The committee of the Open Central Asia Book Forum and Literature Festival 2013, which was held in the UK between 7-11 November 2013 announced the winners of it’s three categories: Literature, Translation and Illustration
NewEurasia presents a new contributor: Rustam Rasulov, M.Litt in Central Asian Security Studies from the University of St Andrews in Scotland and MA in Political Science from the OSCE Academy in Kyrgyzstan. Now Rustam research on Environmental Security and its links in Central Asia at the Centre on Water Law, Policy and Science at the University of Dundee in Scotland. On October 10, 2013 United Nations Security Council extended the mandate of International Security Assistance Force’s presence in Afghanistan throughout the end of 2014 saying “the situation in the country still constitutes a threat to international peace and security”. What happens once…
Central Asia’s largest blogging platform NewEurasia.net invites bloggers and journalists from Almaty to participate in the free workshop
A conference WINTER: Poetics and Politics is presently taking place in Almaty (Kazakhstan)
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’
The talents of a young Kazakh singer were recognized, and awarded with high esteem, at the International Festival of Arts ‘Slavianski Bazaar 2013.’ The event, which saw the attendance of many Eurovision stars, was held from July 11th – 15th in Vitebsk, Belarus. esctoday.com tells that 18 concerts were held in total on stage at Vitebsk’s Summer Amphitheater, and those who performed the concerts, came from countries far and wide: Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania and more.
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.
In early July 2013, the Turkish city of Eskişehir hosted the ‘Days of Turkmenistan Culture’ event.