The Savitskiy museum in Nukus Uzbekistan is probably one of the most remote and remarkable collections in the world.
It was founded by Russian Igor Savitskiy who collected Avant-Garde Uzbek art during the soviet period of the 1920’s and 30’s.
I travelled in Uzbekistan for 10 days as a tourist with my girlfriend. We arrived in the capital Tashkent, flew East to Nukus, visited Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand before returning to Tashkent for the flight home.
Uzbekistan as an independent nation is 19 years old and like any adolescent it is experiencing a certain amount of insecurity about its identity. Continue reading