The Ministry of Culture of Tatarstan Republic
The Public Chamber of the Republic of Tatarstan
Yelabuga State Historical-Architectural and Art Museum-Reserve
Foundation for Cultural Heritage of Yelabuga
The VIII-th International Art-Symposium "Legend of Love"
Elabuga, 21-30 July, 2013
The Republic of Tatarstan possesses the richest historical and cultural heritage. The representatives of various people, with different customs and ways of life live here for many centuries in the full harmony. Yelabuga takes the special place by representing a striking example of harmonious coexistence of the most different cultures and faiths.
Yelabuga is a beautiful city with a thousand-year history, a wonderful example of unity of various cultures and ancient traditions. Our city traditionally is a place of creative dialogue of artists, poets, young talents. Not casually Yelabuga is named a source of inspiration and Mecca for artists. The greatest painter and graphic artist I.I.Shishkin was born and has grown here. In Yelabuga one can feel a special atmosphere of culture, spirit of olden time and beauty.
Annually Yelabuga attracts representatives of creative intellectuals to establish professional contacts and exchange of experience. The big role in it plays Yelabuga State Museum Preservation, which constantly enlarges the sphere of the activity by developing and realizing new creative projects.
Art projects which have got the international status since 2010 are of great importance among them. During the last years in the art symposiums took part more than 200 artists from 13 countries of the world: Turkey, Scotland, Egypt, China, India, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Russia.
From 21th till 30th of July, 2013 Yelabuga State Museum Preservation conducts the VIII-th International art-symposium «Stories of Love».
Legends of love existed since time immemorial. They are characterized by their own poetics and aesthetics; they reflect the history, spiritual and moral quest of the people who created these works. Often the basis of them fit actual events and facts.
The purpose of the VIII International Art Symposium "Legend of Love" is the statement lofty ideals in the relationship between man and woman, and the chanting of love for the country, as described in the ethnic folklore, to popularize the works of folklore in the painting of modern Russian and foreign artists, opening theme "Tales of Love "through the interpretation of folklore through visual forms.
The purpose of the VII-th International art symposium «The Lullaby» is the statement of cultural traditions of a family, as important component of national consciousness in the modern fine arts, the popularization of ethnic folklore in painting and graphic art of modern Russian and foreign masters.
— To invite artists from different regions of Russia and abroad for participation in the VШ-th International art symposium "Tales of Love".
— Acquisition of Yelabuga State Museum-preservation funds by works of artists-participants of the VШ-th International art symposium "Tales of Love".
— Formation of a travelling exhibition composed of participants' of the VШ-th International art symposium works.
— The edition of the catalog and the creation of the VШ-th International art symposium "Tales of Love" video version.
During the symposium artists should create 1-2 pieces depending on the creativity. Works can be performed in painting (canvas, acrylic, oils) or graphics (unique graphics, print graphics).
Artists will be provided with ready canvases (for painting, the size is no more than 100 х 100 cm) and paper (for the graphics, no more than 2 sheets of Whatman paper).
Paints, brushes, arts, cutters and printing forms participants bring themselves.
Obligations of the parties
1. Obligations of organizers:
— To provide the equipped accommodation for carrying out of the symposium;
— To prepare canvases and a paper by application of the participant;
— To provide easels and chairs for work;
— To provide hotel accommodation and three meals a day;
— To ensure the organization and holding of a round table on the art of the VIII International Symposium on "The Legend of Love";
— The organizers, if necessary, can provide the translation into English and German languages for foreign participants during activities of the symposium program;
— To organize a cultural program for participants of the symposium;
— To organize the exhibition in the Exhibition hall of Yelabuga State Museum Preservation on the termination of symposium;
— To publish an album-catalog of works created during the VII International art symposium "The Legend of Love"; and give one copy to the participant gratuitously.
2.Obligations of participants:
— The participant who received an official invitation from the organizers must confirm his participation in the VIII International Art Symposium "Legend of Love" in the electronic version;
— To transfer all works created during the symposium to the possession of Museum Preservation gratuitously and to transfer exclusive rights to the Museum Preservation for the further use, reproduction and the publication of these works;
— To provide the information, the digitized photos of the works created at the symposium, the detailed description of works (material, technics, tools, the size, the year of creation) for the publication on web sites, in catalogs, in presentations and other information-advertizing materials;
— To take a personal participation in activities, organized within the scope of the VIII-th International art symposium"Legend of Love" program;
— Transportation costs, tools and materials (brushes, paints, printing forms) at the expense of the arriving party.
— In the VII-th International art symposium "Tales of Love" can take part only the participants invited by organizers (after giving of the questionnaire-demand);
— Persons interested in participation, members of participants' families can contact the organizers about the possibility of staying at a symposium at own expense;
— The participant doesn't have the right to demand any indemnification or compensation for participation in the exhibition and activities organized by its program, and also for an exposition of the works and/or for use in catalogues, on sites, in information-advertising materials of the VIII-th International art symposium "Tales of Love".
Organizers of a symposium
The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Tatarstan.
The Public Chamber of the Republic of Tatarstan.
Yelabuga State Historical-Architectural and Art Museum-Reserve.
Foundation for Cultural Heritage of Yelabuga.
Initiative group of the project
Gulzada Rudenko — general director of Yelabuga State Historical-Architectural and Art Museum-Reserve, the Honoured worker of culture of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Tatarstan, the winner of the Russian Federation Government Award in the sphere of culture, the adviser of the Head of Yelabuga metropolitan region for development of tourism and cultural heritage protection, a member of Public Chamber of the Republic of Tatarstan, a member of the Presidium of the Russian Museums Union.
Salavat Gilyazetdinov, a member of the Russian Federation Union of the artists.
Rabis Salyachov, a member of the Union of artists of the Republic of Tatarstan, the Honored worker of arts RT.
Terms and carrying out conditions
The VIII-th International art-symposium "Tales of Love" will be held from July 21 till July 30, 2013.
Payment for accommodation and meals, cultural program, providing easels, canvases and paper are at the expense of organizers;
Transport charges to Yelabuga back are at the expense of the arriving party.
The application form for participation is accepted until June, 15 2013. By the application should be attached 4-5 photos in an electronic version with the image of author's works of different subject areas.
The selected participants will be informed and officially invited for participation in the VIII-th International art symposium "Tales of Love".
423600, the Republic of Tatarstan, Elabuga, Gassara St., 9.
Fax: 8(85557) 7-89-38
Tel: 8(85557) 7-86-00
The Exhibition hall of Yelabuga State Museum Preservation of History, Architecture and Arts.
The Republic of Tatarstan, Yelabuga, Kazanskaya St., 24.
How to reach us
Moscow – Nizhnekamsk. The arrival airport: Nizhnekamsk.Transfer to Yelabuga – 30 minutes.
Train Moscow – Naberezhnye Chelny.Transfer to Yelabuga – 20 minutes.
Podnoskova Gulnara, director of the Exhibition hall of Yelabuga State Museum Preservation.
Gagarina Tatyana, a senior research assistant of the Exhibition hall of Yelabuga State Museum Preservation.
Parshikova Elena, art critic of Yelabuga State Museum Preservation.
Tel: 8 (85557) 7-89-38