About this event
Central Asia Program is celebrating its 10th Anniversary by bringing Central Asia to the heart of DC and launching its first public fundraising effort: #CAPraising. Join us for a week of in-person festivities to commemorate a decade of our achievements in advancing knowledge on and for Central Asia.
“News From Central Asia” Wearable Art Exhibit:
News from Central Asia brings together Central Asian artists, artisans, and designers whose inspirational works reflect political protests, environmental issues, collective memory restoration, the role of women, objects as reminders of historical events, and the transformation caused by modernization.
Curator Aida Sulova invited artists and designers from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan to share the news from their home countries in the form of an object. “For many artists in Central Asia, making art is the only way to respond and talk about the events taking place today. Although the concept of this exhibition has a geographical representation, the themes of the news are relevant to what we are witnessing in the world.”
Central Asia stretches from the Caspian Sea in the west to the borderlands with China and Mongolia in the east. Since gaining their independence following the collapse of the Soviet Union, Central Asian countries have been undergoing a number of major political, social, and cultural transformations.
Silk Road Festival:
Concludes the exhibition on Sunday, May 22 by bringing together Central Asian community of artists, cooks, entrepreneurs, embassies, musicians in addition to film screenings.
*Admission tickets to our week-long celebration are free. However, we greatly appreciate your donations to support our fundraising effort #CAPraising to be able to continue our work. More info and tickets are here.