Opening of the art object

Opening of the art object "Full Basket" outside AUCA – October 6

October 4, 2023


Green October-2023 started in AUCA! And the Green Month begins with the grand opening of the art object "Full Basket" on the territory outside AUCA and the presentation of its author, artist Steven Siegel, USA.

You probably all saw how it was created right before our eyes from September 29 to October 4. We invite everyone to this interesting event!

AUCA, October 6, Forum, 12:05 – 13:00

Admission is free.

The installation is dedicated to textile waste and is designed to draw attention to this problem.

In Kyrgyzstan, the problem of textile waste is very relevant, because the waste of garment industries is most often either burned by households for heating housing, or simply thrown into landfill by tons (both the first and the second are dangerous for the environment). Local eco-activists Bermet Borubayeva and Aimeerim Tursalieva will tell about the situation around textile waste and the results of their research on this topic during the event.

Steven Siegel is a prominent environmental artist born in White Plains, New York in 1953, and best known for his public art commissions and site-specific installations created from recycled materials. After graduating from Hampshire College (1976) in Amherst, Massachusetts, he received a Master of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY (1978).

The program of the event:

12:05 – 12:10 – Welcome speech by AUCA President Timothy O'Connor

12:10 – 12:25 – presentation of the results of a study on sewing waste in Kyrgyzstan

                            Bermet Borubayeva (BISHSI), Aimeerim Tursalieva (Tazar Kyrgyzstan)

12:25 – 12:30 – showing a video about how the "Full Basket" art object was created

12:30 – 12:40 – presentation of the artist Steven Siegel (USA), slide show of the artist's works

12:40 – 13:00 – opening of an art object on the street, welcoming words of the organizers, etc.


The event takes place within the framework of the ecological art festival "ART PROSPECT & TRASH-5", where AUCA became a partner and part of this unique creative experiment. Organizers: CEC ArtsLink (USA), Tazar Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek School of Contemporary Art (BISHSI). The detailed program of the festival can be seen on the organizers' page:

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