Articles by Natalia Kurpyakova

Japanese Doll Exhibit Presented in Astana

ASTANA – An exhibition, “Dolls of Japan,” was recently held at the Museum of the First President. Japanese children have made dolls throughout the history of the country and they have become known worldwide as part of the culture of Japan. The exhibition presented dolls from the personal collection of the spouse of Ambassador of…

Art of Silk and Fire on Display in Astana

ASTANA – An exhibition by Svetlana Karatayeva, a member of the Kazakh Artists’ Union, is on display in the Russian Centre of Science and Culture in Astana. Karatayeva (whose real family name is Burtseva) creates paintings and drawings and works with batik printing and felt, but she is most famous for her silk “paintings” made…

Art Exhibiton Captures Nature’s Beauty

ASTANA – Paintings by Yelena Te, a member of the Kazakh Artists’ Union, are being displayed in the Shezhire Gallery of Modern Art in Astana. Te was born in Alma-Ata, attended Gogol Art School and graduated from the graphic arts department of Abay State University. Her works are displayed in national and international exhibitions and…

Victor Kell Exhibition Opens in Astana

ASTANA – An exhibition of the works of internationally renowned artist and Kazakhstan native Victor Kell is being held in Astana. Kell, one of Kazakhstan’s most prominent artists, was born in the Tula region, but moved early with his family to Tzelinograd (now Astana,) where he has lived since. During his career, Kell decorated the…

Ilyaev Exhibits Works in Astana’s Museum of Modern Art

ASTANA – A jubilee exhibition of Sultan Ilyaev’s “Repetition” is being held in the capital’s Museum of Modern Art. Ilyaev was born in 1954 to a family of the arts. His father Gani Ilyaev collected and studied Kazakh ornaments, so choosing a career when the time came was not difficult for him. In 1977, Ilyaev…

Young Kazakh Singer Takes First Prize at Int’l Competition in Los Angeles

ASTANA – Farkhad Madenov, a second-year student at the College of the Kazakh National University of Arts (KazNUA), won the sixth Colibri Multicultural Competition of young performers in Los Angeles in November 2013. The competition has become a prestigious international event for young performers, and performers from 30 countries participated in the 2013 event. Last…

Moldagali Shows New Work at Aru-Astana Jewellery Fair

ASTANA – Kazakhstan’s Uliya Moldagali presented new works including paintings inspired by family and the four elements at the 21st Aru-Astana international jewellery exhibition from Nov. 7-10 in Astana’s Korme Exhibition Hall. Moldagali’s new work is combined in the exposition, “Charm of the four elements.” It reflects a change in subject and tone for the…

Rock Opera Tells Ancient Kazakh Tale

ASTANA – Kazakhstan’s first rock opera, “Zheruiyk” (“Promised Land” in Kazakh), was performed recently to a packed house at the Palace of Peace and Accord in Astana on both nights of September 14 and 15. The opera’s music was written by popular composer Tolegen Mukhamedzhanov and the libretto was written by well-known poet Kadyr Myrzaliev.…

Successors of Danila the Master Show Their Craft

ASTANA – A recent exhibition “Young Talents of the Urals”, held at the Museum of Modern Art, was a success. First, a stone bowl with berries allowed for remembering that well-known hero of Pavel Bazhov’s fairy tales, Danila the Master. Here one could see wineberry, wild strawberry, and currant berries, as if just picked up…

National Commission for UNESCO and ISESCO Reviews 2012, Prepares for 2013

ASTANA – On May 17, the Kazakhstan National Commission for UNESCO and ISESCO tallied up its work in 2012 and identified priorities for the current year at a meeting chaired by Head of the National Commission Imangali Tasmagambetov. Tasmagambetov named the international forum dedicated to the Decade of the Rapprochement of Cultures that will assemble…