Contributors & participants:
Vladimir Bulat (MD/RO), Hujagochir Mijidochir (MNG), Yerbossyn Meldibekov (KZ), Seva Demidov (KZ), Piotr Wyrzykowski (PL), Nenad Andric (SRB), Eross Istvan (HU), Szabolcs KissPal (HU), Alexandru Antik (RO), Slava Mizin (RU), Evghenii Ivanov (RU), Iurie Cebotaru (MD), Mark Verlan (MD), Igor Shcherbina (MD), Ghenadie Sontu, Andrei Gamart (MD), Stefan Rusu (MD), Octavian Esanu (MD)
Invasia is intended as a cultural dialogue project involving artists, cultural producers and theoreticians from countries affected by the nomads. Participants from Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Russia (Novosibirsk), Ukraine, Moldova, Romania, Poland, Hungary, Serbia were invited to take part in this project, which was located in one of the Mongolian-Tartar settlements on the territory of Moldova. The archeological site Orheiul Vechi and the Museum of Archeology in Chisinau are the two locations to host the Invasion. While the ruins of the city are intended to be the site where the artists will produce site-specific works, the Museum of Archeology and Ethnography exhibited the works and photo and video documentation.
About the project:
Invasion is the title of the international project launched by [KSA:K], Center for Contemporary Art, Chisinau, in collaboration with the Museum of Archeology and Ethnography of Republic of Moldova in 2001. The incursions of the Golden Horde over the Eurasia continent back in the Middle Ages, served as source of inspiration in conceiving this event. We find major geopolitical factors of the past as being relevant to the nowadays-ongoing debates around issues of cultural imperialism, globalization or the ‘westernisation’. The project’s objective was to redirect the information flow, which comes mainly from the West, to a hypothetical one from Central Asia, Siberia, Mongolia, the Far East, the intention being to reconsider the historic past and current political debates concerning the national identity.
A project co-funded by the Cultural Link Program, OSI Budapest, SOROS Moldova Foundation, PRO HELVETIA Reseaux Est-Ouest Under the auspices of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.
Project partners: Museum complex Orheiul Vechi, Ministry of Defense of Moldova, National History Museum, Museum of Archeology and Ethnography of Moldova, Ministry of Culture of Moldova.
Project publication supported by PRO HELVETIA Reseaux Est-Ouest Under the auspices of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.
Design/Printing, IDEEA Cluj, Romania
Concept/Editor Stefan Rusu
A project organised by Center for Contemporary Art-[KSA:K]