66 LBS SAID ATABEKOV SOLO SHOW
MARCH 6TH - MAY 12TH 2017
Said Atabekov – a true star of contemporary art scene in Kazakhstan and internationally.
Solo show 66 Lbs by Said Atabekov, curated by I.Y. Bourmistrova, will feature photo, video and site – specific installation to reflect on ancient nomadic tradition of Kazakhstan the game of Kokpar. Kokpar is a Kazakh game played on horseback in which two teams compete to carry a headless goat carcass over the goal line.
The title of the exhibition 66 Lbs is coming from mandatory weight of the animal carcass used for the game and cannot be just any weight. Heft is mandatory! It must weigh 66 pounds.