Aral beach, 2011
|Dimensions||123 × 96 cm|
Photograph by Almagul Menlibayeva, Aral beach, 2011
Aral beach – Beautiful photo by Almagul Menlibayeva, a Kazakhstan-born artist who lives and works in Kazakhstan and Berlin.
Menlibayeva creates a poetic blend of video and performance in a unique setting that brings together topics of Islamic cultural tradition and contemporary art, creating a language of so-called Punk Shamanism to present her view of her surrounding world and cultural history. Menlibayeva practice stems from her educational background in the Soviet Russian avant-garde school of Futurism, which she combines with a nomadic aesthetic of post-Soviet, contemporary Kazakhstan.