Culture and History
Bactria Cultural Center, in collaboration with the Embassy of Japan in the Republic of Tajikistan, has organized an ikebana presentation and kimono fashion show on Sunday 20th, October. This event celebrating Japanese culture was held at Ismaili Center, Dushanbe.
For two years in different parts of Kyrgyzstan the production of a historical film Kurmanjan Datka is running under the direction of Sadyk Sher-Niyaz. Read the full story »
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
Concert Portraits in Jazz was held on October 10 in the Kyrgyz National Philharmonic named after T. Satylganov in Bishkek. Queen of American jazz Sharon Clark and the quartet of Alexei Cheremizov from St. Petersburg (Russia) visited Kyrgyzstan for the first time. Read the full story »
Bakyt Jakypov, a young singer from Kyrgyzstan, who is absolutely sightless, but very talented, won the Grand Prix of the International Contest of Romance in Kazakhstan. Read the full story »
On October 2-3, 2013 a new season of cultural and educational events has opened in famous Dushanbe Art Ground. The season was opened with the screening of two documentaries: Culture of Resistance and The Suffering Grasses by U.S. and Brazilian director Iara Lee.
The 7th season of popular rock festival “IlkhomRockFest” was opened on 5 October in Tashkent .
The bright rock-n-roll show, which was staged by BeKind band, has turned the stage of the theater “Ilkhom” to a real madhouse.
Almaty: 4-6 November 2013
“Bringing Central Asia’s Culture and History into the Global Market of Journalism”
Central Asia’s largest blogging platform NewEurasia.net invites bloggers and journalists from Almaty to participate in the free workshop, “Bringing Central Asia’s Culture and History into the Global Market of Journalism”. We are inviting professional journalist, amateurs, students, bloggers, and civil society activists.
A conference WINTER: Poetics and Politics that is the concluding conference organized within the framework of the Central Asian Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale is presently taking place in Almaty (Kazakhstan).
The festival of video-art and experimental cinema REFORMAT 13 has risen a few questions about the perspectives of these genres in the region. As I have already written in the first part of this article, the domination of documentary or documentary-based cinema can be explained by a number of reasons. However, one of the most important questions is still the same: what role does Orientalism play in the experimental cinema of the region? Is there a need to challenge orientalist perceptions and tendencies in art or should it be regarded as an essential part of the local artistic mentality?