The exhibition presents paintings, carpets created based on the subjects of Meir's paintings in the collaboration of Rami Meir Art and JSC "Azerhalcha", embossed panels, sculptures and objects made in the technique of wood carving, photographs of objects from the artist's collection.
Azerbaijan is a multi–ethnic country tolerant of all religions, in which representatives of different peoples have been peacefully living together for many centuries. The history of the mountain Jews is also closely connected with Azerbaijan. The most famous village in which representatives of this small people still live is Krasnaya Sloboda, located in the Guba district.
Rahamim Migirov, known in the creative world in the Israeli manner as Rami Meir, is a representative of the mountain Jews, who has a truly unique versatility of talents, a true bearer of the spiritual values of his people. According to the curator of the exhibition Maria Filatova, "Rami Meir's activities are not just creative impulses of a bright personality. He was one of the first to take on a difficult and noble mission – to tell the world about the mountain Jews through art."
The exhibition "The History of One People" shows the diversity of the artist's work in materials, plots and themes. The topics of interest to the artist are extensive: the history and culture of the mountain Jews, Judaism, the connection between man and the universe, the beauty of nature and people. The plots of his works become a guide for the thinking viewer to a fundamental philosophy about the God-given beauty of the world, about the role of man as a divine creation, about people's search for their destiny.
The exhibition for the first time demonstrated the carpet "The Ascent of the Soul" based on the plot of the painting of the same name. This is a joint project of Rami Meir and the open joint stock company "Azerkhalcha". The carpet is made in a unique technique: the masters of carpet weaving managed to create a multi-layered relief surface, transferring the volume and movement of the picturesque brushstroke by the texture of the pile.
Many of the paintings in the exhibition belong to the extensive series "Mountain Jews". This is a separate project-dedication to his people. Rami Meir literally restored the history of the mountain Jews bit by bit, acted as a documentary historian. He conveyed as reliably as possible not only the external side of life, but also the aesthetics of the existence of an entire nation, embedded in the texture and ornaments of fabrics, the architecture of synagogues, the decoration of homes and shops of artisans, in the images of people. In addition, being a part of his culture, knowing it from the inside, Rami was able to reflect the inner spiritual life of his people, their deep wisdom and philosophy.
Remarkable are the panels in the author's technique of metal coinage, objects made of wood, photographs of decorative coins made of precious metals, created based on the artist's painting. The visual range is complemented by photographs of objects from Rami Meir's collection: works of decorative and applied art - cult objects, jewelry, weapons, copper-hammered utensils, elements of national costume, as well as collections of old postcards.
"It is a great success for every small nation when there is a person in it who becomes a guide of his culture to the big world", says Emin Mammadov, founder of Q Gallery.