Suzani, 20th century, Uzbekistan, cotton, silk, L.121 cm, W. 90 cm, TXT.00115.
Drawing from her experience as curator of the seminal exhibition Splendours of the Oases of Uzbekistan presented at the Louvre in 2022, Yannick Lintz will highlight the specificities of Uzbekistan’s complex and rich cultural identity, and the challenges and choices involved in bringing it to a broader Western audience. Delving into the core narratives of the exhibition and the conditions under which it was organised, she will highlight the cultural and diplomatic significance of the endeavour.
The Splendours of the Oases of Uzbekistan exhibition took visitors on a fascinating journey to the crossroads of civilisations, in the heart of central Asia, in Uzbekistan. The exhibition looked at how, through the years, this hotspot of exchange and cultural flourishing provided a forum for Western and Eastern civilisations to dialogue and mingle harmoniously.
Insider’s View is MAP’s series exploring behind-the-scenes journeys of different aspects of museums and exhibitions that inspire and engage the audience in different ways. Through the programme, museum professionals take the audience virtually to diverse institutions around the world and share stories, anecdotes, rewarding experiences, and challenges they face in conceptualising, as well as developing the project in focus.
Bookings are closed for this event.
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