Open Menu
Add your event

Your what's on guide for events in Leeds

Windows of Tolerance: Asel Kadyrkhanova

Windows of Tolerance: Asel Kadyrkhanova
Dates and times

13 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018

Show Map

University of Leeds, School of Design

University of Leeds , Clothworkers Building Central, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 9JT

Windows of Tolerance is a project by artist Asel Kadyrkhanova studying the phenomenon of barred windows in former Soviet territories.

The project started as a series of 'flâneries' around the city of Almaty, former capital of The Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic.

Then a growing collection of photographs revealed distinctive features: the abundance of barred windows and ornamentality and great variety of window grill patterns.

"I study this phenomenon as a symptom, a form of manifestation of trauma in the lived space. The window grill – the ubiquitous, ornamented man-made barrier – becomes an effective metaphor to address and try to deconstruct the dialectic of inside and outside, as well as the conflict between private and public, which is especially characteristic of post-Soviet states that in different times have gone through shocks of collectivization (1930s) and privatization (1990s). – Asel Kadyrkhanova

Asel Kadyrkhanova works in painting, drawing, site-specific installation, and video art. Currently a PhD researcher at the University of Leeds (UK) uspervised by Dr Judith Tucker, School of Design and Professor Griselda Pollock, School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies. Her practice-led research concerns memory and trauma in former Soviet societies, seeing art practice as a method of inquiry into cultural and historical situations and events, as well as a way of communication/ translation of what does not find its place within language.

Location: Foyer Gallery, Clothworkers Building Central

Visit Website

Please check times with event organiser for any last minute changes.

Wheelchair Access
School of Design
Free
  • Wheelchair access
  • Exhibitions
  • Photography
About Leeds Inspired

About Leeds Inspired

The Leeds Inspired website lists thousands of events happening in Leeds every year. You’ll find gigs, exhibitions, dance,…

Applying for Leeds Inspired Funding

Applying for Leeds Inspired Funding

Leeds Inspired manages two grant schemes to support arts events and projects in Leeds. Since April 2012 we…

Leeds Inspired Funded Projects

Leeds Inspired Funded Projects

Leeds Inspired grants have supported hundreds of projects, read about some of them here...