Gulnara Kasmalieva & Muratbek Djumaliev, ‘Untitled 1 (Spring)’, 2009, Winkleman Gallery
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Untitled 1 (Spring), 2009

C-print
23 3/5 × 35 2/5 in
59.9 × 89.9 cm
Edition of 5
This is part of a limited edition set.
Location
New York
About the work
Medium
Video/Film/Animation
Series
Photographs from Kasmalieva and Djumaliev’s single-channel video “Spring” (2009).
Gulnara Kasmalieva & Muratbek Djumaliev
Kyrgyzstani, 1960 and 1965
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In photographic and video installations, Gulnara Kasmalieva and Muratbek Djumaliev provide a glimpse of the harsh political and economic realities in their native Kyrgyzstan. In Metal Truck Caravan (2006), for example, they documented the original “silk roads” now used for modern day import and export; the rusty old Kyrgyz trucks cart out junk metal to be traded as scrap for inexpensive Chinese clothes, a stark contrast to the brand new Chinese trucks going the other way and bringing ever more factory goods into Kyrgyzstan. Music often pays an important part in these installations, adding a subjective and emotional quality to the viewing experience. Kasmalieva and Djumaliev co-curate the contemporary art biennial in Bishkek, the Kyrgyz capital.

Gulnara Kasmalieva & Muratbek Djumaliev, ‘Untitled 1 (Spring)’, 2009, Winkleman Gallery
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About the work
Medium
Video/Film/Animation
Series
Photographs from Kasmalieva and Djumaliev’s single-channel video “Spring” (2009).
Gulnara Kasmalieva & Muratbek Djumaliev
Kyrgyzstani, 1960 and 1965
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In photographic and video installations, Gulnara Kasmalieva and Muratbek Djumaliev provide a glimpse of the harsh political and economic realities in their native Kyrgyzstan. In Metal Truck Caravan (2006), for example, they documented the original “silk roads” now used for modern day import and export; the rusty old Kyrgyz trucks cart out junk metal to be traded as scrap for inexpensive Chinese clothes, a stark contrast to the brand new Chinese trucks going the other way and bringing ever more factory goods into Kyrgyzstan. Music often pays an important part in these installations, adding a subjective and emotional quality to the viewing experience. Kasmalieva and Djumaliev co-curate the contemporary art biennial in Bishkek, the Kyrgyz capital.

Untitled 1 (Spring), 2009

C-print
23 3/5 × 35 2/5 in
59.9 × 89.9 cm
Edition of 5
This is part of a limited edition set.
Location
New York
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