Andakulova Gallery, Dubai, the Middle East’s only gallery for Central Asian art, is pleased to announce the exhibition “Poetry and Myths of Javlon Umarbekov”. Umarbekov, born in 1946 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, is one of the key figures of contemporary art in the country. He is the People’s Artist of Uzbekistan, an active member of the Academy of Arts of the Republic, a full member of the Academy of Arts of Kyrgyzstan and Ukraine and Professor of the National Institute of Arts and Design named after K. Behzad, the legendary founder of the Herat miniature school.
From the 1970s to the present day, Umarbekov has exhibited his art in prestigious exhibition centers and museums, both in Uzbekistan and abroad. His personal exhibitions have been held in the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, at the UN headquarters in New York and in the famous galleries of Kuwait, Japan, Austria, Germany, Turkey, China, among other places.
Today, his work is ranked among the classics. He began boldly by crossing boundaries and abandoning the rigid norms of the past, offering an original interpretation of Uzbek heritage. A passionate advocate of creative freedom, he pursued free dialogue between the cultures of the West and the East and incorporated this innovative spirit into the aesthetics of his work.
In the exhibition at Andakulova Gallery, the paintings on display represent Umarbekov’s work at various points of time in his career, demonstrating his ongoing search for new ideas. He is a true modernist who constantly seeks novel visual interpretations and through his artistic explorations, he has created a unique plastic language to apply to his subject. His unfailing tendency to stylistically metamorphose is as dynamic as it is intriguing, captivating the viewer.
Many of the motives and inspirations of his paintings are taken from childhood memories and are intertwined with the collective memory of the people. Because of his ability to capture these essential details, his history and work is intimate and understandable to many. Relying on traditional images and eternal values, Umarbekov avoids postmodern intellectual games – his work exudes authenticity rather than empty stylistic flourishes.
Umarbekov virtuosity is evident in his individual interpretation of Cubist principles, rendered with bright and sonorous colors. In his paintings, there is a kind of retro–memory that can be read in nuances and has connections with the rebellious experiments of modernism and the masters of the avant garde of the twentieth century.
It is Umarbekov’s desire for both continuity and innovation in his work that inspired the organizers of the exhibition at Andakulova Gallery, the opening day of which will be on 6th December 2017 in Dubai.
Andakulova Gallery in Dubai, United Arab Emirates presents the work of talented artists from Uzbekistan and the young independent states of Central Asia for the art lovers and collectors of this region. Here, among the sand dunes, serene waves of the Arabian Gulf and the unsurpassed luxury of the country, the canvases of Uzbek creators begin to play in very different colors, revealing new unexpected facets. The alluring world of the culture and art of Uzbekistan is revealed in a new light, rich in historical heritage but connected to the latest trends of global art. The high craftsmanship and the sincerity of the artists of Uzbekistan intrigues and delights contemporary art connoisseurs the world over.
Andakulova Gallery aims to create, support and inspire dialogue between the Middle East and Central Asia through art by promoting Uzbekistan’s artistic luminaries in the global art market. To realize this goal, Andakulova Gallery is active in many international cultural spheres, bringing personal exhibitions of the astonishing works of contemporary Central Asian masters to galleries around the world.
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Inkas Vehicles is the proud official and exclusive automotive partner of the Parus Festival, happening for the first time in Dubai, UAE. The 3-day unique open air music festival will take place on 2nd of November until 4th of November 2017.
More than 20 russian and international pop stars, including Taisia Povaliy, Nikolay Baskov, Svetlana Loboda, Leonid Agutin, Timur Rodriguez and many more will perform in an fantastic show at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, opposite Burj Al Arab. Tickets are available on PlatinumList.net and MPremiere.
Inkas Vehicles is proudly announced as the official automotive partner for the concert of Irina Dubtsova on 22nd October 2017. Auto Radio UAE presents a solo concert in Dubai for “The Newest and The Best one” tour including amazing live performances.
The event is taking place at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray – Music Hall, starting from 19:30pm. Tickets are available on PlatiniumList.net or on 04 557 8600
Ulugbekhon Maksumov runs one of the most largest factory in Dubai, specially designed to armored vehicles and cars. The Inkas Vehicles company is an armored vehicle manufacturing company licensed to operate in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. And he is ready to share his secrets of success.
What did you start with? Was it easy to convince people to join your project?
Born and raised in Uzbekistan, I worked as a Sales Manager in the automotive manufacturing sector where I gained experience and learnt the fundamental of sales, production process, management, procurement and logistics. I moved to Dubai in 2006 and established my first company Gulf Auto Trading, a one-stop-shop for all vehicles need, trading worldwide from the MENA region since 2008. Following the success of my first project and the potential I had foreseen in the armored vehicles manufacturing industry, I then opened the doors of my next projects: Inkas Group in 2008 and Inkas Vehicles in 2012 – set as the largest armored vehicles manufacturing factory in Dubai to date.
I actually was approached to open businesses in the MENA region due to my professional reputation. I believe in the old fashion way: our customers are our friends, we build long term relationships – therefore I have always experienced a freedom that not many can afford.
Could you, please, speak a bit more about the new vehicles developed by your company?
During the first quarter of 2017, we have been focusing on the production of our APCs and luxurious commercial vehicles as we have successfully been awarded our 20th contract this year, including a large quantity in excess of 50 vehicles to be delivered to government in Africa.
Suited for SWAT, Border Patrol, law enforcement agencies and military operations and designed for Military operations in challenging combat zones, the Inkas Titan-D APC is the latest variant of the Inkas Titan range of military vehicles which includes the Inkas Titan APC, the Inkas Titan-V APC both built on the Ford F550 OEM chassis and the Titan-S APC which is a smaller version built on the Toyota Land Cruiser 70 series OEM chassis.
We have developed two new Cash-in-Transit Vehicles with the latest Armored GMC Savana CIT vehicle being in high demand. In addition, luxurious commercial vehicles such as Mercedes, Maybach or BMW transporting the delegates and VIP guests have been produced in high quantity in 2016-2017 using the latest model of chassis.
We are now in stage II – design and manufacturing of a new APC, based on a shorter OEM Dodge chassis, more compacted and allowing up to 8 personal, available for pre-order.
What is your view of the changes in recent years with regard to armored vehicles market?
The market is in constant evolution: more threats, more organized combined with either new technologies or a back-to-basic approach witnessed in the past years in Europe. The attacks appear to be close to unpredictable in the way they are being carried away.
We saw new development of technologies in regards to certain protection levels, materials as well as the development of upgradable components in regards to the performance, stability and maneuverability.
Security systems such as vehicles surveillance, tracking and signal protection as well as ambushed detection systems are on the rise.
During the course of the past 12 months, the market has been seen the demand moving over the APC “Armored Personal Carrier” vehicles which are military vehicles in our focused regions comparing to commercial vehicles. We also noticed an increased requirements for CIT vehicles which is the reason we developed 2 new Cash-in-Transit armored vehicles in a matter of 6 months due to client requests.
We believe and have seen that being a one-stop-shop where we are able to source all requirements makes us more trustable within the market. This is a global trend we’ve seen and experienced with our clientele which is looking to deal with one company doing it all.
Do you plan to export new vehicles to Asia and Europe and did some countries show an interest in buying?
Our clientele is mostly based in the MENA region and Asia. We are expanding our target market with recent new projects based in Europe. West Africa is a market that has increased considerably within the past 12 months which has shown interest in our armored vehicles. We have the capacity to ship worldwide.
What kind of future do you foresee for INKAS Vehicles in general?
Inkas Vehicles main objective is to be the ideal one-stop shop solution for both Armored Commercial and Military vehicles, alleviating the procurement process of using several vendors as a result of speeding up the entire supply-chain process. With over 1000 vehicles designed and manufactured in its Dubai Head Quarter since 2012, Inkas Vehicles latest product have caught the attention of professional with successful pre-orders. We look forward for an exciting year ahead.
What could you advise your colleagues and partners, including us, in order to get better in our work?
There are many paths that can lead you to success. However I believe into the achievements: success can come and go – whether achievements are what will set you apart as it will remain forever.
I would recommend few key points to reach out to opportunities and turn them into a successful route.
Be grateful of your journey 2. Be determined 3. Have faith: go after what you want and believe in what you can achieve 4. Making a major decision? Think twice, don’t rush 5. Success is a roller coaster: be ready to accept the challenge of ups and downs that goes along the way 6. Your team and entourage is a must: you need to surround yourself with people you trust.
As I always say, if you want to go fast – go alone, if you want to go FAR – go together.