Contemporary art in Central Asia
EXPO 2017 is not only the center of advanced innovations in green energy but also an exhibition platform for modern art. The Astana Contemporary Art Center pavilion hosts art exhibitions, film screenings and thematic discussions for visitors. Recently the pavilion hosted a lecture by Kazakh art critic Yuliya Sorokina on the history of contemporary art in Kazakhstan and Central Asia. The expert paid special attention to the international cultural significance of the contemporary artists and post-Soviet phenomenon in visual arts.
YULIYA SOROKINA, ART CRITIC, LECTURER:
- Our contemporary artists have a common feature. They are like a big family and have a strong sense of belonging. Everybody knows each other; everybody knows each other personally. Just like in a family, there are elders and younger generations. There is continuity. This is an interesting phenomenon because our artists are well-known abroad.