EXPO ASTANA 2017
EXPO 2017 is the most significant public art initiative realized by the Eurasian Cultural Alliance to this day. Its importance stems from its strong resonance with our system of values and its presentation of permanent large-scale sculptures in an accessible, public-friendly, urban environment of the world’s youngest capital Astana (it was renamed to Nursultan in 2019, but we prefer its previous name).
The top management of Astana EXPO 2017 commissioned the ambitious public art project to serve as a tangible heritage following the event’s ending in autumn 2017. Four sculptures and three outdoor summer pavilions aim to address the issues of climate change, renewable energy, and the ongoing replacement of fossil fuels with wind, sun, and water energies.
Most importantly, these sculptures and public spaces formulate a genius loci of EXPO village, create an identity of the place and make it unique. Recognizable to people from all walks of life, from city planners to pedestrians, they enhance the overall socio-economics of the venue.