INESSA KALABEKOVA

Art history

State History Museum of Uzbekistan

Entrance to the State History Museum of Uzbekistan greets visitors with a grand staircase. Within, the exhibits are diminutive, shrouded in obscurity. What purpose do they serve? Perhaps rituals? Enveloped in secrets and enigmas, I find myself dancing, casting a white cloth into the air. Upward it floats, symbolizing freedom and the threshold of understanding. […]

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What is intriging me? Anselm Kiefer

Anselm Kiefer’s art deeply resonates with me for numerous compelling reasons. Firstly, his profound exploration of historical memory reverberates within my imagination. Through his art, Kiefer delves into intricate themes such as the impact of Nazism, the complexities of war and peace, and the intersections of religion and philosophy. This immersive journey into history not

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Unit 1 Assessment (Draft) 2

Canvas of Curiosity: Unveiling the Threads of Art, Stories, and Culture. In this odyssey of understanding, I aim to paint a comprehensive portrait of how art and stories serve as bridges, connecting us across the vast landscape of human experience.  Starting a journey to explore art, stories, and cultural history, I dive into the global

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“The Golden Bough” by Sir James George Frazer

I just finished reading the full, unabridged 12 volume set . “The Golden Bough” by Sir James George Frazer is a really interesting book because he looks at beliefs from all over the world. No matter where your ancestors come from, he shows that we all had similar beliefs and superstitions. It’s not just about one

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Gothic Dance Under the Yellow Witness ” poem and performance by Inessa Kalabekova, the National Gallery, Singapore

A big yellow thing hangs from the ceiling high, Not done yet, just waiting in the sky. I’m close by but can’t touch, wrong time, wrong place, Journalists surround, in a crowded space.   I was dancing in the museum, a spontaneous act, As journalists arrived for a preview, a sudden fact. Spotlight on me,

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An instinct for Dragons by David E. Jones

Just Finished an Intriguing Read. An instinct for Dragons by David E. Jones  As I closed the final chapter of this book, I couldn’t help but feel like I’d embarked on an adventure as an anthropological detective.  This book delved deep into the fascinating world of dragons, those mythical creatures that have captured human imagination

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Dance is my tool, and the stage is where magic happens

My art invites you into a world of feelings, stories, and culture—a lively celebration of magic in everyday moments. Influenced by the study of human societies, cultures, and evolution, my work sparks conversations about the connections between our biology, cultures, and stories. Dance is my tool, and the stage is where magic happens. Each dance,

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