3-5th July 2018 — Astana, Kazakhstan

3-5th July 2018

Kazakh Spirit private collection exhibition

2 July, 2018 at 16.00 the National Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan launches the Kazakh Spirit private collection exhibition of the British Collectors Professor Gavin Kretzschmar and  Mr. Alper Akdeniz, that will last until 31 August 2018.

The exhibition includes 12 great “Kazakh Spirit” paintings that cover cultural and historical events of the Kazakh Khanate, lifestyle of nomads, national games, cults and traditions. The collection will represent the number of paintings depicting the essence of the ancient spirit of Kazakhs, nomadic tribes of the Central Asian Great Steppe. The first three paintings are devoted to the Kazakh prehistory. Long lasting and rich Scythian and Saxon periods precede the Kazakh Khanate formation, they show the deep historical roots of the Kazakh people. Next nine canvases cover the period since the Kazakh Khanate formation until the primary documented meetings at the time of Kasym Khan. The events depicted on the paintings covers more than three thousand years of the Kazakh history.

The artist Timur Dairbayev has always been the fond of drawing. During university years, he took part in a range of exhibitions and projects. As an artist, he works in Dutch technique, using it to explore works on historical and national themes. Since 2015, he has been producing the series of “Kazakh Spirit” paintings under the leadership of Dr. Kretzschmar, Alper Akdeniz joined them at the stage of work on the seventh painting.

The first “Kazakh Spirit” paintings exhibition was held in 2017 at the A. Kasteyev State Art Museum in Almaty. The Exposition coincided with the EXPO Specialized Exhibition in Astana, aiming to depict the Kazakh culture and to provide continuity of generations’ heritage.

Exhibition contact number: +7(7172) 64-72-89