Qatar Russia

2018

Qatar Russia 2018 Year of Culture aims to strengthen relations between the State of Qatar and the Russian Federation and to celebrate the vibrant complexity of both nations and their people. Through partnerships between key Qatari and Russian cultural organizations, prestigious institutions and individuals, a rich programme of major exhibitions, activities and community outreach events will explore the Past, Present and Future of both countries, showcasing their unique diversity, as well as the shared interests of their citizens.

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UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

PEARLS

Dates: 10 JULY- OCT. 2018

Venue: State Historical Museum, Moscow

The pearl exhibition will reveal the story of the history of pearls in Qatar and Russia and how it indirectly brought the two countries together. The exhibit for the first time will showcase a collection of jewellery made of freshwater pearls, born in Central Asia and Russia.

CONTEMPORARY ART FROM QATAR: REFLECTIONS

Dates: NOV 2018 TBC

Venue: Managae, St. Petersburg

The aim of this exhibition will focus on the reflection of the Qatari contemporary society. Using the metaphor that the society is established by building: Building literally through materials and the reflection of what is going on in the country. As a result of physical change of the country, the change affects the society and reflects back in many forms of expressions.

TWO AVANT-GARDES OR THE DESCENDANTS From the Tretyakov Gallery

Dates: NOV 2018 – Jan 2019

Venue: Fire Station Artist in Residence, Doha

This exhibition will present the art of members of “the second wave of Avant-garde” in contrast with the art of their great predecessors. Thereby the exhibition will demonstrate both historical continuity and the potential development of established models of creation of new forms.

The exhibition aims to highlight the most significant achievements of the Russian art of 1950s-1960s that, according to the director of the center of art and media (ZKM) Peter Weibel , outran similar European artistic practices of the second half of the XXth century. 

Upcoming Events

RUSSIAN FESTIVAL         

Dates: NOV 1-4 2018

Venue: Museum of Islamic Art - Park

A Russian Festival will take place at the Museums of Islamic Art during fall of 2018. The festival will showcase Russian cultural elements such as dance, performing arts, music, art, food, etc.

RUSSIAN FILM SCREENINGS

Dates: OCT 10 - NOV 15 2018

Venue: Museum of Islamic Art

In partnership with the Garage Museum, the Doha Film Institute will screen prominent Russian films at the Museum of Islamic Art.

ST. PETERSBURG CULTURAL FORUM

Dates: NOV 2018

Venue: St. Petersburg

The St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum is an exclusive cultural event at the end of the year, a unique debating stage that gathers thousands of experts in the field of culture from all over the world. Among them – theatre and opera stars, ballet dancers and coaches, outstanding directors and musicians, authority and business representatives, academic community leaders.  In 2018, Qatar will be the guest of honour in the forum and a number of events will be organized by a number of culture sectors in Qatar during the forum.

ART RESIDENCE

Art-Caravan is an exchange project for all people around the world. Tranquil land in the dunes of the Qatar will turn into a residential camp where artists can work and share experiences.

GUEST PERFORMANCES OF RUSSIAN THEATERS IN DOHA

Russia’s greatest contributions to the art of theatre, from the plays of Anton Chekhov to the methodologies of Stanislavsky and Vsevolod Meyerhold’s “theater of the grotesque” to be presented in Doha. Guest performances of the most famous Russian drama theatres: Moscow Art Theatre of Anton Chekhov, Theatre of Nations, Gogol Centre and others.

CLASSICAL MUSIC PROJECTS

Possibilities to have musical concerts with famous Russian musicians such as Art director and conductor Theodor Kurentzis and Anna Netrebko one of  the most famous Russian contemporary opera singer.

PHOTOGRAPHER’S JOURNEY

A number of photographers from each side travel to the countries’ most incredible places, in authentic expedition through the year. Discover and capture each other’s culture, traditions, nature etc. Exhibition in both countries Russia and Qatar as a culmination.

PAST EVENTS

QATAR INTERNATIONAL FOOD FESTIVAL

Dates: 15th -25th March 2018

Venue: Sheraton park – Doha

A yearly festival by Qatar Tourism Authority, in this year’s edition, a Russian Chef is performing live to the public in celebration of the year of culture.

SOFT OPENING

Dates: 18th Dec 2017

Venue: Central Manege- Moscow

Qatar Embassy organized a cultural event to celebrate the national day and give the Russians a taste of Qatar culture, which was highly appreciated by the Russian and was a great start introducing Qatar Russia the year of culture. During the event, the year of culture logo was unveiled and the announcement of the cultural year took place.

OPENING CEREMONY

Dates: 24th Feb 2018

Venue: Katara

Qatar Museums in collaboration with Qatar Ministry of Culture and Sport and the Russian Ministry of Culture organized an opening ceremony performed by Igor Moiseyev Ballet marked the beginning of the Qatar Russia 2018 Year of Culture

QATAR INTERNATIONAL FOOD FESTIVAL

Dates: 15th -25th March 2018

Venue: Sheraton park – Doha

A yearly festival by Qatar Tourism Authority, in this year’s edition, a Russian Chef is performing live to the public in celebration of the year of culture.

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