This year Kazakhstan and its neighboring Central Asian countries celebrate 25 years of independence. In our previous blog post we already wrote about Kazakhstan’s key historic events. If you want to learn more about the heritage of other Central Asian nations, which are Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, the World Bank headquarters hosts an event for you this week.
“The Connecting Thread” is an exhibition organized by the World Bank Art Program and dedicated to the 25th anniversary of independence of five Central Asian countries. The exhibition is held at the World Bank headquarters in Washington D.C. and is open through October 28.
The exhibition gives a broad and selective overview of artwork from each of the five countries: traditional handicrafts, contemporary works, video, and photographs. The purpose of the event is to raise awareness about the cultural and historic heritage of these countries that remain relatively unknown to many.
Visitors will also discover the works of Kazakh painter Alibay Bapanov and dress designs adorned with national ornaments.
Source: Embassy of Kazakhstan