umerova, ACDF (Arts and Culture Development Foundation under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan) Head of project: Madina Badalova Curator: Ekaterina Golovatyuk Photographic Essay: Armin Linke Exhibition Design: Grace (Giacomo Cantoni, Ekaterina Golovatyuk, Ksenia Bisti) Texts: Ekaterina Golovatyuk, Boris Chukhovich Research: Grace (Ekaterina Golovatyuk, Giacomo Cantoni, Ksenia Bisti, Natalia Saltan, Riccardo Salomoni, Zhongjian Kee), Politecnico di Milano (Davide Del Curto, Andrea Gritti, Sofia Celli, Federica Deo), Boris Chukhovich, Laboratorio Permanente (Nicola Russi, Angelica Sylos Labini, Laine Lazda) Graphic Design: Linda Van Deursen PR and communication: Anna Dyulgerova