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Fayerweather Hall, Pruyne Lecture Hall

Join Kazakh artist Gulnur Mukazhanova as she shares insights into her artistic practice, felting techniques, and creative process. For her newest commission at MASS MoCA, she has produced a series of 75 felted portraits that examine the historical memory of state violence in Kazakhstan. Her work explores the ploitics of textile-making globally through her analysis of the creation, transformation, and circulation of ornament.



Gulnur Mukazhanova (b. 1984, Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan) is a Berlin-based textile artist. Her work has been shown widely in group and solo exhibitions, including at the Center for Heritage Arts and Textile, Hong Hong; the Central Asian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale; Kulturforum Ansbach, Germany; and Kunstquartier Bethanie, Germany.


Artist talk sponsored by the Amherst College Russian Center and the Department of Art and the History of Art.

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Heather Ruggeri
(413) 542-2365
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