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Festival of contemporary art “Artbat Fest” will be held from August 28 to September 29 in Almaty.

Festival of contemporary art “Artbat Fest” will be held from August 28 to September 29 in Almaty. Project mainly focuses on public and urban art. Artists from Kazakhstan, UK, Germany, France, the Netherlands will create sculptures and installations in the center of Almaty. This was reported in the press release of the "Eurasian Cultural Alliance".

As planned by the curator of the exhibition, international art expert Christina Steinbrecher-Pfandt, the art under the sky should affect the environment and people.

The objective for each artist was the improvement of the area given for his/her project. There are many interactive installations: it is possibleto sit, lie down on them. Long time residents of the city were in the cars due to safety reasons, but now they go to the parks and are willing to communicate openly.

Originally, the festival was conceived as a way to make Arbat pedestrian area more popular in Almaty. But later it became clear that the event can grow to an international level and to become a significant event in the field of contemporary art, not only in Kazakhstan but also in Central Asia.

The festival takes place for the fifth time, but the first time on an international level. The central event will be the opening exhibition of outdoor installations from Jibek Joly streetto Republic Square.

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