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9 july, 2021 – 20 august, 2021
life of things
Group exhibition
Museum of Future Energy Nur Alem, Nur-Sultan
9 july, 2021 – 20 august, 2021
life of things
Group exhibition
Museum of Future Energy Nur Alem, Nur-Sultan
Curators: Vladislav Sludskiy, Olya Veselova
The exhibition includes artworks by established and mid-career Qazaqstani artists whose work was created over the past 30 years. On the one hand it displays materials and techniques (what art is made of), and on the other it is about its metaphysical properties (what art becomes afterwards).

Different artists use unique tools of expression to achieve their goals, but one way or another any artistic act is closed within the physical and material world. More often than not, the artist finds these materials near the place where they live - this is how the masters of Ancient Rome used Carrara marble, as it was within reach and could be easily found and delivered to the studio.

The modern world supplies the artist with a huge amount of secondary raw materials and pushes the idea to use it to create paintings, sculptures, installations, and sometimes video art. In our perception plastic, metal, ready-mades, fabrics, rubber and other things are nothing more than domestic waste, but in the artist's hands they are transformed to get a second life and become the pieces of art.


They don't end up in a city dump, but in a museum, where everyone can look at them and think about the issues of ecology, true beauty, the value of life and everything that surrounds us, about the change of times, which we see through the change of materials, and how historical contexts change our sense of beauty.

The hosting venue of the exhibition is especially important in the frame of the mission of the Future Energy Museum, which was created to mediate the ideas of decreasing CO2 emissions into the atmosphere, switching to renewable energy sources and reducing the hydrocarbon footprint in Kazakhstan and the world.


The exhibition is initiated and made possible with the support of National Company QazExpoCongress.
Matter and Philosophy

The term "matter" was probably developed by Aristotle. Matter (materia) is Latin semantic borrowing from the Greek "güle" (ὕλη), which means "timber for building". Aristotle was from the Greek city of Stagira on the border with Macedonia, which supplied Greece with timber for the construction of ships.

According to Aristotle nothing arises from nothing, therefore every occurrence and every change requires the presence of a certain substrate, which is changing to lose some properties and acquire new ones. A striking example is a statue: a boulder of copper in the hands of a skilled artist turns into a statue; and copper is that natural material, a substrate that loses the shape of a boulder and takes the shape of a statue.


Matter and Physics

According to the special theory of relativity, both matter and radiation are but special forms of distributed energy, ponderable mass losing its isolation and appearing as a special form of energy.


- Albert Einstein, 1920




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Said Atabekov
Alpamys Batyr
Kuanysh Bazargaliyev
Violetta Bogdanova
Yelena Vorobyeva and Victor Vorobyev
Zoya Falkova
Katya Kan
Moldakul Narymbetov
Saule Suleimenova
Georgiy Tryakhin-Bukharov
Arystanbek Shalbayev
Alexey Shindin
Saule Suleimenova, Abai Family
Saule Suleimenova, Landscape with Mountains
Moldakul Narymbetov
Moldakul Narymbetov, Landscape of a Steppe with a Car Tire
Yelena and Viktor Vorobyevy, Mad Tea Party
Yelena and Viktor Vorobyevy, Mad Tea Party
Yelena and Viktor Vorobyevy, Mad Tea Party
Yelena and Viktor Vorobyevy, Mad Tea Party
Arystanbek Shalbayev the Game
Georgiy Tryakhin-Bukharov, On a Walk
 Georgiy Tryakhin-Bukharov, Untitled
Georgiy Tryakhin-Bukharov, Egypt
Alexey Shindin, Atavism
Alexey Shindin, Atavism
Alpamys Batyr, Amazing Planets
Alpamys Batyr, Amazing Planets
Said Atabekov, Police Shields Series
Kuanysh Bazargaliyev, Struggle of Grey and Dark Grey
Violetta Bogdanova, Purposeless
Katya Kan Central Asian Epherium
Katya Kan Central Asian Epherium
Zoya Falkova Raw
Saule Suleimenova Losing Identity
Saule Suleimenova Losing Identity
Saule Suleimenova Losing Identity
Said Atabekov Ertostik