Winkleman Gallery, New York
March-April 2008

Museo de Arte de El Salvador MARTE
June 2008

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I Dream of the Stans Press Release

I Dream of the Stans



I Dream of the Stans surveyed the range of powerful new works by seven of the most important contemporary artists and teams in Central Asia and Afghanistan. It centered on the remarkably strong single and multi-channel video works produced in the region, a fact often attributed to the region's centuries-old traditions of storytelling, street theater, and weaving. After debuting in NYC, the exhibition traveled to the Museum of Contemporary Art, El Salvador.

Co-curated with Murat Orozobekov and Edward Winkleman

Artists: Vyacheslav Akhunov, Rahraw Omarzad, Almagul Menlibayeva, Jamshed Kholikov, Gulnara Kasmalieva & Muratbek Djumaliev, Said Atabekov, and Julia Tikhonova & Rustam Khalfin.

Works & Installation Views

Almagul Menlibayeva
<br><em>Jihad</em>, 2004
<br>Single-channel video, color, sound
<br>Duration: 4:48
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Jamshed Kholikov
<br><em>Bus Stop</em>, 2006
<br>Single-channel video of slide presentation
<br>Duration: 3:11
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Gulnara Kasmalieva & Muratbek Djumaliev
<br><em>Something About Contemporary Nomadism</em>, 2006
<br>Photography and single-channel video
<br>Dimensions variable
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Rahraw Omarzad
<br><em>Opening</em>, 2005
<br>Single-channel video, color, sound
<br>Duration: 11:31
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Rustam Khalfin & Julia Tikhonova
<br><em>Northern Barbarians, Part II: Love Races</em>, 2000
<br>Single Channel Video
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Rustam Khalfin & Julia Tikhonova
<br><em>Northern Barbarians, Part II: Love Races</em>, 2000
<br>Single Channel Video
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Said Atabekov
<br><em>Neon Paradise</em>, 2004
<br>Single-channel video, b/w, sound
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Vyacheslav Akhunov
<br><em>Cleaner</em>, 2007
<br>Single-channel video, color, audio
<br>Duration: 7:00
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<center><em>I Dream of the Stans</em>, 2008
<br>Installation view of video works
<br>Exhibition co-curated by Leeza Ahmady at Winkleman Gallery, NY</center>
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<center><em>I Dream of the Stans</em>, 2008
<br>Installation view of video works
<br>Exhibition co-curated by Leeza Ahmady at Winkleman Gallery, NY</center>
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<center><em>I Dream of the Stans</em>, 2008
<br>Installation view of video works
<br>Exhibition co-curated by Leeza Ahmady at Winkleman Gallery, NY</center>
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<center><em>I Dream of the Stans</em>, 2008
<br>Installation view of video works
<br>Exhibition co-curated by Leeza Ahmady at Winkleman Gallery, NY</center>
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<center><em>I Dream of the Stans</em>, 2008
<br>Installation view of video works
<br>Exhibition co-curated by Leeza Ahmady at Winkleman Gallery, NY</center>
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<center><em>I Dream of the Stans</em>, 2008
<br>Installation view of video works
<br>Exhibition co-curated by Leeza Ahmady at Winkleman Gallery, NY</center>
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<center><em>I Dream of the Stans</em>, 2008
<br>Installation view of video works
<br>Exhibition co-curated by Leeza Ahmady at Winkleman Gallery, NY</center>
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<center><em>I Dream of the Stans</em>, 2008
<br>Installation view of video works
<br>Exhibition co-curated by Leeza Ahmady at Winkleman Gallery, NY</center>
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