59th International Art Exhibition in Venice “Dixit Algorizmi – The Garden of Knowledge” ( April 27 – November 27, 2022)
In April 2022, Foundation commissioned the first National Pavilion of Uzbekistan at 59th International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia presenting a reflection on the seminal work of Muhammad the city of Khiva (present-day Uzbekistan). Dixit Algorizmi – The Garden of Knowledge sets out to question the origin myths and narratives surrounding modern technologies, using the lens of contemporary artistic practices to explore their forgotten roots and overlooked resonances with distant places, times, and cultures. The project is curated by the Italian architect and curator Joseph Grima. Throughout the period of 8 months the space will serve as a center for exchange for different artists, scientists, researchers from all over the world, who will meet every month within the public program of the Pavilion. During the discussions the participants will create new ideas, new thoughts and will be able to find solutions to the many questions of contemporary arts. Apart from the wide public program the visitors will have an immersive experience of the sound created by Charli Tapp and local traditional musician Abror Zufarov.
First exhibition of Uzbekistan “Splendors of the oases of Uzbekistan. At Crossroads of Caravan Routes” in the Louvre Museum, Paris ( November 23, 2022- March 6, 2023).
A large-scale exhibition been organized by Foundation at the Louvre Museum in Paris. It’s being first exhibition of Uzbekistan in the Louvre with 170 exhibits from the collection of key museums of Uzbekistan. Experts from France and Uzbekistan are working on the restoration of artifacts and the preparation of objects for the exhibition. During the state visit of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan to the French Republic on October 9, 2018, a Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation was signed between the Art and Culture Development Foundation of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Louvre Museum.
First Exhibition of Uzbekistan applied art “ The Roads to Samarkand. Wonders of Silk and Gold” in the Arab World Institute, Paris ( November 23, 2022- June 4, 2023).
The Art and Culture Development Foundation unveiled a largescale exhibition on the Uzbekistan textile and applied arts of the 19th-20th centuries based on significant loans from Uzbekistan museums accompanied by the paintings from the Savitsky museum. The exposition will include almost three hundred unique pieces representative of the treasures of Uzbekistan: sumptuous chapans and gold-embroidered accessories from the Emir’s court; handpainted wooden saddles; silver horse harnesses set with turquoise; magnificent suzanis (embroidered hangings); rugs; silk ikats; jewellery, and costumes from nomadic tribes.
The exhibition Archaeological Treasures of Uzbekistan. From Alexander the Great to the Kushan Empire will be open from May 4, 2023 to January 14, 2023. The exhibition includes 283 museum objects from the collections of 9 museums in Uzbekistan.
The exhibition is devoted to archaeological finds covering the period from Alexander the Great's arrival in Central Asia in the second half of the 4th century BCE to the end of the Kushan rule in the 4th century CE. Many exhibits from the museums of Uzbekistan will be presented outside the country for the first time. The goal of the exhibition project is to provide a comprehensive view of the amazing history and cultural landscape that is unknown to the wider European public.
At the Neues Museum, the exhibition will be supplemented with exhibits from the collections of the State Museums of Berlin. The first part of the exhibition will focus on Alexander the Great's journey from Greece to Central Asia. Museum objects will be complemented by media components, including video recordings of archaeological sites.
The second part of the exhibition, which will be presented in the James Simon Gallery, is devoted to the Kushan Empire with its developing urban culture, special attention to religion - Zoroastrianism and Buddhism, and artistic creativity