Saule Suleimenova uses painting, photography, performance art and installation to navigate traditional Kazakh culture and the aesthetics of revolt by employing a wide range of media such as wax, plastic bags, scrap metal and cellophane.
Featured in Unsettled Objects are three artworks from the artist’s ‘Residual Memory’ series, Immigrants in 1930s; Asharshylyk. Survived Children; and Karlag. Everyone Feels Well (2018). These works seek to reflect on the historical trauma experienced by displaced communities in her homeland and form part of a constitutive effort to salvage a history that has been rarely documented. Existing between reality and imagination, the past and the present, these artworks serve as testimony, archive and monument.
Sharjah Art Foundation presents Unsettled Objects, featuring new acquisitions and rarely seen works from the Foundation's Collection; the artists and works on display explore art history’s hidden stories.
Saule Suleimenova uses painting, photography, performance art and installation to navigate traditional Kazakh culture.