Culture and History
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 (Turkmenistan being the usual exception). The festival REFORMAT 13 gathered a group of curators, artists and film-makers who to some extent could be regarded as representatives of avant-garde as opposed to mainstream art, but the films shown at the festival demonstrated different degrees of non-conformism. Read the full story »
Street Festival was successfully held on one of the central streets of Bishkek. On September 22 the second KG Street Fest Pedestrian Paradise pleased residents and guests of the capital with a bright show program, a big trade fair of various products, and the training programs for children. The main purpose of the event is to popularize the rights of pedestrians and to promote a safe traffic on the roads of Kyrgyzstan. This year the Festival was held under the slogan “Move in the rhythm of a green city!”
“Second international charity food Festival” took place in Dushanbe on September 21, 2013. The organizer of the Festival are the Ministry of the foregn affairs of Tajikistan and Embassadors club. Different diplomatic missions and international organizations based in Tajikistan presented their cuisine.
International Festival of Documentary Films on human rights Bir Duino Kyrgyzstan-2013 is taking place in Bishkek. The event is held in Kyrgyzstan for the seventh time. Every year it covers the problems of people in different countries through the short documentaries. Read the full story »
On August 21st , 2013, Russian Drama Theatre named after Vladimir Mayakovsky held a show by American hip-hop group “Havikaro” and DJ Joe B. The guests were good but I was more surprised by local dancers that performed on the same stage . Watch the video from the show.
September 20, ahead of the weekend, the first Festival of Paints was held in Bishkek. Large-scale social event is the idea of the Responsible Consumption Foundation, which conducts various researches in order to identify critical needs of the population, and implements the social projects. The aim of the colorful Festival is to display an active citizenship role, and to develop the spirit of solidarity and unity of the people.
NewEurasia’s stringer surprisingly has discovered the incredible Uzbek Street Circus during his trip in Surkhandarya region.
Almaty has hosted the exhibition “Kidnapping of Europe” during IV International Festival of Contemporary Art ARTBAT FEST-2013. Organizers and authors proclaimed, that this project is attempt to re-think european art with fresh minds of Kazakh artists.
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Publishing house Hertfordshire Press with the support of HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation has hosted the national book launch of Kyrgyz writer Rakhim Karimov in Bishkek. Read the full story »