A still from Kazakhstani artist Almagul Menlibayeva’s video artwork Transoxiana Dreams, featured in David Elliott’s book. The British cultural historian is well-informed about contemporary art in Central Asia, China, Japan, Turkey and the former Soviet Union. Photo: courtesy American Eurasian Art Advisors LLC
A still from Kazakhstani artist Almagul Menlibayeva’s video artwork Transoxiana Dreams, featured in David Elliott’s book. The British cultural historian is well-informed about contemporary art in Central Asia, China, Japan, Turkey and the former Soviet Union. Photo: courtesy American Eurasian Art Advisors LLC
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From Ai Weiwei and Cai Guoqiang to trousers in Xinjiang 3,000 years old, cultural historian’s eclectic essays about contemporary Asian art mix erudition and whimsy

  • A collection of essays by cultural historian David Elliott, a former director of art museums in Oxford, Istanbul, and Tokyo, is as erudite as it eclectic
  • He writes with authority about contemporary art from Japan, China, Turkey, Central Asia and the former Soviet Union, and with an eye for fascinating facts

A still from Kazakhstani artist Almagul Menlibayeva’s video artwork Transoxiana Dreams, featured in David Elliott’s book. The British cultural historian is well-informed about contemporary art in Central Asia, China, Japan, Turkey and the former Soviet Union. Photo: courtesy American Eurasian Art Advisors LLC
A still from Kazakhstani artist Almagul Menlibayeva’s video artwork Transoxiana Dreams, featured in David Elliott’s book. The British cultural historian is well-informed about contemporary art in Central Asia, China, Japan, Turkey and the former Soviet Union. Photo: courtesy American Eurasian Art Advisors LLC
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