The exhibition presents 56 paintings by 26 Uzbek artists from Alexander Nevgoda's personal collection, as well as nine Turkmen carpets and works by the winners of the Global Nomads Fashion Young Designers competition (Kazakhstan).
The opening of the exhibition was attended by the ambassadors of Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Austria, Israel, South Korea, the Netherlands, Poland, Tajikistan, Turkey and the head of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in Kazakhstan.
In his welcoming speech, ForteBank Communications Director Yerkin Uderbay noted that the gallery has become a significant point on the map of the cultural life of the capital.
"Today we are glad to introduce you to the fine arts of Uzbekistan, the applied arts of Turkmenistan, the national heritage of this country, the works of our domestic designers, young, but already established. It is very important to comprehend neighbors, to get to know neighbors, to communicate with them, including through the universal language of art," he concluded.
Leila Mahat, chairman of the curatorial council of the Kulanshi Center for Contemporary Art, said that today's exhibition shows an anthology of the development of the Uzbek school of painting over the past two centuries.
The exhibition will last until May 16.