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Art in a Post-Oil World

BY LESLEY AN GRAY

Alternative funding models for a booming art scene in Kazakhstan

Opening of the exhibition “Symbiosis” in Almaty’s Botanical Garden, as part of Artbat Fest 7, “City in Motion,” 2016. 

Photo by Theo Frost and Anna Assonova. Courtesy Eurasian Cultural Alliance, Almaty. 

Is culture a viable alternative to oil as a driver of economic growth? This is a question being mulled over by many of the oil-rich nations around the world that have based their futures on historically high oil prices over the past decade. These…

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