Archive for September, 2012

Does a tapestry have to be rectangular?

September 4th, 2012 by Administrator | Posted in Events and Exhibitions, The Artists at Work |

That’s what I asked Saule and Alibay. Of course, the loom lends itself to tapestries being rectangular, but as you can see from examples like ‘Eternity’, things don’t always have to be entirely straight and edgy!

So I challenged the Bapanovs to come up with an installation of four individual free-form tapestries for the Architectural Digest Home Design Show in 2013. Four pieces whose form will be an integral part of expressing the underlying concept, and also interact with each other. They have accepted the challenge, and I’ll keep you posted of what’s happening in Almaty with the creative process! If I can get them to send me photos, that is…

To repeat or not to repeat…

September 4th, 2012 by Administrator | Posted in Events and Exhibitions |

Check out these 3 vastly different Bapanov designs, ranging from 1998 to 2010. Which one of the three should the Bapanovs repeat for the Architectural Digest Home Design Show 2013? What would be your choice?