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Republic of Kazakhstan, Almaty
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EXPO 2021
June 2021 - September 2021
Expo area activation
The summer of 2021 has turned the EXPO business center into the center of modern culture in Kazakhstan. The activation of the EXPO territory included: the installation of permanent and temporary art objects, photo zones, as well as photo exhibitions, musical evenings and master classes.

For three months, the citizens of Nur-Sultan could view art exhibtios that were organized at the Nur Alem Museum of Energy of the Future.
EXPO 2021
Pixel people of Lublinsky
The reduction of complex figurative forms to simple, pure and almost designer symbols is a distinctive feature of post-war art. At what point does the eye begin to guess the symbol and how to achieve this difference without loading the work with a large number of visual layers? The answer to this question is known to St. Petersburg artist Andrey Lyublinsky, who for many years has been creating eight-bit images and famous historical figures from Einstein to Obama, and also invents collective images of various social groups - in this case, IT industry professionals. Pleasing to the eye, aesthetically adjusted and proportional sculptures of IT specialists can become personal for every visitor of Astana IT Hub. Deprived of any other identity, these sculptures will become a spiritual extension of the values and interests of the community in which they are installed.
Abstarctions by Kazas
Abstract sculptures by Valery Kazas, one of the most famous CIS artists, unload the strict visual code of the EXPO territory and become a juicy visual magnet that helps the territory to open up from a new side. The artist is trying to build relationships that go away from the textual, conceptual construction, refuses to engage the viewer in an entertaining way. The performativity of the creation of works implies a fragile and temporary connection of materials with space. Kazas' abstractions do not carry a tangible semantic load, which is why they win over figurative works - they are an attempt to find pure art. As bequeathed to us by the great master of the Renaissance, Michelangelo, who proclaimed the importance of Form and Color (Disegno e Colore), Casas is again groping for pure forms consisting only of geometry and paint.
Silkina's keys
A symbolic manifestation of power, one of the fastest growing industries in the world - IT. These simple keys are already developing the economies of entire countries today, optimizing business processes for billions of dollars a year, helping to create unique start-up projects that pull entire regions and industries along with them. Code - as a new way of thinking and humanity's attempt to achieve a technological singularity by 2050 (which CEOs of companies such as Google and Apple have repeatedly predicted in their numerous interviews).
Alena Velar, Flock of Flying Flamingos, 2021, size of one object: 150 x 100 cm, size of composition area: 700 cm x 500 cm, stainless steel, car enamel
Flamingo Velar
Pink flamingos, whose habitat in an interesting way echoes the first global trading system of the planet - the Silk Road - are becoming a landmark marker of the territory in front of the Financial Center office. The bright and rhythmic sculptural composition successfully contrasts with the seasoned tones of the EXPO architectural ensemble and gives the place an identity, enlivening it for the guests and employees of this business-oriented conglomeration.

Like global markets, flamingos know no boundaries and known communication bridges within an attractive ecosystem of the world - in their case, natural, non-economic, but the metaphor can be traced due to the behavior of migratory birds.
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Photo exhibition of young photographers
Baurjan Bismildin
Bismildin (b. 1987) belongs to a young generation of photographers that collaborate with fashion magazines, leading modeling agencies and designers from Europe, Georgia and Russian. Bismildin takes an active part in social projects and is working on the creation of a catalog of his photographs. During his career, he has taken over 1,000 photographs.

Bismildin actively participates in socially-oriented project and works on a creation of his first photobook. In the span of his career the photorgapher produced more than a 1,000 pieces of photography. More recently, after concentrating on analogphotography he also explores mixed media techniqueand occasionally applies pigment to his artworks. Photographer is interested in new esthetics with aprecise focus on natural beauty, equality in a society,as well as visual language of Qazaq culture.

Bismildin has collaborated with the following brands: Harper's Bazaar, L'Officiel, Esquire, Wul Magazine, Etage, New York Times, Vogue Russia, BLVD Magazineamong many others.
Mario Hellar
Mario Hellar (b. 1991) Swiss-born Berlin photographer who recently traveled to Kazakhstan. The focus of his work is the search for relationships between social structures and culture. An important topic for Hellar is people and places, and how one affects the other.

He travels the world to tell stories that everyone needs to hear. Hellar is the winner of the important Swiss Press Photo Award and a LensCulture Journeys finalist.

Since 2019, Hellar has also been head of photography at LOLA Magazine in Berlin - he recently completed an art residency program at the Alpinum Lycee in Zuoz. Hellar has previously collaborated with VICE, Yelp, Zurich Film Festival, Zeit and Aargauer Zeitung among other NGOs and commercial organizations.

Zarina Zoman
Zarina has worked with commercial and non-commercial brands such as Etage, Samsung,, U.S. Embassy and Consulate in Kazakhstan., Bureau Text and the City Yandex,, Buro 24/7, Intertop, Philip Morris Kazakhstan.,, Wolt Kazakhstan, exhibition at 2017 Winter Universiade, Art Of You, abr zine, BLVD, Esquire kz, Pernod Ricard Kazakhstan,,,, and also made a number of covers for the itunes music app.

She is the creator of a mobile application for film photography together with, as well as a participant in the creation of the Kazakhstani photo stock
Developed Film
Bauyrzhan Sabitov
Alim Khaidarov
Exhibition-dialogue of the history of Almaty in the photographs of Alim Khaidarov and the modern city in the works of Bauyrzhan Sabitov. Alim Khaydarov devoted his life to studying and preventing mudflows. This work is especially important for Almaty, given its location near the mountains of the Trans-Ili Alatau. In parallel with her professional activities, Alima Khaidarova occupied the life of her native Alma-Ata. And this interest was embodied in the extensive photographic archive of the geologist. The history of the wooden courtyards of Verny, the romantic construction of Alma-Ata, which is already familiar to us, and the deserted fields, which have now become the streets of the metropolis. These stories are told by photographic impressions of Alim Khaydarov. The history of the city of the last few decades enters into a dialogue with the works of the contemporary young artist Bauyrzhan Sabitov. Bauyrzhan began to get involved in photography at school, and he is most interested in the life of city streets. He chose photographic film as his media, and the life of Almaty streets as the main plot. The transience of captured accidents: light, shadow, passers-by and the character of the city comes through especially sharply through the nerve of limited chances for luck when you shoot on analog film.

The works of two authors, united by the plot and media, are combined for us into the image of Almaty.
Art of Seeing
Название проекта отсылает нас к известной книге английского писателя и культуролога Джона Берджера. Эта книга посвящена вопросу о том, как современный зритель искусства смотрит на картины в период, когда их можно воспроизводить бесчисленное количество раз. Как отмечает Берджер, появление новых средств коммуникации, фото- и телесъёмки, вывело предметы искусства из сакрального пространства в статус информации.

Современный человек окружен визуальной информацией в разы больше, чем предшествующие поколения. Изобретение фотографии изменило наше представление о действительности. То, над чем художники подолгу работали раньше, изображая окружающий мир и изобретая все новые художественные приемы, сейчас можно запечатлеть с помощью одного нажатия кнопки фотокамеры. В 21 веке фотография крайне популярный способ самовыражения, каждый из нас благодаря популярным социальным сетям и смартфонам, имеет возможность зафиксировать красоту текущего момента. Но на фоне такой доступности этого медиа особенно остро встает вопрос мастерства и таланта автора. Представленная подборка казахстанских и международных профессиональных фотографов объединена идеей изменений, произошедших с Казахстаном за 30 лет независимости. Это и кадры, в буквальном смысле показывающие какими были наши города в прошлом веке и какими стали сейчас. И взгляд зарубежного автора, для которого знакомство с Казахстаном - это вдохновение и красота многообразия. И работы молодых авторов, для которых независимость Казахстана - это прежде всего независимость поиска своего художественного языка.
Alex Pflaum
Alex Pflaum is an award-winning freelance photographer and creative director specializing in Central and Southeast Asia.

After graduating from the University of British Columbia, Alex began his career as a storyteller with a solo expedition along the Silk Road. After traveling from Istanbul to Almaty, his first book was published, which received wide international recognition "Overland; Through the middle of the world."

Since then he has been invited to perform all over the world and his work has been exhibited in major public galleries in the US, Canada and Indonesia.

Alex currently works with the world's leading travel agencies and magazines as a freelance creative director.
Sabina Kuangalieva
Sabina Kuangaliyeva, born in 1994 in Atyrau, Kazakhstan, refers herself to the post-internet era, a time when the role of digital language in art is increasing significantly. Sabina began her career as a portrait photographer, engaged in collages, landscape and conceptual photography, integrating artists, theater actors, musicians and other representatives of the cultural life of Kazakhstan in the 2010s into her subjects with great interest. She is also a member of the Orta Experimental Theatre.

In her works, the artist most often erases and explores the boundaries between real and virtual dimensions, how memory affects our perception of space.
Maxim Rozhin
Maxim Rozhin was born on October 11, 1983 in the Almaty region, the city of Kaskelen. But he grew up in the south of Kazakhstan in the city of Arys. Now he works in the field of media and journalism. In his free time, he does photography. By profession, a teacher of labor and autowork at school. He came into the field of journalism quite by accident after working at a university. He worked for about 8 years on various republican TV channels in the Kazakh edition (news anchor, correspondent, participated in various television projects).

Most of all, Maxim photographs landscapes, is fond of urban photography, architectural and subject photography.
EXPO 2021
For three months, EXPO visitors could get acquainted with the sculptures of Kazakh artists.
Arystanbek Shalbaev, Makhambet (New Hero), 2014, metal frame, concrete, car enamel, 220 x 120 cm
Arystanbek Shalbaev, Makhambet (New Hero), 2014, metal frame, concrete, car enamel, 220 x 120 cm
Murat Dilmanov, Energetic Buffaloes, 2012, metal, enamel, 300 x 200 cm
Murat Dilmanov, Energetic Buffaloes, 2012, metal, enamel, 300 x 200 cm
Moldakul Narymbetov, She-wolf, 2012, car tires, metal, 250 x 150 cm
Moldakul Narymbetov, She-wolf, 2012, car tires, metal, 250 x 150 cm
Moldakul Narymbetov, Warrior of Light, 2012, car tires, metal, 350 x 200 cm
Moldakul Narymbetov, Warrior of Light, 2012, car tires, metal, 350 x 200 cm
Said Atabekov, Saddle, 2013, metal frame, artificially rusted metal sheet, 240 x 200 cm
Said Atabekov, Saddle, 2013, metal frame, artificially rusted metal sheet, 240 x 200 cm
Light Holographic Frames, 2021, metal frame, acrylic glass, holographic mirror film, contour LED strip, 240 x 150 cm,
Light Holographic Frames, 2021, metal frame, acrylic glass, holographic mirror film, contour LED strip, 240 x 150 cm,
Anastasia Silkina, Blurring Cube, 2011, metal, pvc, self-adhesive vinyl film, 200 x 200 x 200 cm
Anastasia Silkina, Blurring Cube, 2011, metal, pvc, self-adhesive vinyl film, 200 x 200 x 200 cm