Zine-catalog “Aralash-6” presentation of the environmental festival Trash-3

Gudskul’s Collective Studies & The Bishkek School for Contemporary Art (BiSCA)
Documenta 15, in framework of Public Program
La Tabebh Series: Practicing inter&translocal collectivism in GMT +6 to +9
June 22, 5pm-8pm (Berlin time). Kassel, Fridericianum + online
Zoom link https://zoom.us/j/97150025082 (Meeting ID: 971 5002 5082)

BiSCA will present a zine-catalog ARALASH-6* and moderate discussion about art + ecology. ARALASH-6 is a zine-catalog ecological art-festival TRASH-3, which was held in 2021 as part of the study “Art + Ecology” and focused on environmental equality issues. Due to the situation of the pandemic in 2021, the art festival took place in several stages, which included work on the research base, a series of online and offline educational events, and public events with presentations in the Altyn-Kazyk housing estate, which is located near the landfill. 

 *ARALASH” During the one-month Artist in Residency project, Georgian book artist Nini Khuroshvili was working together with the students of ArtEast to create an experimental zine. 8 students of ArtEast were actively involved with their individual projects, working on the ideas they were interested in and sitting on:) Collecting all the raw materials, creating moodboards, discussing about: format, paper, binding, presentation, plus drinking chai” was a pleasant working process.

 Program (3 parts)

17:00 – 18:00

Part 1. Introduction

  • Introduction – co-curators of Trash-3 Festival – Bermet Borubaeva & Aimeerim Tursalieva
  • Zine Presentation – Alima Tokmergenova 
  • “Library of resued books” – Ravshan Ta Jing

18:00 – 18:30

Part 2. Trash-Festival Artists’ experience:

  • “Agents of communication” – artist, Gluklya Pershina-Yakimanskaya
  • Oksana Kapishnikova
  • Annie Albagli
  • Muratbek Djumaliev (ArtEast)

18:30 – 19:00 

Part 3. “Trash into Tresuares”

  • Megha Ralapati (HPAC, Chicago)
  • Erika Dudley (Urban Growing Collective), Melissa Potter, Alyx Christensen & Rudy Medina (Open Kitchen)
  • Simon Dove (CEC ArtsLink, NY)

19:00 – 20:00 – Open floor for the discussion and reflection, participants can share their experiences

 In collaboration with Tazar Kyrgyzstan, Hyde Park Art Center, CEC ArtsLink, ArtEast. Urban Growing Collective, Open Kitchen, Students of Kyrgyzstan for a green economy)

Another Performance by BiSCA this day will be The Kassel-Bishkek live portal will open on June 22 at 14.00 (in Bishkek), but we are waiting for you at 13.00 in the film lecture hall of the museum to tell you about us and how we became part of such a grand event as documenta fifteen. https://bishci.com/en/portal-bishkekassel-2/ 

Program (June 22, Bishkek):

1The Kassel-Bishkek live portal 
13:00 – 17:00 Bishkek(GMT+6,Bishkek time)
National Museum of Fine Arts named after Gapar Aitiev (Abdrakhmanov st.196)13.00 – 14.00 Presentation of the BiSCA collective.14.00 – 17.00 Collective sound performance, portal opening, installation creation.
10:00 – 14:00 Kassel, (GMT+2, Berlin time)Museum Fridericianum (Friedrichsplatz 18)Parallel collective sound performance, portal opening, installation creation.
2Zine-catalog “Aralash-6” presentation of the TRASH-3 environmental art festival
21:00 – 00:00 Bishkek(GMT+6,Bishkek time)Online via zoom https://zoom.us/j/97150025082, ID: 971 5002 5082). 
17:00 – 20:00Museum Fridericianum (Friedrichsplatz 18)


The documenta fifteen exhibition takes place in Kassel every five years, and Kyrgyzstan will be presented for the first time (within the GUDSKUL space). This opportunity came about thanks to our participation in Gudskul Study Kolektif educational program (October 2021 – May 2022, batch 4, curators – ruangrupa, Serrum and Grafis Huru Hara). Together with 7 collectives from Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam and Taiwan, we are building a critical and experimental dialogue, through sharing process and experience-based learning. . As a result of our communication, our exchange of knowledge and experience, La Tabebh collective of collectives was born.

We will present the process of our work at the Museum Fridericianum at the opening of documenta fifteen in June this year. 

In addition to BiSCA collective representation at the exhibition, a member of our team, Diana Ukhina, will present an individual sound performance in Kassel on June 28 as part of another initiative for documenta fifteen – DAVRA. DAVRA is a collective of 19 young artists from Central Asia created by Saodat Ismailova, exploring the common cultural heritage of the region. A red thread running through all DAVRA projects is the concept of “сhilltan” (from Persian “forty bodies, forty people”), denoting holy entities or spirits present in Central Asian mythology.

The Bishkek School of Contemporary Art (BiSCA) is an informal, self-organizing collective, where we exchange thoughts, emotions and energy in connection with art as a practice. The participants are involved in the creation of the School for free.

Our collective:

Oxana Kapishnikova

Ravshan Ta Jing

Diana Ukhina

Alima Tokmergenova

Sergei Khegai

Kanaiym Kydyralieva

Saadat Aitalieva

Syinat Dzholdosheva

Bermet Borubaeva

Event partners: National Museum of Fine Arts named after Gapar Aitiev, Art workshop SYNERGY, Gudskul’s Collective Studies, La Tabebh, Documenta 15. 

The project is partly funded by the Swiss government.

For any questions, please contact us at bishkekartschool@gmail.com.

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La Tabebh Series: Practicing inter&translocal collectivisms in GMT +6 to +9

Date: 19-30 June 2022

Time: 10AM – 8PM

Location: Fridericianum (GUDSKUL Area)

Language: English

La Tabebh Series is a set of events offered by the fourth batch of Gudskul Study Kolektif, the annual study program on collectives hosted by GUDSKUL. 

This batch, also known as La Tabebh, is made up of eight collectives coming from four different time zones (GMT +6 to +9). Scattered in different places and virtually found, La Tabebh has been engaging the whys and hows of a transnational/interlocal “collective of collectives” online for the past nine months.  Dis/connected by broken internet connections and multiple englishes, chaos is ?? ?????? ’s playground.

La Tabebh is meeting in person for the first time in documenta fifteen, inhabiting Fridericianum (GUDSKUL Area) for two weeks.

In this series of events, the eight collectives invite one another, and the public, to take part in knowledge/experience-sharing of emergent contemporary and social art practices from the various localities of the La Tabebh time zones. Events include exhibitions, discussions, feasts, games, hang-out parties, screenings, walking adventures, woodcut workshops and more.

Collectives in La Tabebh are Ba-Bau AIR (Vietnam), The Bishkek School for Contemporary Art (BiSCA) (Kyrgyzstan), Load na Dito (Philippines), Omnikolektif (Indonesia), Pangrok Sulap (Malaysia), Salikhain Kolektib (Philippines), Scutoid Coop (Taiwan), Yayasan Tonjo Foundation (Indonesia). 

Website: bit.ly/la_tabebh



Public Programs

La Tabebh Series: Practicing inter&translocal collectivisms in GMT +6 to +9 

Launch, & Introduction Session

19 June – Sunday

5-8 PM 

Beyond the SEAs (Science, Environment, Art / Socially-Engaged Art in Southeast Asia) 

‘La Tabebh Series’ hosted by Salikhain Kolektib

21 June – Tuesday

2-8 PM 

‘La Tabebh Series’ hosted by BiSCA

22 June – Wednesday


5PM-8PM Zine-catalog presentation of the environmental festival Trash-3

Art as an Educational Tool

‘La Tabebh Series’ hosted by Pangrok Sulap

23 June – Thursday


How To Start A Reality Show in Kassel?

‘La Tabebh Series’ hosted by Scutoid Coop

24 June – Friday


Hearing Service Burreau

‘La Tabebh Series’ hosted by Omnikolektif

25 June – Saturday



‘La Tabebh Series’ hosted by Yayasan Tonjo Foundation

26 June – Sunday


Spatial Floating 

‘La Tabebh Series’ hosted by Bà-bầu AIR

27 June – Monday


Load Now Here!

‘La Tabebh Series’ hosted by Load Na Dito

28 June – Tuesday



‘La Tabebh Series’ Majelis 

Exhibition Opening

29 June – Wednesday


‘La Tabebh Series’ Closing Majelis  

30 June – Thursday


La Tabebh Series: Practicing inter&translocal collectivisms in GMT +6 to +9

Harvest Gudskul, batch 4, 2021

The ecological art festival “TRASH-3: art + ecology”, will be held in Bishkek on September 25

Date: September 25th, 11:00 – 21:00. the entrance is free

#trash-festival #Eco-tour #installation #photo-exhibition #design #performance #films-screening #workshops, #swap-party #eco-practices #library-from-saved-books and many more.

Bishkek School of Contemporary Art & Tazar Bishkek with the support of the Soros-Kyrgyzstan Foundation invites all residents and guests of the city to the long-awaited environmental art festival named TRASH-3: art + ecology. Art-Trash Festival will be held on September 25 from 11:00 to 21:00 in the Altyn-Kazyk residential area near the city polygon, where guests and participants will be able to look at the art installations and get acquainted with creative projects in the field of garbage / waste / recyclable materials . The festival will include an eco-tour, installations, photo exhibitions, performances, film screenings, workshops, eco-practices and life hacks on waste management, opening a library of saved books and a swap party. This festival will demonstrate how you can deal with waste problems and open a platform for discussions and reflections about waste as a resource.

Schedule (What to take with you: – warm clothes, raincoat, water / mug, masks, old comfortable shoes)

Part 1. Eco-Tour (participation on your own transport or by registration https://clck.ru/XPAW7)

10:30 – Gathering at the Narodny store (Kievskaya / Turusbekova).

11:00 – 16:00 – Departure. Eco-Tour around the Ala-Archinsky reservoirs with a stop at the landfill

Part 2. Trash Festival (you can come by your own or public transport)

16:00 – 21:00 – Trash Festival, railway station “Altyn-Kazyk” (Altyn-Kazyk, 8th, 8 https://go.2gis.com/7333nf)

List of participants:

Abdykerim Adenov

Adilet Ulanov

Aziza Akunova (and the team of the NGO “SKZE”)

Akzhol Akzhigit uulu

Alena Abitova

Vlad Ushakov

Gluklya (Natalia Pershina-Yakimanskaya, Russia)

Dmitry Petrovsky (DOXA art group)

Meder Akhmetov

Mirlan Sheishenbaev

Munara Moldobaeva

Aitegin Muratbek uulu

Nelly Dzhamanbaeva

Oksana Kapishnikova

Ravshan Ta Jing

Ermek Jenish


Munara Moldobaeva

Annie Albagli (USA)

Design: Syinat Zholdosheva

Catalog-zin  “Aralash”: Alima Tokmergenova & Syinat Zholdosheva

Organizers: Bishkek School of Contemporary Art (curator Bermet Borubaeva) & Tazar Bishkek (curator Aimeerim Tursalieva)

Partners: NGO “ArtEast”, Hyde Park Art Center (Chicago), Travelers Club “Gde.kg”, Public Movement “Ecostan”, EcoSots, EcoVolonter, NGO “Students of Kyrgyzstan for Green Economy”, ”CEC ArtsLink.

With the financial assistance of the Soros Foundation-Kyrgyzstan within the framework of the Democratic Governance program.

With the financial assistance of the Soros Foundation-Kyrgyzstan within the framework of the Democratic Governance program.

Detailed information on the website and by phone +996500527484

Festival program https://bishci.com/2021/09/08/25-september-trash-3-festival-programme/

Facebook-event https://www.facebook.com/events/894523181438700/

Concept https://bishci.com/2021/06/16/trash-3-art-ecology/

Media materials: https://clck.ru/XPGt3

The program of the ecological art festival “TRASH-3: art + ecology”

Part 1. Eco-Tour (11:00 – 16:00)

Gathering at 10:30 at the Narodnyi store (Kievskaya / Turusbekova). OLD SHOES + Respirators + Raincoats

11:00 Departure“Narodnyi”  store
Kievskaya / Turusbekova
11:30-12:00Visiting a polygon #МэрБишкекаПотушиTurn in to the landfill solid waste filtrate
12:30-13:00Dam stopDam
13:00-15:30Visit to the boat stationBoat station

Part  2. “Altyn-Kazyk” (16:00 – 21:00)

16:00-16:30Opening of the festival and the library of saved books“Altyn Kazyk” stop, Altyn Kazyk 8th, 8
16:30 – 19:00Presentation of projects. ExcursionAltyn Kazyk, 8 th, 8
19:00 – 20:00Screening of films: “Polygon”, “Underwater dumps of Issyk-Kul”, “How to make money on garbage in Kyrgyzstan”“Library”, Altyn Kazyk, AltynKazyk 7th, 26
20:00 – 21:00Picnic and departureAltyn-Kazyk, 8th, 8

Pre-festival cleaning-up: September 18, within the framework of the world day of cleanliness, we leave for a cleaning-up of the Ala-Archinskoye reservoir – the Altyn-Kazyk railway station. Cleaning-up  rules, registration, time and place of departure information can be found through the link: https://clck.ru/XRA4H

Unfortunately, we do not have enough of our own resources, therefore, we will be grateful for your support. How can you help us?

– Wooden crates – new or used

– Unnecessary chairs / pallets

– Unnecessary books for the library

– Unnecessary things for exchange (SWAP)

– Volunteer assistance at the festival

To assist in promoting the solution of the issue of landfills in Kyrgyzstan, we ask you to sign the petition https://chng.it/6Zy2yCPn7D

The Bishkek School of Contemporary Art (BISСА) is a dynamic online and offline platform that offers, on its basis, to accumulate and promote the practice, reasoning, and experience of art in its various manifestations. We are an informal, self-organizing association that is interested in exchanging thoughts, emotions and energy in connection with art as a practice, and we are involved in the creation of a school at no cost.

Web-site: www.bishci.com, Telegram: https://t.me/bishci, Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bishkek_art_school/, Facebook: https: https://www.facebook.com/bishartschool/

Tazar Bishkek is a platform and mobile application for sorting and disposing of recyclable materials in Kyrgyzstan. We teach city residents how to properly sort and dispose of their garbage / waste / recyclable materials. We also train offices  to become responsible for their ecological footprint.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tazar.app / Facebook: https: //www.facebook.com/tazarapp/ 

YouTube: https://youtu.be/XKPP5zy_vC4 

App Store: https://apps.apple.com/kg/app/tazar-kg/id152362351 5

PlayMarket: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.io.tazarapp&hl=ru&gl=US 

Environmental art-festival “TRASH – 3. Art + Ecology”

Project dates: June – December 2021 ||| Bishkek-Chicago


Bishkek: District “Altyn-Kazyk” between city dump and the Ala-Archinsky water-reservoir

Chicago: The Hyde Park Art Center

Short summary

Research on Art + Ecology is a part of Environmental art-festival “TRASH” that will be dedicated to problems of environmental equality and aimed to create conscious dialogue on solving the issue of environmental pollution in the city.

Together with artists, activists, scientists, citizens, thinkers we are going to create an Interglobal platform of communication that researches methodologies on how we can deal with global environmental challenges on local & global levels with discussions,

Experimenting, art interventions, analyzing, creating art events, objects, publications. Our axis of working area is Bishkek-Chicago, but other spots can join us online that will create vibrate network of practitioners like a spores of mycelium.

Environmental art-festival “TRASH - 3. Art + Ecology”

Full description of the project:

Proposed research in frame of CEC ArtsLink Fellowship program is part of big project – Environmental “TRASH” Art-Festival by Bishkek School of Contemporary Art that we started as a group of young artists after graduation of 1st edition of School of Contemporary Art “ArtEast” in Bishkek.

Because of pandemic situation we propose to avoid this year mass events and work on research-base practice starts on the cost of water reservoir near Bishkek City Dump and end by series of workshops by Chicago-based artists in October-November 2021.  Also because of vulnerability of traveling we would like to divide our research to several parts that will be simultaneously happening in Bishkek and Chicago.

Nowadays, the issue of environmental problems in cities is extremely relevant and Bishkek is not exclusion – a stinking landfill, smog, agricultural land polluted by production, hyper-motorization and many other problems of the city endanger the health and lives of people. Last year, Bishkek almost permanently ranked first in the world among large cities (according to the air visual rating), which causes illness and economic loss. Its roots in a tangle of problems – weak management of the, a low level of environmental awareness, hyperactivity of neoliberal economic system, which exploits natural resources to extract maximum benefits with minimal means and bypassing environmental safety.

The project serves as an open platform for reflection and critical understanding of existing alternatives to the global diminution of the Anthropocene and the predatory seizure of natural resources by transcontinental corporations.

Main elements / stages of the project:

– April – May: Open-Call for applications to take part in the TRASH- Festival III.

– June – November – series of online| offline meetings on exchanging art&eco-practitioners and open and closed events on ecology and art in locations

– 11-30 September (Approximate dates 17-18 September) – Presentation of Trash Festival in Bishkek near City Dump District

– 1 October – 17 November – Series of events/ workshops with Hyde Part Art Center and Chicago artists in framework of ArtsLink International Fellowship Progmram Residency in collaboration with Hyde Park Art Center (Chicago) in framework of Bermer Borubaeva’s residency in Chicago.

– November – December – publication of results of the project.

Organizers: Bishkek School of Contemporary Art (curator Bermet Borubaeva), Tazar Bishkek

Partners: Hyde Park Arts Center (Chicago), ArtEast, Travelers Club “Gde.kg”, 

Supported by CEC ArtsLink and Soros Foundation-Kyrgyzstan

https://t.me/bishci, www.instagram.com/bishkek_art_school, www.bishci.comwww.facebook.com/bishartschool

Contacts for communication: +996500527484, bishkekartschool@gmail.com, Bermet

Open call

We are appreciated to invite you to open-call for applications for the environmental art festival “TRASH-3/ Art + Ecology” from the art community, ecologists, activists, journalists and caring citizens. If you want to take part in one or more directions:

Art: Creation of creative projects and art objects.

Research part: Conducting research in the residential area “Altyn-Kazyk” in frames of project School of Methodology Art Research

Activist: Conducting subbotniks and seminars.

Link to google form to send an application for participation


Deadline: Aug 1, 2021.