Saodat Ismailova

18000 worlds

Eye Filmmuseum
21 January — 4 June 2023

In 18,000 Worlds, Saodat Ismailova explores the invisible foundations of Central Asia. Moving from personal to collective memory, she connects myths from the region to its recent history and addresses its spiritual heritage for healing. In 2022, the artist and filmmaker received the Eye Art & Film Prize for her oeuvre, in which she devotes attention to the complex, layered culture of her motherland. This is her first major retrospective exhibition.


This richly illustrated publication pays attention to Ismailova’s extraordinary oeuvre, with an interview by Dina Akhmadeeva, and essays by Erica Moukarzel, Filipa Ramos and Yuliya Sorokina.

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