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Unseen Picasso letter -- with doodles -- on display in France
Unseen Picasso letter -- with doodles -- on display in France

A previously unseen letter written by Pablo Picasso, complete with sketches, has gone on display in western France.

Unseen Picasso letter -- with doodles -- on display in France
Photo ©artbat.kz
ArbatFest-2014: From public art to visual library

For the fifth year artists, musicians and actors from Kazakhstan and abroad transform Almaty into a magical and mysterious realm of art and wonder.

ArbatFest-2014: From public art to visual library
Russian Communist park restored amid wave of nostalgia
Russian Communist park restored amid wave of nostalgia

A giant Moscow complex extolling the days of the old planned economy has been restored amid a wave of nostalgia for Russia's past.

Russian Communist park restored amid wave of nostalgia
News flush: Japanese toilet exhibition making a splash
News flush: Japanese toilet exhibition making a splash

In a country known for its high-tech 'smart loos', a Japanese exhibition dedicated to what gets flushed down them and featuring a giant toilet slide is making a splash in Tokyo.

News flush: Japanese toilet exhibition making a splash
Photo ©Marat Abilov
Kazakhstan to launch 75 new air routes within 6 years

Kazakhstan is going to launch 75 new international air routes by 2020.

Kazakhstan to launch 75 new air routes within 6 years
Taiwan Japan museum row solved
Taiwan Japan museum row solved

A row between Tokyo and Taipei over the loan of a host of treasured artefacts to Japan has been solved, Taiwanese officials said, with the exhibition set to open on schedule.

Taiwan Japan museum row solved
©Alisher Akhmetov
We are together: Almaty Motor Fest 2014

Almaty Motor Fest exhibition was held in Almaty on June 15, 2014.

We are together: Almaty Motor Fest 2014
Banksy retrospective going on show in London
Banksy retrospective going on show in London

The first -- and unauthorised -- retrospective exhibition of works by the elusive British graffiti artist Banksy is going on show in London next week ahead of a major auction sale.

Banksy retrospective going on show in London
Photo courtesy of dochara.com
China museum closed over fake exhibits

A Chinese museum has been ordered to close after thousands of its historical exhibits were found to be fake, state-run media said on Thursday.

China museum closed over fake exhibits
Photo courtesy of airspot.ru
Astana Airport closes down on May 22-25

The Astana airport will not be servicing incoming or outgoing passenger flights on May 22-25 because of the KADEX-2014.

Astana Airport closes down on May 22-25
Mirbolat Ayupov. ©Turar Kazangapov
Internet penetration at 70% in Kazakhstan: ASTEX-2014 in Astana

Astana is hosting the international conference and exhibition ASTEX-2014 on May 19-20, 2014.

Internet penetration at 70% in Kazakhstan: ASTEX-2014 in Astana
 ©Turar Kazangapov
EXPO-2017 venues to be ready by December 2016

Construction of EXPO-2017 venues in Astana is expected to be completed by December 2016.

EXPO-2017 venues to be ready by December 2016
Museum takes painful look into 9/11 attacks
Museum takes painful look into 9/11 attacks

On the eve of the dedication of a museum commemorating the September 11, 2001 attacks, Charles Wolf made no secret of his apprehension at a site he associates with the death of his wife Katherine.

Museum takes painful look into 9/11 attacks
Photo courtesy of  kirov-v-mire.ru
9 days of Japanese Dolls exhibition in Astana

Japanese Dolls exhibition will take place at the First President Museum in Astana starting from May 21st.

9 days of Japanese Dolls exhibition in Astana
Photo courtesy of Baurbek Konyrov
Nazarbayev kickstarts construction of EXPO-2017 venue

President Nazarbayev has given a start to construction of the main EXPO-2017 exhibition venue near the Nazarbayev University in Astana.

Nazarbayev kickstarts construction of EXPO-2017 venue
London opens 'most beautiful' show of Matisse cut-outs
London opens 'most beautiful' show of Matisse cut-outs

London's Tate Modern will on Thursday open a blockbuster exhibition celebrating the cut-out works of French artist Henri Matisse, which made even Picasso jealous.

London opens 'most beautiful' show of Matisse cut-outs
©Reuters
President-turned-artist Bush tells of 'tense' Putin relations

Former US president George W. Bush said relations with Vladimir Putin grew "increasingly tense" during his White House years, as he unveiled his portraits of world leaders, including the Russian head of state.

President-turned-artist Bush tells of 'tense' Putin relations
Photo courtesy of astana.gov.kz
Exclusive collection of masks presented in Astana

An exhibition of the world's only mask collection, the World Exhibition of Masks (WEOM), is taking place at the Schoolchildren's Palace of Astana.

Exclusive collection of masks presented in Astana
So who's cool? US photo exhibit tackles the question
So who's cool? US photo exhibit tackles the question

So what is this thing called cool? A major photography exhibition that opens Friday at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington dares to tackle the question.

So who's cool? US photo exhibit tackles the question
Giacometti exhibit in Rome explores power of human body
Giacometti exhibit in Rome explores power of human body

The striking, skeletal forms of Swiss sculptor Alberto Giacometti are juxtaposed with corpulent neo-classical and baroque Italian masterpieces in a new exhibition in Rome exploring the evocative power of the human body.

Giacometti exhibit in Rome explores power of human body