UNICEF Uzbekistan jointly with the Rahimov’s Studio of Ceramics conducts The Clay Toy Festival dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). It will be held on October 17-19, 2014 by organizing a pottery workshop for students of kindergartens and schools of Tashkent City including children from vulnerable groups.
17-31 October, the UN Office in Kyrgyzstan holds exhibition in an unusual format. Works of Kyrgyz artists are presented at the exhibition with paintings made by the children with disabilities.
These days from 16th to 22nd of October the Fourth International Puppet Theatre Festival “Chadory Khayol” is taking place in Dushanbe. The festival will present performances by puppet theatres from Tajikistan, Iran, Turkey, France, Russia, Spain, Belorussia, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan.
In Central Asia, censorship of artistic activities or of public representations of their results by and large reflects the complexity of the society. It seems that censorship is too often seen either as a form of ruthless repression by the authorities of the freedom of creative expression or as an ethically justified measure against artists’ unacceptable attempts to trespass on forbidden ground. Thus the public views of censorship become polarised and only social anthropologists seem to have time to examine the mechanism of its functioning. .
This days Dushanbe city is celebrating its 90th anniversary. The mayor of the city has decided to initiated several events in the framework of the celebration of the anniversary. The big handicraft fair has become one of the events.
From today Tajik art and culture is radically shifting from the traditional forms to the contemporary practices with a strong aspect of the political artand social approach. The first temporarycontemporary art exhibition has opened in National Museum.
Most of the post-Soviet countries have one similar feature: internationality. People of different nationalities speak different languages, as well as learn other foreign languages. Kyrgyzstan is a perfect example of a country, where people from all over the world feel themselves curious about the local culture and try to become a part of it. Here you can meet Americans, British, Korean, Afghan, Indian, German people – a huge variety of different nationalities, who live, study, work or just travel in Kyrgyzstan.
In Bishkek, an exhibition “Beine” is held at the exhibition hall of the Union of Artists named after Semyon Chuikov. 18 young artists and sculptors of Kyrgyzstan took part in the project. They presented 42 works – portraits and sculptures of famous people of the country.
German artist Zina Greinert has build Brandenburg Gate in Dushanbe on October 4th. The event was organized by the German Embassy in Tajikistan and dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
The 11th Konya International Mystic Music Festival featured the 6-member Badakhshan Ensemble (Tajikistan) in a concert of spiritual and traditional music of Badakhshan on the evening of 24 September. The Ensemble’s participation in the Festival comes as part of a long-term relationship between the Aga Khan Music Initiative and the Festival. The Music Initiative was instrumental in launching the Badakhshan Ensemble’s international touring and recording career, and, since 2005, has presented them in concerts and festivals throughout Europe and North America.
On September 27, VI Festival of japanese Bon dance was held at the Alley of Youth in Bishkek.