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round tableOn January 29, 2015, a roundtable The Image of Labor in Modern Art was held at the State A. Kasteyev Museum of Art. The roundtable finalized the exhibition The Labor – a Goal, an Idea, and a Life that was demonstrated at the museum in the framework of the Program of Kazakhstan’s Social Modernization – 20 Steps to the Universal Labor Society. The major goal of this project is to overcome the global instability and to form a new social ideology as it was stated in the Presidential Address.

The representatives of the Nur Otan Party, City Akimat, leading art and culture researchers took part in the roundtable. They exchanged their opinions on modern important subjects in the art, the gone time of social realism, its particularities and the works of the artists, demonstrated during the exhibition.

kapterev opening On January 27, 2015, the exhibition The Founder of Almaty’s Barbison was opened in the A. Kasteyev Museum of Art in honor of Russian artist Valery Kapterev’s 115-th anniversary.
        The artist from Moscow spent more than ten years in Kazakhstan that was terra incognita for Moscow art circles. First time he came to Kazakhstan in 1920-1921 being a student and participating in Turgay expedition. The artist was member of many art groups of 1920-s: Harmony and Rhythm, Moscow artists’ society and others. Valery Kapterev and artists of his circles were inspired by searching the new possibilities of expression in painting, new art language to embody the ideals of the modern world by art.  
        Kapterev visited almost all regions of Kazakhstan. He has been around the lake Balkhash, traveled from north Kazakhstan Petropavlovsk through Almolinsk, Karkaralinsk, Sempalatinsk to the south, to Turkestan.  Trying to understand the new nomad world, the artists even nomadized with local Kazakhs and participated in the different scientific expeditions as a painter.  

meldibekov exhibition

Starting February 12, 2015, A. Kasteyev Museum of Arts is hosting a cycle of the monographic displays of the leading modern painters of Central Asia. The organizers of these exhibitions are A. Kasteyev Museum, Aspan Gallery и Forte Bank.

The cycle was opened with Erbosyn Meldibekov’s exhibition Eternal Return.  The creator of the first Central Asian pavilion on Venetian Biennale Viktor Miziano is a curator of this exhibition.

1782134 849068861783002 3217748151064949664 n On January 20, 2015, an exhibition From Dürer to Daumier - engravings of Western Europe was opened at the A. Kasteyev State Museum of Arts of the Republic of Kazakhstan. More than 80 artworks featured at the exhibition are from the Museum's collection. In general, the Museum's collection of Western prints consists of more than five hundred works of the highest artistic level.  The Museum's researches started to study prints right after first enterings, which took place in 1936-1939 from central museums of Moscow and Leningrad - The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, State Russian Museum and others. The next big handover took place in1956-1959 from the State Hermitage.