Kazakhstan to launch its pavilion at 60th Venice Biennale

Photo: press service of Kazakh culture and information ministry

The national pavilion of Kazakhstan will be presented at the 60th edition of the Venice Art Biennale, Kazinform News Agency cites the press service of the Ministry of Culture and Information of Kazakhstan.

According to the press service of the ministry, during his official visit to Italy, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev together with the Italian President of the Council of Ministers Giorgia Meloni made a statement on Kazakhstan’s participation at the 60th International Biennale of Contemporary Art in Venice. Minister of Culture and Information Aida Balayeva is expected to serve as the Kazakhstani pavilion commissioner .

The exhibition’s visitors from across the globe will be able to familiarize with the project ‘Jerūiyq – a look beyond the horizon’. It is the modern interpretation of the old legend about the mythical land called Jerūiyq. The exhibition will feature one of the first futuristic works in the Kazakh art history ‘The Earth and time. Kazakhstan' by Kamilya Mullasheva, and the monumental canvas ‘The New baby. Rebirth’ by Yerbolat Tolepbai, said the press service.

In addition, Saken Narynov’s pilot projects ‘Six lives of a soul’ and ‘The end of the beginning or the beginning of the end’ as well as Sergey Maslov’s Baikonur-2 installation will be on display.

The The2vvo group made up of artists Elena Pozdnyakova and Eldar Tagi is to take part in the Biennale with the sound installation ‘The Presence’, and painter Anvar Mussrepov will present the pilot mystic video essay ‘Alastau’.

The 60th Venice Biennale is slated to take place at the Naval Museum from April 20 to November 24, 2024.

The exhibition attracted up to 800 thousand visitors in 2022.

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