Follow us on:


Almagul Menlibayeva

Leeza Ahmady speaks with photographer and video artist Almagul Menlibayeva, whose 2010 exhibition, Daughters of Turan, took place at New York's Priska C. Juschka Fine Art. Joining them for the conversation is Priska Juschka, founder of Priska C. Juschka Fine Art. Juschka offers an account of the history of her gallery and her interest in Menlibayeva's work, which examines the cultural, political and ecological history and growth of the artist's native Kazakhstan. Melibayeva discusses how the Soviet occupation of Kazakhstan informed her artistic growth and interests, alongside traditional Kazakh culture, and gives a brief introduction to the economic, geographic and political history of the country.

This event took place on April 29, 2010 and was presented by Priska C. Juschka Fine Art in collaboration with ArteEast's Across Histories: Artist Talk Series.


Dialogues in Asian Contemporary Art


In collaboration with Clocktower Radio (formerly, Leeza Ahmady, independent curator and director of Asian Contemporary Art Week (ACAW), conducts interviews with artists, curators, critics, and experts working both inside and outside of Asia. The program will include Ahmady's reports from around town and will feature select recordings of conversations, talks, and panel discussions across venues in New York City.

Born in Afghanistan and based in New York, Ahmady is an independent art curator, educator, and noted specialist in art from Central Asia. As the director of Asian Contemporary Art Week (ACAW) at Asia Society, Ahmady brings together leading New York City galleries and museums to participate in special exhibitions, receptions, lectures, and performances citywide.

Asian Contemporary Art Week connects leading New York City galleries and museums in a citywide event comprised of public exhibitions, receptions, lectures and performances. The Week focuses on the broad spectrum of artworks produced by Asian contemporary artists working in their home countries and abroad. Asian Contemporary Art Week is organized by Asian Contemporary Art Consortium. Clocktower Radio is a media sponsor for the events and the recordings collected over the years are available in this section of the archive.

Clocktower Radio was launched by MoMA/PS1 in 2004 as the Web's first art radio station. It has been independent since 2009 and is licensed to host content created under PS1 management. Programs produced prior to 2011 may refer to our earlier URLs and station IDs, including,, and Art International Radio. For the complete history of Clocktower Radio, read our Mission & History section.