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Press Feature: Gulnur Mukazhanova / Here Are 5 Artists in the Artnet Gallery Network That We’re Watching This April


Berlin-based artist Gulnur Mukazhanova centers her practice on the motifs and rituals of her native Kazakhstan.
Press Feature: Gulnur Mukazhanova / Here Are 5 Artists in the Artnet Gallery Network That We’re Watching This April
Berlin-based artist Gulnur Mukazhanova centers her practice on the motifs and rituals of her native Kazakhstan. In this exhibition, the artist presents works that incorporate aspects of the fabrics and carpets traditionally used during celebrations in Kazakh cultures. References to the Tus-Kiz, an embroidery traditionally made by women and incorporated into wedding rituals, feature prominently. But while such textiles were often used symbolically to mark hopes for prosperity and happiness, here the artist reinterprets them as disguises for the darker realities of strict cultural norms.

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