Culture and History
The second part of the original research. You can find the first part there. Author: Tajik curator, art critic and manager Farukh Kuziev.
NewEurasia publishes original research of Tajik curator, art critic and manager Farukh Kuziev (in two parts)
The goal of this critical analysis is to evaluate the phenomenon that has been widely discussed and yet has hardly ever taken place in Tajikistan. Contemporary art in Tajikistan will be discusses here not from the aesthetic point of view, but more in terms of the cultural policies on which it is contingent. The main actors of these policies are curators and art managers. This article will also attempt to draw the line between processes in culture and other sociopolitical tendencies in Tajikistan. I will present opinions and facts as an insider who has been involved in this sector for the last 7 years. I will also bring examples of specific contemporary art institutions such as Dushanbe Art Ground, where I worked for 3 years.
While “Novellazia” contest for Central Asian writers continues, the first translation of “The Odyssey” in Uzbek was published in Uzbekistan.
From February 22 to March 14 a unique exhibition “Japanese dolls” is held at the Kyrgyz National Museum of Fine Arts named after G. Aitiev. Organizer of the event is the Japanese Embassy in the Kyrgyz Republic.
On February 26th National museum of Tajikistan has hosted a“virtual” excursion devoted to live and art of famous Russian painter Ivan Ivanovich Shishkin. The facebook page of the museum informed that the original of one of the Shishkin’s works will be exhibited during the virtual excursion.
The working process on a monument to the People’s Artist of the USSR, a movie actor and artist Suimenkul Chokmorov is going at full drive in the capital of Kyrgyzstan. It is planned to open the monument this fall for the 75th anniversary of the deceased artist. Work on the future monument is going already the third year in a rented room of one of the Bishkek schools.
On March 1 Tashkent will held two interesting cultural events that we recommend to visit to our readers. “Ilkhom” theater will open its doors for a concert of rock band “Metod Tika” and gallery “Art’n'Fact” will start an exhibition “Myths and Legends of the East” by Alexander Barkovsky.
I have already written about forum theatre (theatre of oppressed) training that took place in Dushanbe in 2013. And now in 2014 that initial initiative is getting its development.
On February 16, an International Festival of cultures Global Village, organized by the AIESEC Youth Organization, was held in the shopping center “Bishkek Park”.
Dushanbe Ethno-Jazz Festival 2014 was announced in Tajikistan. The festival has become traditional for Dushanbe since 2009. The event possible thanks to Swiss cooperation office n Tajikistan, Bactria Cultural centre and Tajik national conservatory after T. Sattorov.