Kasmalieva and Djumaliev "Last Chance" in Today's New York Times
Many thanks to Roberta Smith for her beautiful response to our current exhibition, "A New Silk Road," by Gulnara Kasmlieva and Muratbek Djumaliev. You have two days left to see it:
GULNARA KASMALIEVA AND MURATBEK DJUAMLIEV: ‘A NEW SILK ROAD’ In a five-channel video commissioned by the Art Institute of Chicago, an artist team from the Kyrgyz Republic documents with bare-bones lyricism and exquisite editing the struggling economies that have sprung in this former Soviet republic along one of the original Silk Roads. Ancient trucks as rusty as their cargo take junk to China; pristine Chinese trucks bearing factory goods come the other way. Makeshift villages along the way provide food, housing and the occasional song, all against a stunningly austere landscape. The bottom line? We will survive, and make art too. Winkleman Gallery, 637 West 27th Street, Chelsea, (212) 643-3152, winkleman.com; closes on Saturday. (Smith)It is an exhibition we're very proud of.