Archive for the ‘Events and Exhibitions’ Category

First Day at Architectural Digest Show

March 21st, 2013 by Administrator | Posted in Events and Exhibitions, General |

Here are some impressions of our booth this year, and a full take on ‘Elements’! It’s absolutely fabulous, and is getting a lot of attention! (Despite the many partial power losses our Aisle had today – what was up with that? Lights out at an exhibition? Not ideal!)

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Get your ticket discount for the Architectural Digest Home Design Show here!

March 19th, 2013 by Administrator | Posted in Events and Exhibitions, General |

Please click here to get your discounted entrance tickets for the 2013 Architectural Digest Home Design Show. The show starts on Thursday, March 21 for the trade and design professionals, and is open Friday through Sunday (March 22 – 24) to the Public. Come see us at Pier 94 in NYC, booth M107 in the MADE section. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Elements – Earth

March 1st, 2013 by Administrator | Posted in Events and Exhibitions, General, The Artists at Work |

Earth is still on the loom, too, so Alibay has to finish both Earth and Fire before coming to NYC! Keep your fingers crossed!

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Elements – Fire

March 1st, 2013 by Administrator | Posted in Events and Exhibitions, General, The Artists at Work |

Fire turned out to be the biggest challenge. Alibay first painted a cartoon that he then considered un-weavable, and so had to go back to the design board. The second design is now on the frame being woven! 19 days to go until he has to get on the plane to come to NYC…

The final design choice

The final design choice

On the loom

On the loom

The un-weavable design

The un-weavable design

Elements – Air

February 10th, 2013 by Administrator | Posted in Events and Exhibitions, General, The Artists at Work |

This is ‘Air’, still strung on the loom. It was woven ‘sideways’, so I have rotated the photo for better perspective. It looks a bit off, since the photo is not taken straight-on, so in case you feel a little ‘airy’ trying to make sense of it, don’t worry – it comes with the subject! 😉

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Elements – Water

January 23rd, 2013 by Administrator | Posted in Events and Exhibitions, General, The Artists at Work |

Here is a first glance at ‘Water’, one of the 4 free form tapestries that will make up ‘Elements’, our center piece for the Architectural Digest Home Design Show. It is magical, and I can’t wait to see it together with ‘Earth’, ‘Fire’ and ‘Air’!

Saule Bapanova at Silkroadfest in Texas

October 9th, 2012 by Administrator | Posted in Events and Exhibitions |

While Alibay was getting ready to travel to Taiwan, Saule headed West to Texas to participate in the Silkroadfest  last week. Check out her artist page at the festival.

Alibay Bapanov at the Taiwan Asia Pacific Traditional Arts Festival

October 9th, 2012 by Administrator | Posted in Events and Exhibitions |

On October 12, Alibay will be speak about Kazakh Tapestry Art at the 2012 Asia Pacific Traditional Arts Festival, celebrated in Taiwan, at the National Center for Traditional Arts.

Just in case you’re in that part of the world, don’t miss it! 😉

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?