Works of the World’s Best Painting Artists Will Be Presented at Astana Art Show – The Department of Culture and Sports of Nur-Sultan city

Works of the World’s Best Painting Artists Will Be Presented at Astana Art Show


This summer, the capital of Kazakhstan will become the epicenter of a unique and multifaceted modern art. During the period from June 2 to August 10, ASTANA ART SHOW-2019 grand exhibition will be held at the Palace of Peace and Reconciliation, as well as at Independence Palace. The event will bring together under its auspices about 40 artists: stars of the world contemporary art from 15 countries. The exhibition was organized by Nur-Sultan Akimat jointly with the TSE Art Destination Contemporary Art Gallery. The expositions will be presented not only in the exhibition halls: several art objects will adorn the urban space of Nur-Sultan.

“Upon the completion of ASTANA ART SHOW, the artists will present their works to the city and these works of modern art: installations, street art objects and drawings on the facades of buildings, will become the heritage of the festival and will adorn the space”, – said the Deputy Head of Nur-Sultan Department of Culture and Sports, Narima Mukhambetalina, making her speech at a press conference held today in the capital.

In his turn, the head and curator of the project, the world-famous French artist Jérome Sans called ASTANA ART SHOW a limitless and open platform for a dialogue between art people.

The “First Contact” youth exhibition and “Racing the Galaxy” international exhibition will be held as a part of the contemporary art festival.

The “First Contact” youth exhibition is starting on June 2 and will run until August 10. The exhibition will feature the works of 22 young Kazakhstani artists who, during a month, as a part of the art residence, attend various lectures and workshops of famous Kazakhstani and foreign artists and create their works in various genres: painting, sound installations, holograms, virtual reality, street art and much more. The curator of the youth exhibition is Anvar Musrepov.

“Racing the Galaxy” international exhibition will feature works of eminent Kazakhstani and foreign artists, such as Michelangelo Pistoletto (Italy), Leandro Erlich (Argentina), Joel Andrianomearisoa (Madagascar): mentalKLINIK (Turkey), Askhat Akhmedyarov (Kazakhstan) and other. The curators of the project are the founder of ARTIOS and TSE Art Destination, Dina Baitasova, and the world famous French curator and international art director, Jérome Sans. Jérome Sans is the co-founder of the famous Palais de Tokyo (Paris) and in the past headed Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing.

“Racing the Galaxy” exhibition will be opened on the eve of the Day of the Capital, on July 4, and will last until August 10.

The main message of ASTANA ART SHOW 2019 is the spirit of nomadism and freedom inherent to all artists who will gather during the grand event that will be held in the capital for the second time.

ASTANA ART SHOW 2019 includes not only art expositions, but also a free educational program: workshops, public lectures, family visits and much more.