The Nomadic Art Camp 2016 took place on the shores of the mountain lakes Son-Kul and Issyk-Kul in the Tien Shan foothills and the Ala-Too Square on the Great Silk Road. Participants explored how the environment can affect their professional activities using art as a means of expression. They pondered the art’s power of change by depicting the situation today and its threats and how they would like it to be, and assessed in which way art represents our current, past and present culture. The results of this incredible undertaking were presented at the Exhibition of Contemporary Art “Too & Suu” (Mountain and Water) in the Kyrgyz National Museum of Fine Arts named after G. Aitiev in which took part artists from Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Turkey, Switzerland, Austria, Israeli, Russia, France, Germany, Liechtenstein and Denmark. The exhibition juxtaposed nomadic, Soviet and modern capitalist culture with the purpose of drawing public attention to the diversity of cultures, as well as inviting respect for nature, traditions and heritage.
A presentation of the series of catalogues "Nomadic Art Camp" 2012-2016 took place at the Hyatt Regency Bishkek. The catalogues aimed at increasing the understanding of cultural diversity as part of human and national identity in Central Asia. The welcoming speeches were held by Mr. Paul Murphy - General Manager of Hyatt Regency Bishkek, Mr. Shaarbek Amankul – director of B’Art Contemporary, Mr. Emil Shukurov - doctor of Biological and Geographical Sciences, Honored Scientist of the Kyrgyz Republic, Asaken Beishenov - honorary old artist, member of the Union of Artists of the Kyrgyz Republic. Representatives of the Turkish and Russian Embassies and famous artists of Kyrgyzstan, who participated in the international project "Nomadic Art Camp" attended the presentation.
The presented exhibition is part of an international project Nomadic Art Camp. The results of this incredible project were presented at the exhibition of Сontemporary Art "Too & Suu" in the Kyrgyz National Museum of Fine Arts named after Aitiev from 5 August to 28 October. The exhibition was a great success among the citizens and guests of the capital. For the implementation of a unique exhibition, its aims and objectives November 15 the exhibition "Too & Suu" was brought and opened in the historical - ethnographic museum of Naryn. The exhibition juxtaposed nomadic, Soviet and modern capitalist culture with the purpose of drawing public attention to the diversity of cultures, as well as inviting respect for nature, traditions and heritage. The exhibition presents the art work of an artist from Tajikistan, Switzerland, Israel, Germany, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and children's work of B'Art Studio.
On December 7 the workshop "Person and Nature" took place in the school #65.The focus was set on contemporary models of ecological education. From the beginning of the third millennium the environmental problems, that arose way earlier already, continue to go more and more severe and their resolution is urgent to ensure the survival of mankind within a nature’s variety. The workshop aimed to raise the children’s awareness for this issue by triggering questions about the perception of the world we’re living in. Interrelations and interdependencies between human live and nature were being highlighted and the children developed skills how to study and research in the nature and preserve the wildlife as well as ideas how to evolve a sort of rational environmental management by creativity and artistic work. During the lessons it was possible to examine and reflect on concepts as anthropogenous influence, live and lifeless nature and wild nature, to detect sources of environmental pollution and also to explore exit ways from the current situation. The workshop attracted wide interest among the children of the 7th class who understood the significance of the issue and the importance to preserve the biocultural diversity and they enjoyed the opportunity to freely express their thoughts and come up with ideas beyond the scope of the school program.