May 14, 2021 at 18.00, will be opening of the VAQF exhibition at the CENTER OF CONTEMPORARY ART. TASHKENT". The exhibition is the cooperation of Art and Culture Development Foundation under the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Uzbekistan and Bonum Factum Gallery, with the support of the Swiss Cooperation Office of the Embassy of Switzerland in Uzbekistan and the Wondernet Express company.

Vaqf— in Muslim law, property transferred by the state or an individual for religious or charitable purposes. Vaqf may include both immovable and movable inalienable property, but only those that bring benefits (income) and are not spent. Anyone who consecrates one’s property in the Vaqf is called the founder of the Vaqf.

Project “Tashkent. Waqf "continuation of the projects" Langars of Uzbekistan "for the study of oral folk legends and the environment of actual living .

The city of Tashkent, as an alive organism, has its own rhythm, life cycles, time of being active and being in rest. He has breath, energy, self-awareness, identity, appearance, manners, ways of celebrating or commemorating certain events and responding to emergencies, and the main thing is the connection with nature. People have been looking for harmony with life since ancient times - also the monuments of archeology, which are associated with the cycles of the Cosmos have their own code.

The monuments of Tashkent carry significant information related to historical events and personalities in the history of Central Asia and testify that the architecture of Tashkent developed in the general course of the traditions and canons of Central Asian architecture in a peculiar interpretation and typology, and design and decoration. Since the mid of the 19th Tashkent turned into a "two-focus" city, consisting of two radial-ring systems, medieval and European. On the basis of this two-part city, in the conditions of rapid urbanization, Tashkent solved the problem of architecture - a combination of the present with the past, allowing it to pay tribute to the past and affirm the future in memory.

Today Tashkent is a dynamically developing city. New buildings and architectural structures are under construction. However, in the pursuit of modernity and innovation, have we not lost the very thread stretching from the distant past, have we not lost the meaning in geometric space? The art world is rising this actual issue and trying to find answers…


Viktor An

Ildar Sadykov

Vyacheslav Useinov

Polina Pulatova, Bakhtiyor Nabiev, Zohid Rakhimhodjaev

Mukhitdin Riskiev

Laziza Tulyaganova

Aziza Pulatova and Valeria Kim

Consultants: Alexander Djumaev, Boris Golender


May 15, 2021 at 17.00

Marinika Babanazarova "Vanguard of Tashkent 1920-30"

May 22, 2021 at 16.00

Alexander Djumaev

" Tashkent in the past and current time: from the history of the city's cultural life ".

May 29, 2021 at 17.00

Mavlyuda Yusupova "Architecture of Sufi residents in Tashkent"