Photography, 96.5 x 127 x 5.5 cm.
©image: M HKA
Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. S0441_02).
Almagul Menlibayeva commonly employs references to her own nomadic heritage and the widespread Shamanistic traditions of Central Asia to construct a personal mythological world. In the mythology of the nomads of Kazakhstan, Tengri is one of the names of the chief deity, god of creation and of the sky. Tengri Boy portrays him as a young man, caringly holding a sheep. Menlibayeva's use of nomadic, pre-Soviet references shows her search for a national Kazakh identity. The revival of Tengri as a boy serves as an attempt to protect the humanist values of Kazakh nomadic culture.Toevoegen aan je lijst
> Almagul Menlibayeva.
> Tentoonstelling: LATT: Europe at Large #6 Rustam Khalfin & Almagul Menlibayeva. M HKA, Antwerpen, 16 July 2010 - 29 August 2010.
> Tentoonstelling: Urgent Conversations Athens - Antwerp. National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST), Athens, 31 October 2016 - 05 February 2017.
> Ensemble: EUROPE AT LARGE.
> Ensemble: The Space of Grounded Imagination.
>Almagul Menlibayeva, Steppen Police, 2010.Photography, cibachrome, 127 x 183 x 8.5 cm.