The exhibition ‘Turkistan in Old Photos and Ceramics’ featuring masterpieces of the State Museum of Oriental Arts funds and collection of the Institute for the History of the Material Culture of Russian Academy of Sciences opened on February, 3, 2007 .
The Hermitage-Kazan Center, Kazan, September, 10 2008 – October, 31 2008
The exhibition featured more than 70 works, including paintings and sketches, by Amir Timergaleev, a Kazan-born Moscow-based artist of the late 20th generation, known as “free figurativeness”.
Timergaleev is a citizen of the world, who travels in space freely and feels equally natural among the hustle and bustle of Moscow as well as beautiful sites of Venice, Paris, London and Santiago.
The State Museum of Oriental Art, Moscow, April 24, 2009 – June 21, 2009
The exhibition celebrated Tatar shamails, a kind of traditional religious calligraphy, which is considered as one of the most unique traditions of the Volga-Ural region, featuring some 70 objects drawn largely from the collections of the Mardjani Foundation, The State Museum of Fine Art of the Republic of Tatarstan and private ownership.
From July 6, 2009 to September 6, 2009 the State Museum of Oriental Art in Moscow held “The New Ark” addressing the St.-Petersburg Art School - an exhibition of the St.-Petersburg based Kazakhstani-born artist Hamid Savkuev. It was organized as a presentation of more than 100 works, including paintings, schulpture and several graphic works, introducing the artist to the Moscow audience.
An idea of Black Square, a manifest of Suprematism would never strike a traveler to Turkistan.
An exhibition catalogue introduces works of Russian artists, who lived and worked in Middle Asia in 1920-30s and now are associated with Turkistani avant-garde, an original blazing phenomenon in cultural and artistic life of Soviet Russia and USSR. The publication is also supplied with a number of historical essays on schools, groups and artists of ‘Turkestani Avant-garde’.