2011 NOMADIC ART CAMP

2011 NOMADIC ART CAMP

The project consisted of several components: the Nomadic Art Camp at Lake Issyk-Kul, the Video Festival at the House of Cinema in Bishkek, and the Contemporary Art Exhibitions at Kyrgyz National Agrarian University. The overall aim of the project to provide the public with a convincing artistic venture that established the necessity for preservation of existing mountainous landscapes and conservation of the cultural heritage of these places, while building a harmonious relationship between man and nature. In the heart of the project is the universal idea to research the lost connection between person and nature, space, comprehension through communication and the attempt to transfer these sensations and feelings into contemporary art language. The project deals with the daily life of inhabitants of villages, a sharp antagonism with objects, the country, the people and environment - differences, but at the same time also similarities. The perceptions and sensations transferred by the language of art by different Medias. Artists and curators from Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Turkey, France, Germany, Spain, Mexico and Japan lived in yurts of the south coast of Lake Issyk-Kul to create art works together over two weeks in August 2011. This international convention had also provided a unique opportunity to mainstream ideas of nomadic heritage and biological diversity. The research acts as an artistic direct expression of sensations and mutual relations which are defined by a natural environment, acquaintance with a traditional way of life, crafts and cultural wealth of nomads, and also creative concepts of the artists representing different original cultures and working in different directions of contemporary art.

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