Opening of «Art Sapar I/Astana» exhibition and the series of master classes of the fine arts and sculpture

On March 16, 2017 in the building of the Museum of the Library of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Leader of the Nation took place opening of «Art Sapar I/Astana» exhibition and the series of master classes of the fine arts and sculpture which finished the first part of the movable exhibition project of young artists «Art Sapar of Kazak Eli».
The movable exhibition project «Art Sapar of Kazak Eli» was initiated by the group of young talented artists – the graduates of T. Zhurgenov Kazakh national academy of arts in 2013. Their leader is the artist Anar Aubakir. Pavlodar was the first city where «Art Sapar» exhibition took place and from that city the travel through the country was started. In the next years the exhibition visited Semey, Aktobe, Atyrau, Kostanay, Karaganda, Temirtau, Kokshetau, Petropavlovsk, Ust-Kamenogorsk and Aktau.
The master classes for the students of the Children’s art school – UNESCO club took place before opening of the exhibition: painting of Anar Aubakir and sculpture of Daniyar Sarbasov.
During the master class Daniyar Sarbasov said: "It is a great honour for me to hold the master class, and at the same time, it is a responsibility. I want to share with my skill, to show my works which I have created this year. I want my works to be some kind of sample, an example for young generation and, perhaps, inspiration for the future sculptors.
Unfortunately, in Kazakhstan there aren't enough sculptors, and it is even less a creative one. First of all, it is necessary a special creative inspiration. If a master has no inspiration, the muse, there is no interest in the work. Besides, making of sculptures demands a lot of time and finance. If you want to create one work it is necessary to make a form of clay, process it with wax, cast it of bronze, burnish and protonate".
In her speech of welcome the deputy director of Library of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan K. Aktaeva noted:
"Since 2008 the museum of Library has been realizing «Wings of hope» project to support creative youth successfully. Thanks to the project many young talents managed to be famous. A main goal of the project is to show the best achievements of young artists, sculptors, masters of arts and crafts of our republic and foreign countries, acquaintance of the citizens and guests of the capital with the new names. In our museum took place the first personal exhibitions of young artists Anar Aubakir, Renat Elubayev, Beybit Asemkul, the sculptor Zhanna Nugerbek. Recently there took place the exhibition of the young talented artist Guldana Zhurkabayeva. «Art Sapar I/Astana» exhibition is a logical continuation of «Wings of hope» project.
Anar Aubakir said about development of «Art Sapar» project and its prospects: ""Art Sapar" is very interesting project because all authors of the project work in different genres and technicians, have their original creative equipment. In every city the exposition is changed, supplemented with the new works. Thus, the project not only makes the trip through the cities, but reflects creative life and successes of the authors. More than 70 works are presented at the exhibition. It is the first exhibition within the project in Astana. Personally for me it is a new stage in creative activity and a report exhibition over the last 5 years".
         Among the authors of the project the painting and graphics are presented by: Anar Aubakir, Galiya Toremuratova, Almas Nurgozhayev, Ali Zakir, Kadyr Maksutkan, Moldir Sagyndykova; sculpture: Talgat Zhumagulov, Bagdat Sarsenbiyev, Zhanna Nugerbek, Daniyar Sarbasov; arts and crafts: Natalia Bazhenova, Bauyrzhan Doszhanov, Gulmaral Tatibayeva. Every author has the own vision of the world which is expressed individually, however all young creators are united by active living position, aspiration to creation of fine. Many of them derive inspiration from cultural sources of Kazakhstan’s history which is rich with traditions and art images.
It is very symbolical that works of young talented artists will be presented in the first warm days of spring on the eve of Nauryz. 

«Art Sapar» exhibition will last till March 29, 2017.


Leaders of the World Olympic Movement in the Library of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – the Leader of the Nation

Leaders of the world Olympic movement, presidents and representatives of 15 National Olympic Committees – Russia, Switzerland, Hungary, Latvia, Georgia, Germany, Iran, Uruguay, Afghanistan and etc., arrived to Astana for the participate in the ceremony on occasion of the 25th anniversary of the National Olympic Committee of the country.

The high-ranking guests visited the Museum of the Library of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – the Leader of the Nation, with special interest, in which located a large exposition dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the NOC of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The exhibition "Olympic Movement" illustrates the dynamic results of the state policy on the development of sports and support of a healthy lifestyle. In the collection of the Library of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – the Leader of the Nation, there ais a significant complex of awards handed to N.A. Nazarbayev in recognition of his contribution to the development of the world and national Olympic movement.

Among the honored guests the presidents of international sports federations – Julio Cesar Maglione (International Swimming Federation, FINA), Klaus Schorman (International Union of Modern Pentathlon, UIPM), Tamas Ayan (International Weightlifting Federation, IWF), world sports stars, Kazakhstan champions and Olympic medalists.

The representative delegation was headed by the vice-president of the National Olympic Committee of the RK Andrey Kryukov.



In the Library of the Leader of the Nation was opened the exhibition

«Kazakhstan and UN: cooperation for peace»


On March 10, 2017 in the building of the Museum of the Library of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Leader of the Nation took place opening of the fund exhibition «Kazakhstan and UN: cooperation for peace», dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the admission of Kazakhstan to membership in the UN and non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council status.

On March 2, 1992 Kazakhstan was admitted to membership in the United Nations and it is a historical day in the history of Kazakhstan. At the plenary meeting of the 46th session of the General Assembly of the United Nations the resolution 46/224 on admission of the Republic of Kazakhstan to membership in the UN was unanimously approved. After the session the ceremony of raising the flag of Kazakhstan before the UN headquarters took place.  

At the opening ceremony the executive director of the Library of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Zhumabekov Beisembay said: «Independent Kazakhstan is an active and responsible participant of the international community. This became possible due to Kazakhstan's accession to the UN, which was a historic share in its significance. Kazakhstan has been an active participant of this most authoritative and universal organization for 25 years.

The election to the UN Security Council confirmed the great esteem by which in the international community enjoys a peaceful constructive foreign and domestic policy of the Republic of Kazakhstan and President Nursultan Nazarbayev».

This event had a large political value for Kazakhstan as it meant recognition of sovereignty of the young country by the international community.

The Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Ashikbayev Yerzhan in his speech focused attention at the activities of Kazakhstan as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, noted that Kazakhstan has become the first Central Asian state to be elected to most important global political body of the UN.

«The Republic of Kazakhstan has its clearly verified priorities of work in the UN Security Council, set out in detail in the political message of the Head of State. For the first, these are the traditional directions of foreign policy activity: renunciation of nuclear weapons, from resolving conflicts by force, strengthening of integration processes, encouraging dialogue between civilizations and religions, countering terrorism, and etc.» - noted in his speech Ashikbayev Yerzhan.

On October 5, 1992 the agreement between the President Nazarbayev N.A. and the UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali was signed. United Nations began the work in Kazakhstan in 1993. For quarter of the century the cooperation for peace found real outlines, special indicators.

The first Minister for Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Suleymenov Tuleutay shared with memories of the busy days of preparation of documents for joining in the UN: «To become a full member of the international community, need to be a member of the UN, the most authoritative international organization. Peace, security, cooperation, disarmament are the vectors that we defined for ourselves at the dawn of independence».

 In his speech the Coordinator of Central Asia and the chief of mission of International organization for migration in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan Mr. Deyan Kesserovich noted: «Kazakhstan has a great authority in the world as a country that voluntarily renounced the world's fourth largest nuclear arsenal in the world. On August 29 declared an international day of action against nuclear weapons by a special decision of the UN».

In 25 years of Kazakhstan’s participation in multidimensional activity of the UN and the structural divisions of the organization, the republic has made a notable contribution to ensuring global security, having refused a nuclear arsenal, actively advancing the ideas of reduction and non-proliferation of nuclear weapon.

At the opening ceremony of the exhibition took part the deputies of Parliament of Kazakhstan, the representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan, the representatives of the embassies accredited in Kazakhstan, the famous scientist, art public figures etc.

The materials of the exhibition «Kazakhstan and UN: cooperation for peace» include the archival documents, photos and diplomatic gifts which illustrate 25-year history of constructive and fruitful activity of Kazakhstan as a part of the United Nations. The exhibition «Kazakhstan and UN: cooperation for peace» will be till September 1, 2017.



On February 28, 2017 the contemporary of the Leader of the Nation N.A. Nazarbayev, a inhabitant of the Almaty region of the village Ushkonyr – Baubekova Alfiya Bagabievna visited the Library of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – the Leader of the Nation. During the visit she was acquainted with the museum expositions and shared memories about school and youth years of N.A. Nazarbayev. She talked about the childhood of the Head of State held in the Ushkonyr tract, Nursultan Abishevich was one of the first in the class joined to the pioneers and in the ranks of the "Young Naturalists" among the most distinguished young people received the medal of the All-Union Agricultural Exhibition in Moscow in 1956. Alfia Bagabievna remembered N.A. Nazarbayeva's parents – cheerful disposition and creative skills of Alzhan apay, and also with special trepidation and excitement told about the hardworking and modest Abish Ata.

According to her story, during the war years many deported migrants of different nationalities arrived in the village of Chemolgan. Not of their choosing Caucasian ethnic groups bereft of homes and homeland settled in this village. The inhabitants of Chemolgan, including the Nazarbayev family, demonstrated charity and humanity in relation to the deported. Abish Nazarbayev built houses for immigrants, together with local residents. The letter of the representative of the Balkarian nationality Sharafutdin Mullaev, entitled "Kindness isn’t forgotten" was confirmation to what Alfiya apay said. Hero of Socialist Labor, citizen of the Kabardino-Balkarian Republic Sharafutdin Mullaev in his letter to the Head of State writes: «I wouldn’t want to see a single people of those losses, sufferings and humiliations that fell a lot of the balkar people, during the years of stalinist repression and lawlessness. During the war years, when the country of the Soviets was fighting against with the german-fascist invaders, my people were evicted to Central Asia and Kazakhstan overnight. A lot of old people and children died on the way, even more – from climate change, hunger – in places of resettlement. Our happiness, that we and several of our families were settled in Chemolgan of Kaskelen district of Alma-Ata region. We will never forget, the charity and humanity showed to us the inhabitants of this village. Many of us would have starved to death if it weren’t such people as Abish Nazarbayev. Abish Nazarbayev worked on the collective farm as a foreman, head of the farm all those 13 years that lived in the village of Chemolgan. He helped us as much as he could, treated us like a close people. In addition, he was a talented person, in a short time he learned the balkar language. Working under his leadership, we have always performed job assignments in good faith, trying in every possible way to repay for kindness.

On behalf of the balkars who lived during the resettlement in the Kaskelen district I warmly welcome and congratulate President Nursultan Abishevich Nazarbayev on his election to high government posts. Sharafutdin Yakubovich Mullaev. Nalchik. August, 1990.».

(The original letter in the russian version is stored in the Personal Archive of the Head of State).



Opening ceremony of the exhibition «Olympic movement» at the Library of the First President of Kazakhstan – Leader of the Nation

On March 2, 2017 at 5.00 pm. in the Library of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Leader of the Nation (building of Museum) will take place solemn opening of the exhibition «Olympic movement» and the ceremony of cancellation of postage stamps, dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the National Olympic committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan. «Olympic movement» exhibition is organized within the partner project of the Library and opens a series of the events devoted to the 25th anniversary of NOC of RK.
The executive director of the Library of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Leader of the Nation Zhumabekov Beisembay Kuanyshevich in hes speech noted: «This year is full of significant dates and events. We opened the exhibition dedicated to the 20th anniversary of moving of the capital to Astana only two weeks ago. Today’s exhibition devoted to the significant date – the 25th anniversary of the national Olympic movement in Kazakhstan. The Head of State N. Nazarbayev has put a great challenge before our athletes from the first days of independence. Today, us know all over the world thanks to our athletes. Kazakhstan takes part in all the Olympic Games. Today, I would like to commend to our athletes, who won the first medal at the beginning of our independence. We are always proud of our athletes. This exhibition shows where we started and what we have achieved».
The development of sport in the Republic of Kazakhstan – one of the most important areas of state policy. Abulgazin Daniyar Rustemovich – Secretary General of the NOC of the Republic of Kazakhstan in his speech, noted: «This year, the NOC of RK are celebrating the landmark date - the 25th anniversary. Planned series of festive events. We invite foreign guests - participants of the Olympic movement, our Kazakhstan veterans. For the first, I would like to commend to chief staff of the Library of the First President of RK – Leader of the Nation for the opportunity to open this exhibition. We noted for ourselves that a lot of children visiting the Museum of Library. It is very gratifying. This will be a great contribution to the popularization of Kazakhstan sport, the Olympic movement».
«Legend» of Kazakhstan sport Ushkempirov Zhaksylyk in his speech addressed parting words to future athletes – pupils of sport school: «With independence grew many of young talented athletes. For example, here present Bakhtiar Artaev, Guzel Manyurova the young should take an example from them».
Sport and sports achievements are integral part of the world civilization and culture.  Sports development in the Republic of Kazakhstan – is one of the most important directions of the state policy. The professional sport has promptly begun to develop after gaining independence. In 1992 our country was admitted as the 192 member of the International Olympic Committee and since that time became the independent subject of the Olympic movement, participating in competitions under own flag and with own anthem. The special merit in sports achievements of Kazakhstan athletes belongs to the National Olympic Committee of Kazakhstan.
 For the first time at «Olympic movement» exhibition will be presented a large collection of sports trophies of Kazakhstan champions, things and archival materials from the personal collections of the Presidents of the National Olympic Committee. They show the history of sports achievements of Kazakhstan in 25 years. The chronology of significant sports victories will be presented consistently, through unique objects which were carefully collected and saved by all presidents of NOC of RK: A. S. Akpayev (1992-2002), T. K. Dosymbetov (2002-2006), T. M. Dosmukhambetov (2006-2015), T.A.Kulibayev (since 2015).
At the opening ceremony of the exhibition will take part such famous athletes of our country as Zhaksylyk Ushkempirov, Guzel Manyurova, Bakhtiyar Artayev, etc.
Olympic champion Bakhtiyar Artayev shared with impressions from the exhibition: «Of course, this exhibition, very important. At the residence, where worked the Head of the state, presented sports medals, trophies, awards are important for athletes. This is very important because, guests from different countries, from different regions of our country are introduced to our history, our achievements».
Exhibition’s interactive areas provide an opportunity to make the original photos with favorite athletes. The materials of the exhibition will let not only to get acquainted in detail with the history of famous victories of Kazakhstan athletes in the sports Olympus, but also to be inspired to the new achievements.

«Olympic movement» exhibition will be till May 2, 2017


On February 17, 2017 in the building of the Museum of the Library of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Leader of the Nation took place opening of new exposition «Astana is a symbol of unity and independence of Kazakhstan», dedicated to the 20th anniversary of moving the capital from Almaty to Astana. A specific point is that the exposition is placed in «Golden» hall of the first residence of the President in Astana. In 1998 in this hall Kisho Kurokawa the winner of the international opened competition of the design-idea of Astana construction presented his project. The general layout of the city was also approved in this hall.   
The exposition «Astana is a symbol of unity and independence of Kazakhstan» is a result of a complex research of formation and development history of the capital on the basis of the materials analysis of the museum collection, gathering work of the employees. The Library of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Leader of the Nation has necessary source study base: museum collections include the things reflecting events and processes of the independence period, their participant and initiator was directly N. A. Nazarbayev; the archive contains the unique documents reflecting political will of the Head of state.
The deputy director of the Library of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Leader of the Nation Aktayeva Kulyaysha Kabdualievna in her speech noted:
«Astana became pride of new Kazakhstan, a symbol of the statement of the national idea and unification of the country, a symbol of the state success and political will of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Leader of the Nation N. A. Nazarbayev. The strategic initiative of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Leader of the Nation Nursultan Nazarbayev about moving of the capital from Almaty to Akmola became fatal in the contemporary history of the republic».

The deputy akim of Astana Amanshaev Ermek Amirkhanovich emphasized the importance of the new exhibition:

«Today Astana is a mega-project of the First President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, and it was implemented in a very short period of time. People from different regions of Kazakhstan and foreign countries, different generations come to the capital every day and get acquainted with the history of Astana. This exhibition will tell the tourists about the history of Astana as a symbol of new Kazakhstan».

Kazantsev Pavel Olegovich is a deputy of Mazhilis of the Parliament of Kazakhstan. In 1995 - 1997 he was a deputy akim and worked with the questions of moving of the capital. In his speech he noted:
«The opening of this exhibition has stirred the memories of those years, when we were directly involved with problems of improvement of the capital. Years have been passed but what the exhibition recalled me to those events when we had involved in a large project of the First President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev to build a new capital. It’s symbolic that the exhibition was opened during the public discussion of the address of the President to people of Kazakhstan and the constitutional reforms initiated by the Leader of the Nation».
The deputies of Mazhilis of the Parliament of Kazakhstan, the representatives of the embassies accredited in Kazakhstan, public and state persons took part at the opening ceremony.

It is possible to separate photo and traditional documents among documentary sources – the speeches of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan N. A. Nazarbayev at the celebrations devoted to the presentation of Astana and Day of the capital, at the presentation and opening of objects of the new capital, at the meetings on development and construction of Astana, the notebooks with working records to the meetings on questions of moving of the capital, the interviews to mass media, the shorthand reports of press conferences. Very interesting are the congratulatory addresses from the heads of the foreign states on the occasion of the presentation of the new capital of Kazakhstan – Astana, etc. In the museum collection are stored the sketches of important objects of Astana made by N. A. Nazarbayev; the public awards testifying to the President's contribution to formation of the new capital; the souvenir compositions narrating about growth rates of Astana.
The new exposition consists of four thematic sections: «Moving of the capital of Kazakhstan from Almaty to Akmola is an important component of system reforms for modernization of Kazakhstan»; «N. A. Nazarbayev's role in formation and development of Astana»; «Social and economic development of Astana»; «International image of the capital of Kazakhstan». The basic exposition is preceded by information selection about the previous capitals of Kazakhstan. A visitor can get acquainted with unique archival materials and exhibits, and he has an opportunity to get acquainted consistently with an eventful, amazing history of Astana for last 20 years.
Especially for the opening ceremony in the large exhibition hall is presented a collection of decorative-applied arts and paintings from the museum's collection of the Library as a small dedication for Astana. The works of Toleugazy Baigaliev a member of the Union of Artists of Kazakhstan and his students from «Baigaliev» art studio are presented in the small exhibition hall.
The visitors of the Museum of the Library of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Leader of the Nation will have a unique opportunity to compare the history of formation of the capital of the Republic of Kazakhstan with the place of direct adoption of epoch-making decisions in interiors of the first Residence of the President of independent Kazakhstan.


On February 3, 2017 in the building of the Museum of the Library of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Leader of the Nation (11, Beybitshilik str.) took place opening of the jubilee personal exhibition «Native Land» of Marat Tuksaitov, a painter, member of the Union of artists of Kazakhstan, honored worker of Kazakhstan, academician of Arts Academy of Kazakhstan.
Tuksaitov Marat Tolegenovich was born on January 4, 1947 in the village of Novo-Troitsk of Karabalyk district of Kostanay region. After graduation the Alma-Ata art college named after N.V. Gogol in 1968, he worked in Tselinograd art workshops, taking an active participation in various city, regional, republican exhibitions of art works. Since 1977 he is a member of the Union of artists of Kazakhstan. In the period from 2000 to 2004 he was chairman of the Union of artists of Astana, at present time – he is a deputy chairman of the Union of artists of Astana.
Marat Tolegenovich is a master of his profession, it is evidenced by the numerous facts of recognition of his artistic achievements. The honorary title «Honored worker of Kazakhstan» was awarded M.T. Tuksaitov in 2005. In 2006 he became an academician of the Arts Academy of the Republic of Kazakhstan. A gold badge is the highest award, established by the Union of artists of Kazakhstan and it was awarded Marat Tuksaitov in 2011. «Kurmet» order was awarded the artist in 2015.
In her speech the deputy director of the Library of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Aktayeva Kulyaysha Kabdualiyevna noted:
«The exposition with works of various years is opened on the eve of significant date – the 70th anniversary of Marat Tulegenovich. The pictorial world of the artist created for half a century attracts and bewitches. In Marat Tuksaitov's works is revealed the identity of the artist-lyrist boundlessly liking and singing his native country».
In turn Marat Tolegenovich in his speech noted: «My exhibition is devoted to my small homeland - the Kostanay region, Karabalyksky district, my village. I devote the works to my native village where I was born, took the first steps, for the first time got in my hand a pencil. I became an artist thanks to my first teacher and I devote my works to him.
Most of our Kazakhstan citizens – known or unknown, were born in the village. It is my message: remember that place where you were born and as far as possible take care of your small homeland. It is a purpose of my exhibition, its main subject».
Marat Tolegenovich works, mainly, in portrait and landscape genres. In works of the master the special relation to the native land, ability to see beauty in daily rural life is felt. The author notices and shows in details warm feelings of native home which known and kept in memory of everyone. The main quality of the artist is reliability in showing of images, moods, atmosphere of time and place. Especially this ability is shown in landscapes of the different seasons capable "to move" a viewer to the space. All pictures of the artist have a special love, conception and compassion which can be felt only in relation to the native land. The guests of the exhibition «Native Land» can satisfy themselves in it. At the exhibition are presented more than 40 works of the master.
The exhibition «Native Land» will be till February 10, 2017.



On January 31, 2017 at the initiative of the head of the cultural and informative association "Kausar", the honored artist of Kazakhstan, professor Kenzhegali Myrzhykbay in L. N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University took place “Bula” exhibition of the art director of the Library of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Leader of the Nation, the member of the Union of artists of Kazakhstan Zhenis Kakenuly and the meeting-interview with the audience.
About twenty works of the artist from “Significs of racer” series, and also, the city landscapes, art and graphic pictures devoted to musical art were presented at the exhibition.
Usually the artists confined themselves to the vernissage, but this exhibition was continued with the interview.
The teachers and the staff of the university were very interested in the works.
This action is a fine illustration of creative cooperation of the representatives of fine and musical arts.



On January 25, 2017 in the building of the Museum of the Library of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Leader of the Nation (11, Beibitshilik str.) will take place opening of the personal exhibition «Way to yourself» of the master of decorative-applied art Zhurkabayeva Guldana. The exhibition is organized in the limits of the «Wings of hope» project to support creative youth.

In 2009 in the Museum of the First President of Kazakhstan within the regional exhibition project «Kazakhstan directed to the future» was organized «Cradle of national cultures» exhibition from the museum funds of the Kostanay region. The sculptors, artists and masters of decorative-applied art of the Kostanay region presented their works. Among them was also Guldana Zhurkabayeva. Guldana's works were attracted, diversified and many-sided. From that time the artist has been making about 150 creative works, she is known in foreign countries.

Guldana Zhurkabaeva was born on January 25, 1979 in the village Zhangeldy, of the Kustanay region. She graduated from the Torgay humanitarian college, then, in 2003, she graduated from the Kostanay humanitarian institute, and had specialty of designer. Guldana is a member of the Union of Artists of Astana, laureate of «Shabyt» premium of Kostanay Patrons Club. Her works participated in many republican and foreign exhibitions. On December 16, 2016 the artist won the first place in the International festival and arts competition which took place in the Republic of San Marino.

The deputy director of the Library of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Aktayeva Kulyaisha Kabdulovna in his speech noted: «Creative handwriting of Guldana Zhurkabaeva formed in a constant search of its author's credo. Appeal to the symbolic varieties of the nomads of the Great Steppe makes it possible to combine the seemingly incompatible things: paint, skin, skin».

In her speech Guldana noted: «Exhibition «Way to yourself» differs from other my exhibitions, because there are many oil paintings. For the first time I decided to disclose all variety of internal philosophy on canvases as it allows, and to draw all palette of my feelings. Every work is a history about myself, search of a truth which is absent. The way to life is more important, than an ultimate goal. The manifestation of thoughts for creation, infinity of life, ephemerality of feelings in the human relations - all these thoughts were embodied in my works, turning into the author's monologue.

The vision of the outside world not as others (disease of eyes) gives me the chance to look around absolutely newly. When focus and color show an image not standardly, they add uniqueness to works. My handicap (difficult diagnosis) for me is my advantage long ago».

At the exhibition «Way to yourself» will be presented more than 40 works made of leather and painted with acrylic colouring. The subjects of Totemizm and Shamanism are close and disturbing for many contemporaries. The artist makes sense of ancient symbols in her own way, and uses them in her works extensively. The works on the leathers and canvases «Scythian motives», «Steppe melody», «Sounds from the past», «Zodiac cycle» and many others are made by the author under impression of ancient drawings of mankind. Besides leather and acryle, the master widely uses various decorative elements. Among them are amber, coins, natural stones, beads, buttons, feathers, bones of animals.

The technique of the first works of the artist belongs to decorative-applied art. Silhouettes and symbols, proportions and plots of the ancient petroglyphs shout to one another with the natural, «wild» material. There are widely used fragments of leathers of various animals. Their raw fur, being a part of the general composition, shows an image of ancient messages.

Guldana Zhurkabayeva is an original artist. She is opening all new sides of her wide and unique talent for many years of her creativity. She is persistent in the achievement of goals, hard-working, honest. In the works of the master are surprising number of associations between past and present.

«Way to yourself» exhibition will be till February 20, 2017