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Art Prospect Network Talks

On March 24th, CEC ArtsLink launches the online series "Art Prospect Network Talks." Every Wednesday* for the next two months our colleagues from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Ukraine will share their experience in the field of social engaged art.  “Art Prospect Network Talks” continue the dialogue on socially engaged art in post-Soviet countries, initiated with the publication “Miracle or Misunderstanding”.


*The exact time of the events will be announced shortly. The schedule is subject to change. Schedule changes will be posted on social media and on our website.



Oberliht Association (Moldova)

View of the Periphery or Peripheral Vision

Presentation of the research program Edu-Art dedicated to urban exploration and research, creation of site specific art works and interaction with local residents.

Speakers: Vladimir Us, Maxim Polyakov


Open Place (Ukraine)

The art residency as a socially engaged art practice

The arts platform Open Place will share its experience with arts residencies and their impact on socially engaged art.


Ilkhom (Uzbekistan) & Miriam Tscsholl (Germany)

Сitizen’s Stage, the Project "I love you but"

German stage director and curator Miriam Tscshol has developed the "Citizen’s Stage" practice for many years - theater performances with the participation of nonprofessional actors, including local residents. In collaboration with the Ilkhom Theater, the project "I love you but" was initiated in 2021. Ilkhom Theater International Program Director Irina Bharat and Mariam Tscholl will speak about the "Citizen's Stage" project and their experience with long-distance, virtual collaboration. 


Dushanbe Art Ground & Alexey Rumyantsev (Tadjikistan)
My Art Lab Dushanbe

Presentation of the My Art Lab Dushanbe educational program dedicated to the creation of art laboratories and the exploration of collectivity. 

Moderators: Jamshed Kholikov, Alexey Rumyantsev


Suburb (Armenia)

When Relationships Become Art

Reports from the field. Armenian contemporary art beyond Yerevan.  Presentation of the recent research trip.

Moderator: Eva Khachatryan

Starting at 7 p.m. (GMT+4)


Silk Museum (Georgia)

“Cocoons and Threads: Collections and Connections”

The presentation will weave threads between the history, collections, contemporary art and public activities of the State Silk Museum (Tbilisi, Georgia). Focusing on examples of Art Prospect projects, the museum’s curators will discuss how this historical institution with a specific theme rethinks its role, activities and engagement in today's environment. Implemented in the week of the International Museum Day, the presentation also connects with the theme of 2021 - “The Future of Museums: Recover and Reimagine.”

Silk Museum Speakers:

Mariam Shergelashvili / Exhibition Curator
Salome Phachuashvili / Collection Curator
Data Chigholashvili / Curator of International Programs

Starting at 7 p.m. (GMT+4)


Bishkek School of Contemporary Art (Kyrgyzstan)

Experiments in self-organization and interaction


BSoCA is an informal, self-organized association where thoughts, emotions and energy are exchanged in connection with art as a practice.

Starting at 9 p.m. (GMT+6)


Bukhara Photo Gallery (Uzbekistan)

A Step: Perspectives on the development of contemporary art in the region

Photographer Shavkat Boltaev moderates a discussion with local artists about current trends in contemporary art in Bukhara.

Starting at 4 p.m. (GMT+5)