Artists of Modern Kazakhstan
This publication is an illustrated catalog of great contemporary art works of Kazakhstan throughout more than a quarter of a century of independence. The primary mission of this publication is to fulfill the objectives set forth in the Project “Modern Kazakhstan Culture in the Global World”, which is one of the directions of an extensive state program – «Rukhani Zhangyru», (Spiritual Enlightenment).
The objective of this program is a renaissance of spiritual values of the people of Kazakhstan, taking into account challenges of globalization and risks associated with it. This is feasible on the basis of modernization of public consciousness through competitiveness, pragmatism, preservation of national identity, knowledge cult and evolutionary rather than revolutionary development and candour in the nation’s consciousness. The designated Program is an important strategic priority of the Third Modernization of Kazakhstan, initiated by the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev in 2017. The catalog includes great art works and names of their creators – contemporary artists of Kazakhstan, who work in different artistic directions, from classic to the most relevant modern forms of art. This will help to form an objective and vivid picture of the state of contemporary art in Kazakhstan and will allow better understanding of this country.