deutsche Version
Off the Silk Road
Art and Culture from Central Asia
post-colonialism, desert, transformation, tradition, beauty, post modernity, nature, myth, modernity, marginalisation, power, emptiness, Islam, identity, borderline experience, globalisation, history, remembrance, movement for democracy, bureaucracy, anxiety
Attempts at Orientation
Artists and Personalities
Culture or Business
Symbols of Power

This dossier presents a wide range of topics reflecting the new departures and radical changes taking place in Central Asia now: After the disintegration of the Soviet Union, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan are in the throes of a re-orientation process as complex as it is dynamic, that includes a nationally-specific reinvention of their periods of historical greatness.

For an overview of the dossier please refer to the German version.