NUR-SULTAN – The capital will once more become a hub for contemporary art during Astana Art Show 2019 at the Palace of Peace and Reconciliation and Palace of Independence June 7-Aug. 10, reports the city akimat (administration) press service.
To mark the Year of Youth in Kazakhstan, young artists will attend master classes, meet artists and art historians and exhibit their art at an exhibition June 7. Artists aged 18-35 may send their portfolio to [email protected] before the April 22 deadline to participate.
International art exhibition Racing the Galaxy will launch July 4, in which 40 Kazakh and foreign artists from 15 countries, including Argentina, China, Cuba, France, Korea, Italy, Madagascar, Turkey and the United States, will present their works.
Astana Art Show 2019 organisers are Artios Art Advisory and the city akimat, and its curators are TSE Art Destination and Artios Art Advisory Founder Dina Baitassova and French art critic and director of contemporary art institutions Jérôme Sans. The message Baitassova and Sans hope to convey at Astana Art Show 2019 is the artists’ freedom and spirit of nomadism.
From Sept. 15 to Oct. 28, more than 35,000 people attended Astana Art Show 2018 at TSE Art Destination, and more than 2,000 people attended its opening ceremony. Its organisers were Artios Art Advisory, the Kazakh Ministry of Culture and Sport, the Kazakh National Museum and the Ruhani Zhangyru (Modernisation of Kazakhstan’s Identity) Programme Office. Forty Kazakh and foreign artists from 12 countries showcased their works, and exhibited artists featured Kazakh artists Adil Aubekerov, Anvar Musrepov and Aza Shadenova and Japanese photographer Ikuru Kuwajima. People also attended master classes, workshops and public lectures with Kazakh artists Saule Suleimenova and Suinbike Suleimenova, Kazakh art critic Ardak Yussupova and Kazakh dancer Arsen Imenov.
Free master classes, workshops and public lectures at TSE Art Destination will resume this month, with Russian art curator Aleksander Blanar presenting a 7 p.m. public lecture April 12-13. One can stay up to date on the capital’s upcoming art events on Facebook (@astanaartshow) and Instagram (@astana_art_show).