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URBAN ART ASTANA 2019
The second international street culture festival
Concept:
URBAN NATURE
Curator:
Olga Veselova
Teach me the art of small steps
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Astana is a young, growing city. It is being shaped right before our eyes and each of us plays a part in the process. What we do now impacts the city's future and the way we live in it.
Have you ever wondered how man impacts nature? And how nature impacts man? What is the role of nature, in the broadest sense, in urban life? The nature that extends beyond flora and fauna, and incorporates the human aspect with its deep-rooted desires and motives. We all wish to live in a happy city. Like a quilt, an urban environment consists of myriad small details: the actions and day-to-day decisions of the city dwellers. Collectively, we can build the happy city ourselves.

In its second year, URBAN ART ASTANA is set to address the human nature of the citizens, the everyday habits of city dwellers that shape the future of the city. Simultaneously, the festival aims to reinvigorate the topic of nature's place in urban life by outlining the traditions of its cultivation and preservation.

The residents' caring attitude to nature will not only make Astana a better place to inhabit, but also provide significant aid in building the sustainable foundation for the harmonious coexistence of man and nature in an urban environment.
Participants:
Askhat Akhmedyarov
Living with a Tree
This is a utopian project for a residential building. Due to the cold climate, the trees of such girth do not grow in our city. The rendering of my project on the house wall is my attempt to bring it closer to people's imagination. Furthermore, I suggest planting one common tropical tree on each floor. This way, we can solve the houseplant problem. Human activity has become destructive to the environment. In my work, I propose to review the aesthetics of everyday life in favor of the maximum presence of nature in our lives.
Nikita Khodak and
Rinat Abdrakhmanov
Human, Nature, the City
This work reflects the rapid flow of the river of life and the mimicry of the world, where the human being is both a part of the whole and in a relationship with the universe. Such reflections are conveyed in city plans, symbols, animals, and a human face. In general, illustrations are reflections of reality. While it is often distorted by all kinds of anthropogenic influences, the meaning doesn't change. Our work is an attempt to rethink the mundane in the flow of information.
Ilya Sokolov
History in Details
The golden eagle, which is the symbol of independence and among the main symbols of Kazakhstan, is the center of the work. Here, I wanted to combine all key symbols of the national identity that allude to nature, aiming to emphasize their ubiquity.