Editor’s note: Sergey Chutkov, journalist and culture manager from Tajikistan, tells story of conflict between him and his former employer “Dushanbe Art Ground”. That story is a good illustration to a status of contemporary arts in Tajikistan.
A new exhibition called “Az Nawruz to Nawruz” is open to attend in the National Museum of Tajikistan. The main topic of the exhibition is “findings and acquisition ” that mean that museum exhibits everything that is purchased for the last year from the very moment of its opening at the time of last Nawruz celebration in 2013 to present year Nawruz.
Francophone week that has became traditional for Tajikistan is taking place in Dushanbe these days. The organizaer of the week is Bactria Cultural Centre.
A qualifying round of the international break dance competition Red Bull BC One Cypher was held in Dushanbe on March 29. It was long-expected and huge event for Tajik break dance community. Red Bull BC One started in 2004, and Tajikistan gets a chance to participate in it for the first time.
Loki, our blogger from Dushanbe, has visited Nowruz celebration at Ismaili Centre: special photo and video report
Editor’s note: a story by Olga Zavyalova, journalist based in Tajikistan
A charity event devoted to International World Down Syndrome Day was held in Dushanbe on March 23. This Day is observed on March 21 since 2006. In Tajikistan an event was organized for the first time.
This is how Nowruz was celebrated at Dushanbe racetrack – the main venue selebration venue of the country.
Not everybody knows, but the celebration of 8th of March as we used to it under the title “International women’s day” is not celebrated in Tajikistan since 2009.What we celebrate on 8th of March is called now, after the presidential decree “Mother’s day”. In this article I would like shortly recalled how we renamed the day, what we want to say by this action and what we finally have.
Book under the title Letters from Tajikistan has been produced in Dushanbe. In the foreword of the book it is written:
The book contains letters that presently live or was living in Tajikistan. The authors of the letters are the representatives of
different docial groups, believes, professions and age. The texts of the letters are presented in original format with the maintains of the style and
without editing. All the letters for specially provided for the book.
NewEurasia publishes original research of Tajik curator, art critic and manager Farukh Kuziev
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.