Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. S0429_13).
Baikonur 2 is one of Maslov's emblematic projects: this installation consists a yurt (a type of tent used primarily by nomads in Central Asia) in which light traditional music plays, while a computer screen offers a slide show in which traditional Kazakhs visit the moon and are visited by aliens, thus relating to outer space. At the time of his untimely death in 2002, Maslov had just received a grant from the Soros Center to write a novel about contemporary Kazakh artists in space. He had also developed a computer slideshow about extraterrestrials and Kazakhs, to be shown inside a yurt (the traditional circular tent of the Central Asian nomads). That project, Baikonur 2 (2001) is now in the M HKA collection, acquired in connection with the exhibition series Europe at Large.
*The installation is accompanied by a traditional melody performed on a Kazakh clay flute.Add to your list
>Baikonur 2, reconstructed for Sergey Maslov's solo show—The Dream Catcher, 2022 at Aspan Gallery (Almaty, Kazakhstan) curated by Elena and Viktor Vorobyev.
>Sergey Maslov. Baikonur 2, text (in EN)
>Baikonur 2, 2001 (exhibition view— Maslov & Co (2004) at National Museum of Fine Arts named after Gapar Aitiev, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan)
>Exhibition view— Maslov & Co/ "...and the Others" (2004) at National Museum of Fine Arts named after Gapar Aitiev, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Photo source: IADA (International Art Development Association)"
> Sergey Maslov.
Sergey Maslov is known as “the mythmaker” of contemporary art in Kazakhstan. He began his work in the late 1980s as an artist an
> Ensemble: EUROPE AT LARGE.
> Ensemble: NUCLEUS.
> Ensemble: Dreams of an Extraterrestrial Man.
> Ensemble: CENTRAL ASIA.
> Ensemble: An Architecture for Art - Sergey Maslov.