Works of 30 artists from 28 countries presented in Astana
The best painters of the Eurasian continent were brought together in Astana at the unique art platform. The National Museum is hosting the exposition of the international project ‘From Lisbon via Minsk, Moscow, Astana to Vladivostok’, organized with the support of Embassy of Belarus in Kazakhstan. The exhibition features extraordinary works of 30 artists from 28 countries. Organizers say that this project is aimed at demonstrating the unifying power of art.
ANATOLY NICHKASSOV, AMBASSADOR OF BELARUS TO KAZAKHSTAN:
‘From Lisbon to Vladivostok’ we can bring peace – this is the message the exhibition is trying to convey. We are building the EAEU with the clear understanding how it should work because we’ve been creating the Customs Union, and over the 25 years, post-Soviet countries have been helping each other in the formation of our economy, our fraternal ties. Therefore, Belarus and Kazakhstan are among the first to support such projects.
The exposition features over 80 works of different genres: painting, graphics, photo-art, sculpture, installations. Their authors are the recognized artists of contemporary fine art and young artists. Among the participants are Zurab Tsereteli from Russia, Victor Alshevsky from Belarus, and Luis Rodrigueiz from Portugal. Kazakhstan was represented by the talented artist Yerlan Nazarkul. According to exhibition curators, his expressive and non-standard works captivated the project’s jury.
YERLAN NAZARKUL, PAINTER:
It was a real surprise for me. It is great honor to participate in such exhibition and represent Kazakhstan in Europe. I can say I’m happy. An artist is always happy to be recognized!
The exposition ‘From Lisbon via Minsk, Moscow, Astana to Vladivostok’ features various types of works of art, but is perceived as an integral whole, demonstrating distinctive character of each participating country. The exposition will be open until May15. According to organizers, the works will also be displayed in Belarusian pavilion in Expo 2017.