( “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.
On November 2nd, 2013 Dushanbe Cinema house has hosted concert of masters of folk music of mountainous regions of Tajikistan. The concert has become the final event of the project “Promotion and preservation of the music heritage of the mountainous regions of Tajikistan” realized by Cultural Centre “Asha” (Dushanbe) and supported by The Christensen Fund.
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This video is a trailer of documentary film “”Gurguli. Born into the grave”.
In one of the previous posts I have already mentioned the media fellowship of Dushanbe based Bactria Cultural Centre. The fellowship is taking place from January to November 2013, and has an aim to give theoretical and practical knowledge on documentary films production to local young people.
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.
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.
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).
Fair – Exhibition og Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China (XUAR) opened on September 27 in the Dushanbe. Title of the exhibition is impressive but what was exhibited and sold was not the most recent and high-quality achievements of science, culture and industry of China. More information is here, and I post photo reportage.
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 »
“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.