"At the Corner: City, Place, People"
The exhibition project Beginning, held at the former Tselinny cinema theatre is to be the
first event acquainting visitors with the new Center of Contemporary Culture, whose
opening is planned for 2020. The three parts of the project – architectural,
artistic and cinematic – are closely related to the history of the building and
the architectural context of the city.
One part of the project, entitled At the Corner: City, Place, People, is to be held in the space of the former
nightclub which was built into the Tselinny
building in the early 2000s, and is devoted to the contemporary art of Central
Asia. The exhibition, created by Aspan Gallery founder Meruyert Kaliyeva,
brings together contemporary artists of different generations and presents both
works already known to the public and specially created site-specific projects that
interact with the cinema space and explore the “urban fabric” of Almaty. Among the participants Yerbossyn Meldibekov, Yelena and Viktor Vorobyev, Rustam Khalfin, Alexander Ugay, Bakhyt Bubikanova and Nurbol Nurakhmet.