The artist Gulnur Mukazhanova was born in Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan, shortly before the end of the USSR. She done her studies at the Art Academy in Almaty and the Kunsthochschule in Berlin Weißensee. Still living in Berlin, she has been working for years mainly with textiles. Her work is influenced by Kazakh textile traditions, with felt as her most important material. She addresses identity problems and the transformations of traditional values of her culture in the age of globalisation. In her art, she processes her Kazakh origins and the actual state of society there with an international perspective.

This book provides an overview of her work over the last 10 years.

Each unique copy is a numbered and signed, through a textile inlay individually inserted in the title. In addition to 45 illustrations of her work, an extra chapter highlights 15 of her works on glossy paper. An introduction by the Italian art critic Enrico Mascelloni and an interview with the artist by the German-French curator and architect Thibault de Ruyter complete this monograph. All texts in the Book are trilingual: German, English and Russian.

ISBN 9 783000 702181 © 2021, Pro Bono Publishing / All rights reserved Printed by Pinguin / Berlin on Munken Print White and Condat Matt Perigord / Print run of 1,000 copies / Each copy received an individual original artwork on the cover by the artist / Designed by Johannes Beck & Marta Collica, minus design / Berlin Photography plates: Lepkowski Studios Berlin / Edited by Heike & Peter Oeltze von Lobenthal PRO BONO Publishing, D-14548 Schwielowsee Caputh

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