CREATIVITY GROWS AROUND ASTANA ART FESTIVAL
The capital of Kazakhstan will be center of attraction of contemporary art this summer. Artists, architects, designers and actors from all over the world will flow to Astana in order to present their own modern view on art. According to organizers of Astana Art Festival, 160 applications have been received to take part in the festival this year. Talents from Kazakhstan, Russia, Japan, Armenia, Ukraine, Germany and Uzbekistan will present 50 best projects in Astana. They were selected during the open competition.
YANA MALINOVASKAYA, CURATOR, ASTANA ART FEST:
- This year the festival carries the name “Nomad Energy” which is the main and basic theme, namely, the philosophy of neo-nomadism. Who are the new nomads? How do they inherit nomadic consciousness of their ancestors? Today’s nomad is somebody who travels all of over the world. Nomads perceive themselves as an integral part of this world and this new position is the concept of our festival.
Art installations and bright theatrical performances, this is how residents and guests of the capital will remember the third Art Fest. The festival is becoming an annual tradition bringing together people of creative professions. In the past three years, nearly one hundred artists have taken part in the festival while number of visitors has exceeded a million. This year Astana Art Fest will last from June to September and will be traditionally located on the “Nurzhol” boulevard.