ART FESTIVAL CENTRAL ASIA
The third edition of ArtBatFest is set to run in Almaty, Kazakhstan, from 25 to 27 May 2012. The theme of this year’s festival is “2012: The Beginning of the World”, and the organisers of the event are calling for artists who are experienced in creating art for public spaces.
From the PDF download on the ArtBatFest website,
The 1st Contemporary Art Festival ArtBatFest was organised in 2010 by a local initiative group of artists and businessmen. In 2011, the festival achieved international scale. The Festival’s direction – Public Art – includes such categories as installations (site-specific art), paintings and graphics, photo and video art, theatre, performance, various music styles. In 2011, the initiative group created the public association Eurasian Cultural Alliance, which will be an official organiser of future ArtBatFest Festivals.
Potential participants: artists, artistic projects from all around the world.
What: open air events: installations, contemporary visual and performing arts, music concerts, etc.
Where: parks, squares, pedestrian streets in Almaty.
When: opening of the Festival will take place May 25 – 27, 2012.
Installations will be placed all over the city between 25 May to 25 June, 2012.
[The Festival] will select participants from all around the world, and underwrites production expenses of installations, as well as accommodation and meals for the participants. Participants should send us an application and their works/projects.
For installations [the event] offers two options for participation:
- participants provide the festival with the installation’s production specifications (distant participation).
- participants arrive in Almaty and make installations by themselves.
Please find an application form, terms of participation and installation production requirements on the website of the festival.
- Curators announced for Central Asian Pavillion, 54th Venice Biennial – October 2010 – how the curators of the 2010 biennale presented Central Asian contemporary art
- Curator Rosa Maria Falvo on emerging Central Asian art scene – interview – December 2009 – an interview with an eminent curator and critic of Central Asian art
- East of Nowhere, important exhibition of rare post Soviet Central Asian art in Italy, 2009 – September 2009 – Central Asian artists explore their roots in the aftermath of the Soviet Union’s collapse
- Art from Kazakhstan will take your breath away – video – April 2009 – link to a video about the Kazakhstani contemporary art scene
- Central Asian art joins mainstream market – December 2008 – an early look into a still nascent art world
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