Adil is inspired by his love for the Great Steppe. His works were exhibited in Dubai, Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Saint-Tropez and were previously shown in France, Germany, and Spain. They reflect his thoughts on the history of his homeland. “The line of life is the complex of everything. All of my visual culture forms with lines.”
Aya Shalkar is a young Kazakh artist and graphic designer who became widely known on Instagram. She is interested in experimental and heritage-based research and will be producing an installation dedicated to the theme of Generational Rhythms.
BERKIN & MIKA
Bakhtiyar Berkin and Mika Barny work as a collaborative duo, whose body of work reflects how modern social, economic and political issues affect their perception of the surrounding world as well as their personal relationship. In this exhibition, they are exploring the idea of rhythm in space and inviting the audience to engage.
CHINGIZ BATYRBEKOV & ASSEL YESZHANOVA
As architects and urbanists, Chingiz and Assel are interested in the exploration of a forgotten material used in the traditional nomadic craft. They are rethinking an object or a piece of architecture by renovating and placing it as a central exhibition piece.
ÉTAGE X BROWNFOX
An experimental workshop with design students and practicing designers dedicated to creating a compelling typographic composition. A selection of posters will be exhibited. A visiting designer lecture/workshop on typography to promote graphic design education and culture in Kazakhstan. Rhythm is an integral part of typography. Harmony, balance, and tension of positive and negative space within letters, sentences, and paragraphs are widely explored in typographic compositions. This section of the exhibition is dedicated to the art of typographic posters.
ÉTAGE X THE BUHARS X NIKOLAI BAGDASARIAN
The Buhars are a music collective who explore sounds of traditional Kazakh instruments and give them new life. Nikolay Bagdasaryan is a renowned contemporary dancer from Russia. Set against magnificent, picturesque Boszhyra region in Western Kazakhstan, the bottom of Tethys, ancient impetuous ocean of Mesozoic era, the music video directed by Étage tells a story about the sounds and movements of The Great Steppe and its vibrant, diverse rhythms.
Nurtas Sisekenov is a creative director and multimedia artist. / @mindharassment