News from Central Asia

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    Suite 500
    NY, NY 10001
  • Mon, Nov 15 – Thur, Nov 18
    11am–7pm
    Fri, Nov 19 11am–9pm
    Sat, Nov 20 9am–8pm
    Sun, Nov 21 11am-3pm

News from Central Asia brings together Central Asian artists, makers, and designers whose inspirational work reflects political protest, environmental issues, collective memory restoration, historical events, and transformation caused by modernization.

For NYC Jewelry Week 2021, curator Aida Sulova asked Central Asian artists and designers to share the news from their home country in the form of a wearable object – a jewelry piece. “For many artists in Central Asia making art is the only way to respond and talk about the events taking place today. Although the concept of this exhibition has a geographical representation, the themes of the news are relevant to what we are witnessing in the world.”

Central Asia is a region which stretches from the Caspian Sea in the west to China and Mongolia in the east. Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan are former Soviet Republics that comprise Central Asia today. Since its Independence gained after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Central Asian countries have been undergoing a number of major political, social, and cultural transformations.

Join us at TJL Saturday morning, November 20th, for Breakfast at The Jewelry Library: Coffee, Croissants, and Gallery Talks with curator Aida Sulova, as well as Lucy and Emily Jockel from Sisterhood: Bodies in Proximity. RSVP Here.

Participants

  • Altynai Osmoeva

    Kyrgyzstan

  • Jakshylyk Chentemirov

    Kyrgyzstan

  • Dilyara Kayipova

    Uzbekistan

  • Diana Rahmanova

    Tajikistan

  • Saule Dyussenbina

    Kazakhstan

  • Jol Jol

    Kazakhstan

  • Ulughbek Holmuradov

    Uzbekistan

  • Humairo Muhamad

    Tajikistan

  • Djennet

    Turkmenistan

  • Shailoo Djekshenbaev

    Kyrgyzstan

  • Kochi Okada

    Kyrgyzstan

  • Guzel Zakir & Judy Ai

    Kazakhstan

  • Galina & Evgeny Boikov

    Kyrgyzstan

  • Chinara Niyazova

    Kyrgyzstan

  • Zalkar Askaraliev

    Kyrgyzstan