On my recent trip to Uzbekistan, in Samarkand I had the opportunity to make an appointment at "Art-Studio Aysel", where I met Normurod Negmatov (curator at the Tashkent International Biennale of Contemporary Art 2018 and "Art-Studio Aysel"), Natalya Nikitina (Creative Fashion Designer at "Art-Studio Aysel") and two young artists. I was very curious to learn … Continue reading An inspiring meeting at “Art Studio Aysel” in Samarkand
The Russian-speaking ethnic Korean minority is scattered around the world, but most of them live in Russia, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan today. They have retained their Korean ethnicity and Korean surnames, but usually carry Russian first names and speak Russian as their mother tongue.
Vier erlebnisreiche Tage verbringe ich in dieser landschaftlich wie kulturell hochinteressanten Region. Mit dem Nachtzug Tashkent - Termez fahre ich direkt ohne Umstieg bis ins Dorf Derbent. Sobir Turdikulov vom Gästehaus „Sitorai Darband“ – „Sterne von Derbent“ - holt mich am Bahnhof ab. Nachdem ich mich kurz im gut ausgestatteten Gästehaus ausgeruht und das ausgiebige … Continue reading Region Boysun – Immaterielles Weltkulturerbe
My second day in Uzbekistan and Kokand in the Ferghana Valley took a surprising turn. I just solved my mobile internet problem. Coming from the Ucell Store and thinking what to do next I just walked around and found myself infront of the Applied Art Museum wondering if it might be interesting and even possible … Continue reading A surprising meeting with Hasan Umarov in Kokand
Today people in Uzbekistan celebrate Qurban Hayit - Eid-al-Adha- one of the most important holidays in the Islamic World. It is celebrated at the end of the traditional Hadj to Mekka and 70 days after the Ramazan Hayit. In Tashkent people follow the same traditions as everywhere in the Islamic Culture. But there are also … Continue reading Qurban Hayit in Tashkent
This summer a big event happened in Kalmykia (Oirat Mongolian republic in the European south of Russian Federation), when more than 60 people saddled their horses and took part in Horse riding festival “Daichin Tengri”, to ride more than 1000km and visit sacred places. The festival was organized by a group of young people, who … Continue reading A 1200 km journey on a horseback to see the sacred Buddhist places
The multimedia project was created by the Paris based Uzbek director - Saodat Ismailova in 2017. This production was inspired by the Epic story of the Central Asian Amazons. In this play, young Central Asian female artists present songs and stories from a male-dominated Turkic tradition; they recount the epic of forty girls - teen-age … Continue reading Qyrq Qyz – Multimedia project