Major Negotiated Project Exhibition at Central Exhibition Hall of National Museum of Arts of the Republic of Kazakhstan named after A. Kasteev.

Almaty, Kazakhstan – The Department of Art and Design launched an exhibition for the Major Negotiated Project (MNP) at the Central Exhibition Hall of the National Museum of Arts of the Republic of Kazakhstan named after A. Kasteev. The exhibition is open to the public from June 1st to June 7th, 2024.

This year’s exhibition, serves as a capstone project for students completing their IYZ Art & Design year. The MNP is comparable to a small diploma project and spans 10 weeks, aligning with standard final projects in International Foundation in Art & Design programs globally. This year’s exhibition explores themes such as “The City – Almaty,” “Stories that People Tell,” and “Deconstruction & Reconstruction,” all interconnected under the central theme of connections.

The IYZ Exhibition represents a crucial milestone for DMUK Foundation Art & Design students. It symbolizes the culmination of their hard work and creative exploration throughout the academic year. This event provides a valuable platform for students to showcase their skills, creativity, and personal growth, highlighting their readiness to progress to undergraduate studies. Hosting the exhibition at the prestigious Kasteev Museum’s Central Exhibition Hall in the city center is an incredible opportunity for the students to engage with Almaty’s major art scene and network with prominent figures in the industry.

Students were selected for the exhibition based on the conceptual strength of their projects, with priority given to those who adhered to all internal deadlines. This year, 24 students exhibiting their works, each bringing unique perspectives and creative expressions to the showcase.

DMUK expresses gratutude to participating students – Anastassiya Pestrikova, Ameliya Ruzuddinova, Alina Ukibayeva, Ruslan Kuvatov, Aidana Bakhytbek, Dariga Alibekova, Dariya Turekhanova, Tomiris Karakulova, Mariyam Kurmanova (Marlen), Nuray Suleiman, Aldiyar Salimov, Afina Adel, Dana Shagirova, Aruzhan Zhaxylykova, Maxim Kim, Almina Chimbayeva, Kira Spirina (Zhenya), Talgat Antsitbayev, Aizhan Baimuldinova, Aida Oralbekova, Darya Ten (Dasha), Dariga Sagitova (Dari), Vladimir Kim, Dalida Nauanova (Dali).

Emili Monica Ramilison, the Art and Design Programme lead, emphasizes the independent nature of the students’ work on this project, with guidance from the academic team. This approach allows students to test their ability to organize themselves effectively and navigate all steps of the design process independently. Ms. Ramilison notes that many projects this year lean more towards art rather than design, showcasing the diverse ways students have responded to the MNP topics.

The IYZ Exhibition is a testament to the dedication and talent of DMUK students. It not only celebrates their achievements but also provides them with invaluable experience in presenting their work to a broader audience. This event is a crucial stepping stone in their academic and professional journey, preparing them for future success in the art and design field.

For more information, please visit the Central Exhibition Hall of National Museum of Arts of the Republic of Kazakhstan named after A. Kasteev or contact the Department of Art and Design.

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