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Posted On: 29 November 2018 02:41 pm
Updated On: 3 March 2020 12:15 pm

Russia is to join Doha International Book Fair as a guest country

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As a part of the Year of Culture Qatar-Russia 2018 a special Russian pavilion presenting leading publishing houses will open it’s doors to public at the Doha International Book Fair.

During the exhibition days the books of the major publishing houses – Strelka Press, Eksmo, Garage publishing programme, Artemiy Lebedev Publishing House – will be presented at the Russian stand alongside with the ‘Russia’s DNA’ and ‘Putin Biography’ by the General Producer of the ‘Russian Hour’ Alexander Korobko. The visitors of the pavilion will become acquainted with the Russian classical literature, art and culture issues as well as learn more about forthcoming projects in the frameworks of the Year of Culture Qatar-Russia 2018. Moreover, the guests will be able to relax in the lounge zone, play chess at the table designed by the famous Russian constructivist A.M. Rodchenko and discover the traditions of the Russian hospitality and take part in samovar-brewed tea tasting.

Doha Internaitonal Book Fair 2018

The design of the pavilion was inspired by Supremacism style - a concept developed in 1913-1915 years by Kazimir Malevich and used later in product & graphic design as well as architecture. Sharp geometrical shapes, forming abstract compositions and vivid colors has become a modern trend and the hallmark of Russian art of the XX century.

As part of the event a special program will be organized in the Russian pavilion. Guests will have an opportunity to attend film screenings, join master-classes in making tea from samovar or in creating their own designs for matryoshka as well as listening to panel discussions and lectures from the Qatari and Russian speakers. The Russian publishing houses’ representatives will come to International Book Fair in Doha especially to give lectures and Q&A-sessions. Kseniya Ezhova, the Project Manager of Art. Lebedev Studio, will tell about the modern design of the urban environment in Russia. Valeriy Ledenev, the curator of the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art library collection, will give a lecture on book publishing in the field of contemporary art and will talk about rare editions with speakers from Qatar National Library. Frol Burimsky, the curator of the fashion direction of the Year of Culture Qatar-Russia 2018, will present a lecture on the costumes created for the S.P. Diaghilev’s ‘Russian Seasons’. The State Tretyakov Gallery spokesmen, whose exhibition ‘Two Avant-guards’ opens in Doha on December 4th, are to speak about Russian avant-guard and its place in the history of art.

In the evening the guests of the Russian stand are invited to attend a special music performance featuring selected pieces of music of the Russian composers and to take part in discussions dedicated to the classics of Russian literature organized in the book club.

Source: Press Release