Rustam Khalfin

Rustam Halfin. Pulota. 1991-2001, object, clay, 9x4 cm.

Name: Pulota

Title in the original language: Пулота

Author(s) / Creator(s): Rustam Halfin

Technique: Object, Clay

Size / Duration: 9x4 cm

Year of creation: 1991-2001

Place of creation: Almaty

Provided by: OF Asia Art+

Keywords: The surplus element of art; nomadic modernism; Malevich; kut

Access level: on-line

Description: Pulota - (emptiness + fullness) is the simplest plastic object obtained between fingers clenched into a fist. It is a kind of the so-called "Surplus element" of art (according to K. Malevich). According to Halfin, it goes back to the tactile culture of nomads, the concept of "Kut" ("grace" in the Turkic culture), the household tradition of modeling dry salty cheese - kurt.