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’.
A role, shamails has always been playing in Tatar society, goes far beyond Islamic art. The Arabic script eponimizes both traditions of centuries-old written language and particular history and intellectual wealth of Tatars. This is the secret of revival of the art of Tatar Shamail in the 90’s of the last century and a growing vogue in the last decade.
A small and exquisite exhibition under run on June 18, 2010 – July 12, 2010 highlights remarkable aspects of the Arabic calligraphy from the 19th to 21st centuries.
From December 10, 2010 to January 24, 2010 the State Museum of Oriental Art with the assistance and direct participation of the Mardjani Foundation presents the "Morning Prayer" – the art exhibition of the Moscow artist Azzam Atakhanov. Over 40 works from the museum and private collections will be exhibited there. Paintings of the artist are rich in contrasting colours, exquisite combinations of tints and tones.