Milk for Lambs

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  • Provenance

    Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    New York, Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, Daughters of Turan, April - May 2010 (another example exhibited)
    Graz, Kulturzentrum bei den Minoriten, Mother, June 2010 (another example exhibited)
    Santiago International Film Festival, SANFIC, Shoot the Shooter, August - October 2010 (another example exhibited)
    International Film Festival Rotterdam, November 2010 (another example exhibited)
    Berlin, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Les Rencontres Internationales, November 2010 - December 2010 (another example exhibited)
    Madrid, Spanish Cinematheque, Les Rencontres Internationales, November - January 2011 (another example exhibited)
    Beirut Art Centre, Expecting the Images - Carte Blanche to the Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid, February 2011
    Kunstmuseum Bonn, Videonale.13, 15 April - 29 May 2011, p. 82 (another example exhibited and illustrated, n.p.)
    Barcelona, International Videoart Biennial, May 2011 (another example exhibited)
    Katowice, Video Re:View Festival (Videonale 13 on Tour), May - June 2011 (another example exhibited)
    Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Expanded Cinema, June - July 2011, pp. 144-145 (another example exhibited and illustrated, pp. 144-145)
    Vila do Conde, 19th Curtas Vila do Conde, 9 - 17 July 2011 (another example exhibited)
    22nd Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival, August - September 2011 (another example exhibited)
    Glasgow, Film and Video Space at Gallery of Modern Art, Videonale 13 on Tour, 27 August - 27 November 2011 (another example exhibited)
    Paris, Festival International Signes de Nuit, October 2011 (another example exhibited)
    15th International Short Film Festival Winterthur, November 2011 (another example exhibited)
    Taichung City, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Videonale 13 on Tour, December 2011 - February 2012 (another example exhibited)
    Paris, Centre Pompidou, Les Rencontres Internationales, November 2012 (another example exhibited)
    International Film Festival Rotterdam, 22 January - 2 February 2014 (another example exhibited)

  • Catalogue Essay

    “When I look at the Steppe, it reminds me of my body, dry and in some places hairy...When I look at the round yurts and tables, they remind me of my breasts.” (Almagul Menlibayeva, lyrics from Milk for Lambs).

    Almagul Menlibayeva captivates the viewer, entwining myth, tradition and documentary of modern times, accompanying the people of her native country, Kazakhstan, during the festivities in worship of the sky deity Tengri and his wife Umai, goddess of the fertile ground. Exploring rituals through the Kazakhstani women and their newly evolving understanding of their identity since the demise of communism in Central Asia, Menlibayeva conveys her pursuit for a personal path through tradition and the modern world.


Property From An Esteemed European Collection

Milk for Lambs

signed, titled and dated 'MiLK FOR LAMbS, 2010 ALMAguL MENLibAYEVA' on the reverse of the case; further signed 'Menlibayeva' on Master Blue Ray disc
Master source file, screening file, screen print 1 of 2 on external hard drive Buffalo 500GB, Master Blue Ray Disc, and 2 exhibition/ screening Blue Ray discs (screen print 1 and 2)
duration 12.16 minutes
overall installation dimensions variable

Executed in 2010, this work is number 3 from an edition of 5 plus 2 artist's proofs and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

£18,000 - 25,000 

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