Chewbacca masks, upside-down drums, headache-y lights: Is it Eurovision time already?
The country’s written and unwritten rules of governance hold back the tide of modernization. From openDemocracy.
Recent attempts to censor the arts have an unmistakably anti-Western tinge.
A ground-breaking Sotheby’s exhibition aimed to open new markets for Central Asian and Caucasus artists, but Uzbekistan’s art scene may not be ready to take the plunge.
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A few scattershot efforts to revive Tajikistan’s moribund arts scene are no match for the poverty and isolation that plague it.