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
The festival of video-art and experimental cinema REFORMAT 13 has risen a few questions about the perspectives of these genres in the region. One of the most important questions is still the same: what role does Orientalism play in the experimental cinema of the region?
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
The relations between the multiple overlapping identities in Central Asia are complex and that means the end of the discourse of ‘the national art’, considers Alex Ulko
Interesting research from Alex Ulko, which reveals the essence of identity of contemporary art in the region
It is not easy to define the logic and the objectives of the Lazy Art events that often edge on the grotesque and absurd. Ulan Japarov, one of the masterminds of the residence, said: ‘Lazy Art is very much like a break between classes at school’
On 7-14 July 2013 the hospitable yurt camp of the Taijiquan Federation of Kyrgyzstan located on the picturesque southern shore of Issyk Kul, hosted the 5th anniversary event ‘Lazy Art’ which assembled a couple of dozens of Central Asian contemporary artists and curators.
When I was asked to write a review of the collection of poems by Zhyldyz Baizakova called The Songs of the Dark Fire, I did not expect it to be an interesting and educating experience
Tashkent art group “Nas Why?”, which we have already mentioned, has produced very loud scandal, so our special blogger Alex Ulko decided to write special story about them
Alex Ulko presents works of Umida Akhmedova, one of the leading contemporary photographers from Uzbekistan
The age of digital photography has been characterised by a few well-documented and often discussed phenomena such as a wide access to hi-tech equipment, ‘visual turn’, the role of social networks and so on