Yuristanbek Shygaev is an iconic figure of Kyrgyzstan’s contemporary art scene. The exhibition includes colourful, monumental scrolls that demonstrate not only the quick hand and poetic soul of the ancient nomad, but also the amazing craftsmanship of the artist-experimenter who created his own encyclopaedia of semi-abstract signs.
Andakulova Gallery is a platform for contemporary art from Central Asia with a current focus on Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, founded in 2012. The gallery’s ethos is to promote innovative artists and to make art accessible to growing audiences in the UAE and cultivate the dialogue between Central Asia and the Middle East. It has a diverse educational programme and collaborates on several regional projects such as the Tashkent Biennale.
7 March – 7 July 2018
Location: Unit 18, P4 level, Damac Park Towers, DIFC
Open: Saturdays to Thursdays, 10:00 – 19:00
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Image caption: Yuristanbek Shygaev, Manas, 1998.