Culture and History
On November 18th Dushanbe Art Ground hosted a lecture “Social aspects of design. Word is nothing, image is everything” by Georgy Mamedov (Bishkek). The event was organized in the frame of the European Week in Tajikistan. The event gathered journalists, designers, bloggers, artists, art critirs and students.
Photo exhibition on violence against women “Don’t be afraid, don’t be silent” was held between 22-24th November 2013 at one of the shopping malls of Bishkek.
The second Open Central Asia Book Forum & Literature Festival was held between 7-11th November 2013 in both London and Cambridge. Following on from the first event, held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, in 2012, the organisers focused on bringing the works of Central Asian authors and illustrators to the UK to give local audiences a taste of the talent that is emanating from the region.
NewEurasia continue to publish series of best articles of our Kazakhstan workshop students. Previous story you can find here. And today we are present work “Cross cultural seasons” by Asem Ryspaeva.
( “The Onion” – Video perfomance by Marina Abramovich)
On November 17, Dushanbe Art Ground Center has hosted a screening-lecture “Perfomance – art in action” by Faruh Kuziev. The lecture was conducted under the rehashed DADA manifesto “Art is what you can make out of yourself” as opposed to what you can make with something else thereby converging action and image into one inextricable artistic whole.
The best rock festival in Central Asia - IlkhomRockFest, sounded like a thunder on 15 November in Tashkent!
In that day rock band “Origami wings” created special performance called ”Supersonic youth”.
Talented Kyrgyz citizens won prizes at the II Open Central Asia Book Forum and Literature Festival in the United Kingdom. Read the full story »
Since the beginning of November the American Film Market is held in Los Angeles, where the International Association of Kyrgyz citizens abroad, Kyrgyz Club, with a producer-screenwriter, Timur Cherikov, represents Kyrgyz films. Read the full story »
Dear readers, as you know, NewEurasia gave a successfull workshop in Kazakhstan, Almaty. You can read more about that event in special story by Chris Schwartz.
And now we want to introduce you the winner of our small competition, that we held during the workshop. Her name is Shakhnoza Basitova, she is young journalist from Almaty, student of Ablay Khan University. Her story “Dance with cookware” has got the highest marks from tutors of the workshop.
Last week, Sanjar and I gave a three-day workshop at Ablai Khan University (a.k.a., the Kazakh University of International Relations and World Languages named after Kazakh Ablai Khan, Абылай хан атындағы Қазақ Халықаралық Қатынастар және Әлем Тілдері Университеті). (We will soon begin publishing works by the best students here on NewEurasia.)