May 21, the Day of the adoption of Islam by the Volga Bulgaria in a Kul Sharif mosque, the Museum of Islamic culture and Gallery of Tatar Shamail opens an exhibition at the First All-Russian Art Contest "Shamail of my family."
The competition has received 300 works from different cities of Russia from St. Petersburg to Tyumen, as well as from Kazakhstan and Australia. The exhibition is formed of 90 works that the jury included in a short list.
Our heritage is presented at the Museum of Islamic Culture by more than 40 ancient shamails from private collections of Tatarstan regions, Kazan city, Nizhny Novgorod region and Chuvashia. Here, for the first time a unique selection of traditional Tatar shamails is displayed that greatly surpasses by quality and quantity the collections of museums of Kazan and the Republic.
Among shamails that you will see, there are several works dating from the late XIX century. Most shamails of XX century were created Tatar masters during the Soviet era. Their names, with few exceptions, remain unknown.
Further development of this art is demonstrated at the Gallery of the Tatar shamails are 50 works by contemporary painters and calligraphers. These works havepassed pre-competitive selection stage, and participate in a contest to determine the finalists.
Today, competition works made in traditional technique of painting on the reverse side of the glass, and other techniques - drawing, painting, stamping, lithography, computer design.
The exhibition provides an opportunity not only to get acquainted with traditional and modern art of shamail, but also voting for your favorite item on the website of the Museum Reserve "Kazan Kremlin" and RT Religious board of Muslims. The winners will be announced on June 12 on the eve of "Gien" in Bolgar.
Opening ceremony to be held May 21, at 15:00