ASTANA – Kulanshi, the Centre for Contemporary Art, opened its annual exhibition “MADE IN ASTANA” Sept. 11 with the participation of 28 young artists and the support of the city’s department of culture.
According to a summer creative competition, the youth exhibition features more than 70 works of different styles, trends and genres.
Many artists from different regions of Kazakhstan have participated during the six years of the project. This time the creative youth of the city are presenting the audience with paintings, drawings, photographs and installations created over the last year.
Some authors have been involved in this project several times and with the passage of time they hone their skills and learn new spaces.
The exhibition includes diploma works of college graduates of the Kazakh National University of Arts and creative works of independent artists. A collection dedicated to the Great Patriotic War is housed in a separate exposition, as well as art photography which organically fits into the visual range of the project and three-dimensional installations telling about the creative quest of modern youth.
The young people’s interests are like a mosaic that illustrates the development processes of the new cultural spaces in the city. Vivid colour, graphic forms and bold ideas have been living separate lives from their authors.
The authors represented in MADE IN ASTANA grew up in the young capital, love their city and create for it.