October 11, 2017 in the House of Friendship the presentation of the book "Art of the people of Kazakhstan" took place. This compilation was published under the program "Enhancing the competitiveness of the sphere of culture and art, preserving, exploring and popularizing Kazakhstan's cultural heritage and improving the efficiency of archival business", the subprogram "Acquisition, publication and dissemination of socially important literature" of the Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
It is not a secret for anyone that it is to learn all the best from other ethnic groups, to make it truly "our own", the ability to generously donate your knowledge that has developed over the centuries is an amazing feature of the Kazakh people. Today, this is the basis of the new spiritual quality of culture, including the artistic, which characterizes the state of contemporary art.
In the arts and crafts, the motifs of Kazakh masters are often repeated to varying degrees, or the forms and decorations are modified under the influence of new plastic themes and material features. But in them it would seem that the old and decades-old forgotten and revived pictorial principles are now being updated, filled with new content and new, but closely related to the old, meaning.
This colorful photo book is addressed to a wide range of readers and is written in Kazakh, Russian and English. It is also dedicated to the art of the people of Kazakhstan during the period of Independence. It features 132 Kazakhstani artists, sculptors and masters of decorative and applied art. Zhambyl region in the book was presented by 11 artists, including the chairman of the Union of Artists of the region Gulnara Kospakova, painter Vera Maikovich and other talented virtuosos.
The people of Kazakhstan live in an ancient country for a quarter of a century with a new content of life. Representatives of different ethnic groups who dedicated themselves to creativity, preserving their national identity, enrich the works with ideas derived from the treasury of Kazakh culture, which today have become for them truly their own.
Such books are rarely published, they are the fruit of the successful work of many people. At the end of the book, thanks to the editorial office for all who helped in the collection of materials for the book. In Zhambyl Oblast, the director of the Zhambyl regional museum of regional studies, Urtai Sapakova, junior researcher Laura Baitursynova and the methodologist of KGU "Kogamdyk kelisim" Vera Maikovich helped in the collection of material. It is expected that in the future the book "The Art of the People of Kazakhstan" will become a real encyclopedia for beginning artists, masters and creative people in general.