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Art Week Style.uz: true celebration or loads of kitsch?
Sunday, 20 Oct, 2013 – 16:28 | One Comment
Art Week Style.uz: true celebration or loads of kitsch?

Alex Ulko expressed his own opinion about the ArtWeek Style.uz project, which is organized by Gulnara Karimova, the eldest daughter of the Uzbekistan president

Festival Reformat 13. Part II
Friday, 4 Oct, 2013 – 10:05 | No Comment
Festival Reformat 13. Part II

The festival of video-art and experimental cinema REFORMAT 13 has risen a few questions about the perspectives of these genres in the region. One of the most important questions is still the same: what role does Orientalism play in the experimental cinema of the region?

Reformat 13: The Festival of Videoart in Bishkek. Part 1
Wednesday, 25 Sep, 2013 – 10:02 | No Comment
Reformat 13: The Festival of Videoart in Bishkek. Part 1

From 28 to 31 August, a cosy exhibition hall of the Artists’ Union of Kyrgyzstan hosted a small but representative and interesting festival of videoart from four Central Asian countries

Multiple identities in Central Asian art
Friday, 6 Sep, 2013 – 20:33 | No Comment
Multiple identities in Central Asian art

The relations between the multiple overlapping identities in Central Asia are complex and that means the end of the discourse of ‘the national art’, considers Alex Ulko

Central Asian Identity, Orientalism and Modern Art
Friday, 23 Aug, 2013 – 20:42 | No Comment
Central Asian Identity, Orientalism and Modern Art

Interesting research from Alex Ulko, which reveals the essence of identity of contemporary art in the region

Lazy Art. Part II
Saturday, 10 Aug, 2013 – 21:04 | No Comment
Lazy Art. Part II

It is not easy to define the logic and the objectives of the Lazy Art events that often edge on the grotesque and absurd. Ulan Japarov, one of the masterminds of the residence, said: ‘Lazy Art is very much like a break between classes at school’

Lazy Art 2013
Tuesday, 30 Jul, 2013 – 9:29 | One Comment
Lazy Art 2013

On 7-14 July 2013 the hospitable yurt camp of the Taijiquan Federation of Kyrgyzstan located on the picturesque southern shore of Issyk Kul, hosted the 5th anniversary event ‘Lazy Art’ which assembled a couple of …

Songs of Dark Fire by Zhyldyz Baizakova
Wednesday, 10 Jul, 2013 – 6:48 | No Comment
Songs of Dark Fire by Zhyldyz Baizakova

When I was asked to write a review of the collection of poems by Zhyldyz Baizakova called The Songs of the Dark Fire, I did not expect it to be an interesting and educating experience

NAS WHY? or can art be apolitical?
Friday, 28 Jun, 2013 – 19:31 | One Comment
NAS WHY? or can art be apolitical?

Tashkent art group “Nas Why?”, which we have already mentioned, has produced very loud scandal, so our special blogger Alex Ulko decided to write special story about them

A few words about contemporary Uzbek photography. Part VII. Mothers and daughters-in-law
Tuesday, 18 Jun, 2013 – 19:42 | 2 Comments
A few words about contemporary Uzbek photography. Part VII. Mothers and daughters-in-law

Alex Ulko presents works of Umida Akhmedova, one of the leading contemporary photographers from Uzbekistan