Autumn in Almaty is warm days, soft sun, red hawthorn beads under your feet and hundreds of streets, wandering without a special purpose for which is a special pleasure. At such moments, even the fanatic fans of museums are unlikely to exchange walks around the city, to the enclosed space of exhibition halls. But in the rain ...
We have made for you the rating of the steepest expositions, which are worth a visit, if you find yourself in Almaty in September-October 2018
Multimedia exhibition "Yermek Serkebaev and his era"
Opening is scheduled for September 26, and the exhibition will last until October 25, 2018. The venue will be the renovated art-space of the cinema "Arman" (104, Dostyk Ave.).
The multimedia project is conceived as an excursion into the history of music, theater, opera, ballet and cinema of the Kazakh SSR. On the example of the creativity of the legendary singer Yermek Serkebayev and his contemporaries, visitors will see how the culture of the republic developed in the 20-80s of the 20th century. In six halls of "Arman" art space on the big screens rare films and photo materials with outstanding singers, actors, ballet dancers, writers, poets, directors and conductors will be shown - all who stood at the origins of modern Kazakhstan culture. The materials are provided by the Central State Archive of Film and Photo Documents and Sound Records, the State Film Festival of Russia, Serkebaevs and Zhubanovs. Many of them will be shown for the first time. In six halls of "Arman" art space on the big screens rare films and photo materials with outstanding singers, actors, ballet dancers, writers, poets, directors and conductors will be shown - all who stood at the origins of modern Kazakhstan culture. The materials are provided by the Central State Archive of Film and Photo Documents and Sound Records, the State Film Festival of Russia, Serkebaevs and Zhubanovs. Many of them will be shown for the first time.
To get acquainted with the life stages of the legendary singer and the creative context of that time, it will be possible with the help of an audio guide, voiced by the son of Ermek Bekmuhamedovich, the founder of the Astudio group Baigali
Serkebaev. Visitors will be presented with excerpts from the interview of the singer himself and musical works, which will complement the visual immersion in the era. One of the halls is dedicated to the parents and children of Yermek Serkebayev, others - the cultural history of Almaty, the work of older colleagues, influenced the worldview of the singer, work on the creation of opera images, Kazakh cinema, tours around the world and the pedagogical activities of Yermek Serkebayev.
The best films about art and modern culture from the program of the Garage Screen Film Festival The best films about art and modern culture from the program of the Garage Screen Film Festival
From September 16 to October 24 in the Garage Museum will be presented the best films about art and modern culture from the festival of films "Garage" in the Center for Contemporary Culture "Tselinniy".
Admission is free, pre-registration, which the Tselinniy pre-announces for each individual session in its Instagram @tselinnycenter. Find the detailed timetable here ...
Personal exhibition of creative duet Berkin & Mika «Trivial Freedom» Personal exhibition of creative duet Berkin & Mika «Trivial Freedom»
The exposition, located on the territory of Esentai Gallery, includes 13 photographs and installations of young photographers from London, creating under the nickname Berkin & Mika. Each photo is a criticism of different aspects of consumerism. All the works are shot on a large-format film camera. Guys firmly believe that the real artist controls the process of creating a photo himself - from beginning to end (even shows and scans the film). The creation of this series of artists was inspired by the book of Edward Burns, also known as the father of marketing, about the power of psychoanalysis and the use of military advocacy techniques in advertising.
Edward Bernays is the nephew of Sigmund Freud, he used the works of his uncle to invent modern marketing and advertising. This book inspired Bakhtiar and Miku to create a series that would be a satire for the era of mass consumption. To create these works the style of pop art best suited, because nothing so closely intertwines with products of mass consumption, like this style in art. The authors really like the aesthetics of bright colors, the symmetry and the use of trivial everyday objects, which in everyday life are very far from art. To see the beautiful in the ugly and inspiration in everyday objects is their philosophy.
The work of the exhibition will last until October 13, 2018
The project «Open archive. Almaty»
It was from this exposition that the world began acquaintance with the new Center for Contemporary Culture "Tselinniy" (Almaty). The exhibition is devoted to the architecture of the city in the 1960s-1980s, when the cinema itself was built. This part of the project, curated by the architects Ekaterina Golovatyuk and Giacomo Cantoni, was based on the study of architecture historians Anna Bronovitskaya and Nikolay Malinin, which lasted more than two years, in cooperation with the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, photographer Yuri Palmin and the Almaty Architectural Community.
The exposition combines in a single space of former cinemas large-format Palmin photographs that fix the current state of the most striking examples of the architecture of soviet modernism, with research materials and archival documents revealing the forgotten narratives of Almaty architecture of the 1960s-1980s.
Festival of Kazakh traditional art «Ruhani Shabyt»
The festival will be held on the territory of the State Museum of Arts. A. Kasteev from 18 September to 5 October 2018. The purpose of the festival is to introduce children and adolescents to various types of Kazakh folk art, to show how traditional art forms are reflected and transformed in the works of contemporary artists. By means of motivating, life-affirming films to set a direction for self-development and aspiration to go forward, to believe in oneself, to become more confident and purposeful. For the participants of "Ruhani Shabyt" there will be held master classes that get acquainted with the main types of traditional Kazakh art, excursions around the hall of arts and crafts, lectures using rich illustrative materials in Kazakh and Russian languages.