The launch of the new digital platform Qazart.com
27th of June, 2019 at the Event Hall of Forum Almaty
Qazart.com is an ongoing initiative that aims to form a user-friendly, centralized online platform that will be featuring portfolios, publications and archives of contemporary artists from Kazakhstan. The mission of this open-source is to help curators, activists, collectors, and scholars to get familiar with the current cultural agenda in the region by presenting artworks of the most active members of the artistic communities from Almaty, Astana, Shymkent, and other cities. While the content of the website is generated through certain parameters and has passed the selection process we aim to maintain maximal diversity and to provide the opportunity for artists from all generations and backgrounds to be heard. The platform strives to support artists financially and encourage visitors to explore as well as to collect, while also displaying significant artworks from private and public collections on view for archival purposes only.
We believe that contemporary art from Kazakhstan can and should be present in the world`s most renowned public and private collections. Partly, because of the rich and complex history of the region and the cultural importance of the identities that co-exist here such as Nomadic, Post-Soviet, Post-Colonial and Islamic. Secondly, due to the natural and organic growth of the emerging art markets where Kazakhstan and, more broadly, Central Asia, can be as significant as Chinese Avant-Garde, African Contemporary and Latin American contemporary art.