Kazakhstan contemporary art exhibition opened in South Korea

Photo: Alexander Ugay
On November 27, the National Museum of Kazakhstan opened the Eurasian Utopia: Post Scriptum exhibition at the SIMA Museum of Contemporary Art (South Korea, Suwon). The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the SIMA museum. It presents more than 100 works of 57 artists of the Soviet period and modern times. The exhibition is the fourth and final in a series of foreign events of the international project FOCUS KAZAKHSTAN, reports.

FOCUS KAZAKHSTAN is implemented within the framework of the Rouhani Zhangyru program and is part of the special project "Modern Kazakhstan culture in the global world".

The curator of the FOCUS KAZAKHSTAN project, Roza Abenova, notes that this project is an example of the first and successful experience of organizing a large-scale display of contemporary fine art of Kazakhstan in the international arena. In 4 cities (London, Berlin, Jersey City, Suwon) about 400 works and archival documents of 94 artists were displayed. At the end of the project, catalogs will be published for each exhibition.

The exhibition "Eurasian Utopia: Post Scriptum" seeks to identify the narratives of Kazakhstan's art through a study of the creative work of artists of the Soviet period and modern artists, to show the continuation of artistic tradition and break with it, emergence of modern art in the period of independence. The peculiarities of the national school of painting, the phenomenon of “local modernism” and art in the period of independence are the key themes of this exhibition. The exhibition presents works by Uke Azhiev, Olga Kuzhelenko, Salihitdin Aitbayev, Janatai Shardenov, Eugeny Sidorkin, Alexei Stepanov, Michael Kim, Boris Pak, Abdrashitov Sydyhanov, Rustam Halfin, Sergei Maslov, Saken Narynov, Serikbay Alzhanov, Erbossyn Meldibekov, Elena and Victor Vorobiov, Alexander Ugai, Bakhyt Bubikanov, Alibek Mergenov, Saule Dyuenebina, Nurbol Nurakhmet and others.

Curators of the exhibition “Eurasian Utopia: Post Scriptum” are Sorokina Yulia (Kazakhstan) and Shin Eun Young (South Korea).

The project FOCUS KAZAKHSTAN is organized by the National Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The exhibition will run until March 3, 2019.

Kim Mikhail ''Fan'' 1980. C.,o., 99x79

Khitakhunov Maris ''Bread'' 1965. C., o, 113x153

10:26, 29 November 2018