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Almagul Menlibayeva at Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, New York

Posted in Cryptozoology, Curiosa & Forteana, Exhibitions / Openings / Signings, Eyecandy, Hair & Fabric, Moving Images, Performance Art, Photography by Suzanne on March 23rd, 2011 | BBC Wikipedia

Madonna of the Great Steppes by Almagul Menlibayeva, 2010 - click to enlarge

It's been aeons since I last had a look at Almagul Menlibayeva's work. In fact, it's been so very long that I couldn't even find my original post about her in my archives which seems just like her... magically making things evaporate like a "pictorial sorceress" (Priska C. Juschka).

The archaic Kazakh Queen of the Great Steppes has an upcoming video and photography solo show entitled Transoxiana Dreams that opens tomorrow evening with the artist in attendance at Priska C. Juschka Fine Art in New York and will remain on show until mid-May.

Mongolian Princess by Almagul Menlibayeva, video still, 2008

From the press release:

"Afflicted by former Soviet policies and abandoned by commercial and cultural interests, today, Transoxiana lies bare and stripped in a surreal state of existence with discarded fishing fleets on dusty terrain, cleaved by metal scavengers while its inhabitants look on as the sea keeps receding into a far and unreachable distance of a seemingly better world."

All details below.

Butterflies of Aisha Bibi by Almagul Menlibayeva, video still, 2010 - click to enlarge

Opening reception: Thu, Mar 24, 6 - 9 PM

On show: Mar 24 - May 14, 2011

Address: Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, 547 West 27th Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10001, (between 10th & 11th Ave.), tel: 1 212 244 4320, email: gallery@priskajuschkafineart.com | Map & Directions

Opening hours: Tue - Sat: 11 AM - 6 PM, or by appointment

Press release | Artist's bio | Works

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