International competition of modern sculpture "Eurasia Sculpture Biennale"
Kazakhstan has hosted the prestigious international competition of modern sculpture for the first time. As part of the EXPO 2017 cultural program, a large-scale exhibition, Eurasia Sculpture Biennale, has been launched in Astana. More than 30 masters from eight different countries of the world are showcasing their works at the exhibition. The artists convey their own reflection of the modern world. Courageous experiments of the material, the form and extraordinary presentation of compositions pleasantly surprise the guests of the exposition.
EDUARD KAZARIAN, CURATOR OF EXHIBITION, SCULPTOR:
- There are a number of directions and this is peculiarity of an exhibition. There are projects that work on solar energy which are kinetic sculptures and they are driven by solar energy. This is especially consistent with Astana EXPO 2017.
The Biennale of Sculpture Art is not just an exhibition because it also distinguishes and awards the most talented works. This year, Alibek Mergenov has won the grand prize. His extraordinary Alatau sculpture has been recognized as the best exhibit. The kinetic installation, “Stopped Time”, by Swiss master is in the list of winners.
ETIENNE KRAHENBUHL, SCULPTOR, SWITZERLAND:
- Through my sculpture, I want to tell how the world is moving, how everything is arranged in the world. I think life is about interaction and movement. My work interacts with the whole space since it casts a shadow, creates glare on the ceiling, while it is in constant motion and can make pleasant sounds. It took five years to create the sculpture. I'm very glad that my work is marked here as one of the best.
The masterpieces by best sculptors of the world are available for the capital’s residents and guests until August 4th at the Palace of Peace and Reconciliation.