Friday, January 09, 2009

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.

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9 Comments:

Blogger Mark said...

With so many video installations I feel bad for the gallery people having to sit and listen to them day after day (although torturing Max is fine). I could watch this one indefinitely. It's fascinating, a culture stuck in time.

1/09/2009 09:36:00 AM  
Blogger Edward_ said...

torturing Max is fine

Nice....

he does the the patience of a Saint, it's true, but...

1/09/2009 09:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Cedric C said...

These artists are likely to be in my top of the year some day, but I need a show of a minimum of 5 or 6 major works.


Cheers,

Cedric

1/09/2009 09:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Woohoo!!! Congrats
-Margene and Barb

1/09/2009 12:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

us too!!

Bill and Ni$$i!

1/09/2009 12:13:00 PM  
Blogger joy said...

Nicolette also sends her regards!

;-)

1/09/2009 12:20:00 PM  
Blogger Mike @ MAO said...

My Congrats to G&M for a great show.. I could watch their videos for hours!

I can't wait for them to be on YouTube and Netflix ! Hmmmm..
Does anyone actually collect video?


And.. What a super nice way to welcome in the New Year... Congrats Ed...and Happy New Year!

1/09/2009 02:36:00 PM  
Blogger Edward_ said...

Does anyone actually collect video?


Arghhh!!!!!!!

[picture art dealer banging head against computer monitor]

:-)

Happy New Year to you too, MAO!

1/09/2009 04:37:00 PM  
Blogger Ebriel said...

Congrats on the great review; you know it's good work when a reviewer gets personal insight from a work made on the other side of the world.

Here's to hoping we can see their work on YouTube, for those of us a few thousand miles away from the USA.

PS: Met a gallerist in Saigon who was selling limited-edition prints of her conceptual artists' works (think 5 of each image). How about selling books of video stills w/some interesting commentary by the artists/a writer from the Silk Road region...

1/09/2009 06:57:00 PM  

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