The purpose of the event is to demonstrate the possibilities of contemporary art in comprehending the processes that are taking place in modern society.
Provide a context for discussing the changes taking place in the city. To support the workers of contemporary art of Uzbekistan. Attracting the general public to the contemporary art process in the city.
At the heart of the idea is a large-scale event in the cultural life of Berlin - the 48h Neukölln Festival (48hNK), which since 1999 has become a place for experiments. Every year, for two days in this area, exhibitions, concerts, parties, lectures, theatrical performances and installations are held. https://48-stunden-neukoelln.de/
In September 2019, a conceptually closely related 48hNK festival "48hours Novosibirsk" was held in Novosibirsk. https://48-hours-nsk.com/ru
Festival "48 Hours Tashkent" is a new format in the cultural life of Tashkent. From 24 to 26 September, it will bring together several art venues, public spaces and figures from various forms of contemporary art. The festival focuses not on traditional conventional exhibitions, but on an immersive, participatory approach designed for the involvement and presence of the viewer, his interaction with artists and their works. The upcoming event will feature individual, group and curatorial projects related to the theme of the festival, as well as concerts, lectures, master classes.
The festival in Tashkent, like the Berlin and Novosibirsk "predecessors", will not have a main stage. It is supposed to involve galleries, exhibition halls, as well as theaters, workshops of artists, cafes or restaurants, underground passages, courtyards of houses. In this regard, not only artists and curators
can offer their projects within the framework of the festival, but also institutions - themselves as one of the "48 hours" platforms. The purpose of using alternative locations is to show art in places where you usually don't expect to see it, art can be not only in a gallery or museum, it can be anywhere in our city.
Thus, the festival and its slogan "Here is art" transform public spaces into an individual art object, expand the horizons of perception of contemporary art and make it possible to make art available to a wide audience of different age and social groups. Everyone can choose what interests him. So that visitors do not get confused and have the opportunity to choose interesting events for themselves, a special map of locations and a program of events will be developed.
The Tashkent festival is an analogue of "48 Hours of Neukölln", but adapted to the capital's urban environment and is designed for the participation of, first of all, local artists, in order to support and make their art more visible. The curators of the Berlin festival in Neukölln and colleagues from Novosibirsk will also be invited to participate.
The organization of the festival is carried out with the support of the Goethe Institute in Tashkent