701 21st Street
Old Patterns, New Order: Socialist Realism in Central Asia
October 10, 2015–May 29, 2016
Under Soviet political rule, artists across Central Asia created images that both embraced modernity and idealized the past. This exhibition will examine the socialist realist art movement in Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and others areas of Central Asia, pairing twentieth-century paintings with examples of the traditional textiles they depict. Organized in partnership with GW’s Central Asia Program.