Art of the Silk Road: Tradition and Modernity in Tajikistan

23 March 2020 – 10 April 2020 (Opening hours: 09:00–17:00 Monday–Friday, closed Saturday & Sunday)

To celebrate Nowruz, the Persian celebration of spring’s equinox, the Tajik Cultural Centre in London and Embassy of Tajikistan is organising an exhibition of Soviet-era and contemporary Tajik art. The exhibit will feature some of the country’s most famed painters, whose work explores Tajikistan’s rich history, deeply influenced by its dramatic surrounding landscape. Poets, musicians and artists have for centuries been inspired by the mountains and fertile valleys of modern-day Tajikistan, situated along the historic Silk Road in Central Asia. The artworks featured in this exhibit, available for sale, will explore rural life and themes of poetic connection to landscape, depicting life in all its colour. The exhibit is a rare chance to see Tajik artworks in the United Kingdom and will be of great interest to anyone who wants to learn more of the Persian-speaking world, Soviet art, Central Asia and, of course, Tajikistan.