Imago Mundi

Contemporary Artists from Uzbekistan


Rational expressions and flights of fancy, interpretations and inquiry in a network of routes, trails and paths which, like on the Silk Road, overlap, sometimes crossing each other, sometimes moving apart. Inner worlds and common realities, the wisdom of history and the energy of youth: Uzbekistan shows us life through the works of 140 artists. In a scenario that is open to the world and to the future, this collection shows how the contemporary creativity of this Asian Republic, land of great conquerors and distant empires – from Cyrus to Alexander, from Tamerlane to Nicholas II, from the Arabs to the Turks, to the Mongols and the Russians – is still closely tied to myths and tradition, no less than the patterns of its fine carpets.

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