until 25.02. | #3735ARTatBerlin | Q Gallery Berlin presents since 24 November 2022 the exhibition “History of one People” by the Berg-jewish artist Rami Meir. Due to the continuing high level of visitor interest, the special exhibition “Rami Meir. The Story of a People” is extended until 28 January 2023. Afterwards visits are still possible by arrangement until 25 February 2023.
Rahamim Migirov, known by his Israeli artist name as Rami Meir, is a representative of the Mountain Jews of Azerbaijan and with his talent a true bearer of the spiritual values of his people. Meir is one of the first to tell the world about the history of the Mountain Jews through his art.
The exhibition “History of one People” shows the diversity of the artist in terms of materials, subjects and themes. His thematic work is broad: History and culture of the Mountain Jews, Judaism in general, connection between people and creation, beauty of nature and people. His paintings introduce the basic philosophy of the God-given beauty of the world, the role and purpose of man as a divine creation, and the search for human destiny.
Many of the paintings on display belong to the large series of paintings “Mountain Jews”, which is a dedication to his people. Rami Meir reconstructs and documents the history of the Mountain Jews in his paintings. He authentically depicts the life of the Mountain Jewish people, reflected in the textures and ornaments of the fabrics, the architecture of the synagogues, the decorations of the homes, the masterpieces of the craftsmen and the images of the people. Being a part of this culture and knowing it from the inside out, Meier manages to show the spiritual core of his people, their deep wisdom and philosophy.
Something very special are Rami Meir’s embossed metal plates, his sculptures made of wood and photographs of jewelry coins made of precious metals, created after motifs of the artist’s paintings. His artistic portfolio is complemented by photographs of objects from the artist’s collection: old postcards, works of applied art, religious objects, jewelry, weapons, copper molded utensils, elements of folk costumes.
The exhibition offers a unique opportunity to learn about the life of mountain Jews in the South Caucasus.
About Rami Meir
Chairman of the Union of Mountain Jews of Russia
Member of the Union of Artists of Russia
Member of the Union of Artists of the Mountain Jews of Israel
Member of the Union of Writers of the Mountain Jews of Israel
He teaches the native language of the Mountain Jews Yuri within the project of the international non-profit foundation STMAGI.
- Rami Meir was born on 11 April 1962 in Baku, Azerbaijan.
- In 1981 he graduated from Art School 84 in Baku and specialised in “Embossing Art and Jewellery”.
- In the 1990s he emigrated to Israel with his wife and two young children.
- In 1990-2000 he studied the Torah, the books of the Jewish sages and the history of world religions. He worked in Israel as a designer, creating exclusive interiors with collectibles.
- In the 2000s, he travelled repeatedly to Moscow to work artistically in the field of interior design.
- Since the 2010s, he has lived in two countries: Israel and Russia.
- In 2019, he founded the Rami Meir Art Studio gallery in Moscow
and in 2020 he founded the creative group Rami Meir Art and began to participate in group and solo exhibitions.
- In March 2020, Rami Meir’s paintings “Caucasian Beauties” from the series “Mountain Jews” and “Queen of Sheba” were exhibited in a group exhibition in Florence, Italy.
- In August 2020, a major personal exhibition entitled “The Story of One People for the World” was held at the State Museum of Oriental Art (Moscow, Russia). The painting “The Mountainjews” was donated to the museum’s collection.
- In 2020, an important project was launched – Rami Meir’s collaboration with Azerkhalcha Ltd, the largest manufacturer of handmade carpets in Azerbaijan.
- In 2021, the personal exhibition “History of a People for the Whole World” was held at the Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum (Baku, Azerbaijan).
- In 2022, an exhibition entitled “Carpets as Art – Beyond Borders, Beyond Time” was held at the Azerbaijan Tourism Office in Tel Aviv.
- Also in 2022, the exhibition “Rami Meir – Return after 40 years” was held in the pavilion “Azerbaijan VDNH (Moscow, Russia).
Exhibition period: Thursday, 24 November 2022 – Saturday, 7. January 2023 – ATTENTION: extended until Saturday, 28.January 2023, after that day by arrangement until Saturday, 25 February 2023To the Gallery
Image caption: Rami Meir, Carpet, Pomegranate Garden, 2022,wool, hand-knotted, carpet manufacturer Guba, photo David Osipov
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