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Group exhibition // Imagined Futures: Transit Corridors in High Mountain Asia – The Ancient Silk Road

20 May - 17 June


Imagined Futures: Transit Corridors in High Mountain Asia – The Ancient Silk Road is a photo exhibition that sheds light on the challenges between modern development and traditional ways of life.  

The exhibition explores possible futures taking the historical, cultural and ecological significance of rural mountain communities as a source of inspiration. The viewers are prompted to question how these communities can overcome the challenges they face today, while imagining how developed societies might be inspired to “rewild” their own way of life.

Separated into three sections – past, present and future – the exhibition includes genres from photojournalism to conceptual art photography, with materials ranging from text, maps, photo prints, projections to audio recordings.

Through the photographers’ creative vision and the curators’ ethnological approach, the exhibition offers a unique and compelling perspective on the intersection of culture, ecology, and the possibilities of rewilding, inspired by indigenous communities living along the ancient Silk Road. Through “participant observation,” the viewer is placed into the position of an active thinker/creator in contrast to a passive bystander.

This exhibition features Claudia Gruenig, Danil Usmanov, Martlise Vigneau, Urustambek kyzy Guliza, Wayne Bregulla and Victor Jose Torrejon Marina.


Opening hours

Monday – Friday: 10:30 – 17:30

Saturday: 10:30 – 17:00

Sunday and Monday closed



Bien Contemporary Galleri
Vestevoldgade 8 Copenhagen V 1552, Denmark
København, 1552 Danmark
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