Friday, October 20th, 2017 Durdy Bayramov “Through the Eyes of Durdy Bayramov: Turkmen Village Life 1960s-80s”

Friday, October 20, 201710:00AM - 12:00PM108N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place


Central Asia Lecture Series


Durdy Bayramov “Through the Eyes of Durdy Bayramov: Turkmen Village Life 1960s-80s”.
Free Art Exhibition in the Munk School of Global Affairs cloister | Oct 16 – Nov 16
Reception October 19 4-6pm in Rm 208N
Presentation hosted by Keya Bayramova (daughter) October 20 12-2 pm in Rm 108N
Additional speakers include: TBD

The Durdy Byramov Art Foundation in partnership with the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies will be hosting a free exhibition allowing visitors to experience life in Soviet era Turkmenistan from behind the lens of one of Eurasia’s preeminent artists.
Durdy Bayramov was raised as an orphan in Soviet Turkmenistan but rose to become widely recognized as one of Eurasia’s preeminent artists. During a prolific career that spanned nearly six decades, Bayramov created more than 5000 artworks, many of which were acquired by prominent museums around the world. His work has been featured in over 100 solo and group exhibitions, a number that continues to grow with every passing year. Bayramov worked and traveled extensively within Turkmenistan and around the world, a practice he continued until his final years.
These photographs were selected from Durdy Bayramov’s personal archive. Although he took great pleasure in photography, Bayramov used it primarily as a tool in his artistic process and never expected that others would find them fascinating in their own right. The images provide a rare and intimate glimpse into the customs and material culture of Turkmen villagers during this period, and at the same time reflect the profound human spirit shared by all communities.

More of Durdy Bayramov’s story & art can be found at

Please join us October 19 from 4-6 pm for the reception Rm 208N,
October 20 from 12-2 pm to learn more about the legacy of a great artist Rm 108N,
and any time throughout October 16 and November 16 in the Munk School cloister.


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