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Sergey Maslov

Shortly before his death шт 2002, Kazakhstani artist Sergey Maslov started to write a novel titled Astral Nomads, from which I derive the name of the project, since it was dedicated to the lives of a large number of contemporary Central Asian artists. Given that he had no heirs, these artists and other friends and colleagues became the keepers of his paintings, notebooks, sketchbooks, and self-published magazines, which are currently being stored in their apartments. This mode of preservation, however, obviously does not do justice to the significance of Maslov’s legacy, and these materials require cataloguing, organizing, and digitalization to offer insight into Maslov’s own practice and its importance to the artistic scene he helped create.