The contemporary art museum Erarta is presenting the first exhibition of Malaysian digital artist Zulkarnain Ismail in Russia.
Where: Erarta Museum
When: October 11, 2019 – February 16, 2020
The contemporary art of Malaysia is still a terra incognita for the Russian audience. According to Blog.fiesta, at first sight, there is nothing specifically Malaysian about Zulkarnain Ismail’s works. However, his surprising talent to combine the incongruous and create unexpected impression must have the country’s cultural complexity as its source.
The exhibition at Erarta features Zulkarnain Ismail’s surrealistic photographic visions that are described as photo manipulations – bizarre collages made of fragments of realistic images. Put together, they create illusionary worlds and show the magic of everyday life at the same time.