Bose Pacia Gallery, New York
February 2007

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The Paradox of Polarity

This exhibition was conceptualized as part of Ahmady's ongoing curatorial project entitled The Taste of Others, intended at promoting artists of Central Asia (Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan & Afghanistan). As New York City's first major exhibition from the region, The Paradox of Polarity offered a small survey of the numerous and richly varied forms of art flourishing in Central Asia today.

Artists: Vyacheslav Akhunov, Said Atabekov, Rustam Khalfin, Shailo Djekshenbaev, Muratbek Djoumaliev & Gulnara Kasmalieva, Ulan Djaparov, Yerbossyn Meldibekov, Almagul Menlibayeva, Roman Maskalev, Saken Narynov, Talant Ogobaev, Yelena and Viktor Vorobayeva, Julia Tikhonova.

Works Documentation

Installation View

Alexander Ugay
<br><em>Paradise Landscape</em>, 2004
Photo Collage on Canvas
75 x 490 cm or 16 x 3 ft
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Alexander Ugay
<br><em>Tea Ceremony</em>, 2001
<br>Still from video on 8 mm film
<br>Duration: 2:00
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Almagul Menlibaeva
<br><em>Apa</em>, 2003
<br>Still from video 
<br>Duration: 9:47
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Yelena and Viktor Vorobayeva
<br><em>Winter Sublimating Subject (Detail)</em>, 2004
<br>Photography Project, 15 Photographs
<br>40 x 30 cm or 12.1 x 17.8 in
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<em>Paradox of Polarity</em>, 2007
<br>Installation view
<br>Exhibition curated by Leeza Ahmady at Bose Pacia, NY
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Gulnana Kasamalieva and Murtabek Djoumaliev
<br><em>Shadows</em>, 2001
<br>Photography Series, Gelatin Prints, 8 Photographs
<br>40 x 60 cm or 17.5 x 24 in
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Rustam Khlafin & Julia Tikhonova
<br><em>Bride and Groom</em>, 2001
<br>Still from video
<br>Duration: 13:00
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Rustam Khlafin & Julia Tikhonova
<br><em>Bride and Groom</em>, 2001
<br>Still from video
<br>Duration: 13:00
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Said Atabekov
<br><em>Noah's Ark</em>, 2004
<br>Still from video 
<br>Duration: 28:25
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Saken Narynov
<br><em>20 KG of Good and Evil</em>, 1999
<br>Aluminum Sculpture
<br>100 x 80 x 40 cm or 39 x 31 x 36 in
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Shailo Djekshenbayev
<br><em>Turning</em>, 2004
<br>Photography Series, 10 Photographs
<br>20 x 24 in
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Shailo Djekshenbayev
<br><em>Turning</em>, 2004
<br>Photography Series, 10 Photographs
<br>20 x 24 in
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Shailo Djekshenbayev
<br><em>Turning</em>, 2004
<br>Photography Series, 10 Photographs
<br>20 x 24 in
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Ulan Djaparov
<br><em>See No Evil, Hear No Evil</em>, 2005
<br>Photography Series, 3 Photographs 
<br>125 x 125 cm or 4 x 4 ft
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Ulan Djaparov
<br><em>Train Art</em>, 2005
<br>Still from video
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Ulan Djaparov
<br><em>Train Art</em>, 2005
<br>Still from video
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Yerbossyn Meldibekov
<br><em>Black Square</em>, 2005
<br>Still from video 
<br>Duration: 2:00
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Yelena and Viktor Vorobayeva
<br><em>Winter Sublimating Subject</em>, 2004
<br>Photography Project, 15 Photographs
<br>40 x 30 cm or 12.1 x 17.8 in
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Yelena and Viktor Vorobayeva
<br><em>Stone Knife</em>, 2003
<br>Stone and wood
<br>30 x 30 x 70 cm or 12 x 12 x 27 in
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<center><em>Paradox of Polarity</em>, 2007
<br>Installation view
<br>Exhibition curated by Leeza Ahmady at Bose Pacia, NY</center>
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<center><em>Paradox of Polarity</em>, 2007
<br>Installation view
<br>Exhibition curated by Leeza Ahmady at Bose Pacia, NY</center>
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<center><em>Paradox of Polarity</em>, 2007
<br>Installation view
<br>Exhibition curated by Leeza Ahmady at Bose Pacia, NY</center>
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<center><em>Paradox of Polarity</em>, 2007
<br>Installation view
<br>Exhibition curated by Leeza Ahmady at Bose Pacia, NY</center>
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<center><em>Paradox of Polarity</em>, 2007
<br>Installation view
<br>Exhibition curated by Leeza Ahmady at Bose Pacia, NY</center>
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<center><em>Paradox of Polarity</em>, 2007
<br>Installation view
<br>Exhibition curated by Leeza Ahmady at Bose Pacia, NY</center>
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<center><em>Paradox of Polarity</em>, 2007
<br>Installation view
<br>Exhibition curated by Leeza Ahmady at Bose Pacia, NY</center>
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