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Kazakh Artist Remembers Zhanaozen Oil Riot

Written by Mahina Shodizoda On 17 March 2014 @ 19:23 pm | 1 Comment

In Arts & Culture, Central Asia & Caucasus, Citizen Media, English, History, Kazakhstan, Protest, Quick Reads, Russian

A piece of art by Saule Suleimenova. Image by Selikzhan Kovlanbaev, used with permission.

A piece of art by Saule Suleimenova. Image by Selikzhan Kovlanbaev, used with permission.

Photo blogger Serikzhan Kovlanbaev presents [1] [ru] a photo report from a recent exhibition of works by Saule Suleimenova, perhaps the best known contemporary artist in the country. Suleimenova has been described [2] by another blogger as “one of Kazakhstan’s deepest, most interesting and prolific artists”.

The theme of the exhibition is Zhanaozen [3], an oil town in southwestern Kazakhstan where police and riot troops clashed [4] with unarmed protesters in December 2011, killing at least 15 people and injuring nearly 100.


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[1] presents: http://serikzhan69.yvision.kz/post/404518

[2] described: https://www.neweurasia.net/culture-and-history/artist-profile-saule-suleimenova/

[3] Zhanaozen: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhanaozen

[4] clashed: http://globalvoicesonline.org/2011/12/19/kazakhstan-longtime-strike-bursts-into-violence-state-of-emergency-declared/

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