In Smolny art-works by an artist from Salekhard will tell about history of Yamal
10:59 4 декабря 2018
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The exhibition of pictures by the artist from Salekhard Mikhail Kanev was opened in Saint Petersburg within the Days of Yamal. The exhibition tells about historical events of the past of the northern land. It was organized by the Committee of Saint Petersburg on affairs of the Arctic, the Institute of artistic and humanitarian projects of Salekhard, the foundation “Cooperation of Yamal” and the representational office of Yamal in Saint Petersburg.
Mikhail Kanev is a native citizen of Salekhard — the capital of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug. Since childhood he has been interested in history of his native Yamal land. While age growing this hobby became the sense of his life. As an artist and a graphic artist he reflected history of Yamal in his pictures — from the Paleolithic time to the present day. He studied scientific works about the era of migration of peoples and formation of trade routes, as well as advancement of Christianity over the Ural range.
In the exhibition being presented in Smolny the artist shows construction of fortresses (Ostrog) and establishment of the power of the princes (knyaz) over the local population, development of river navigation, formation of the Obdorsk fair, fur trade and fishery. According to the representational office of the Autonomous Okrug in St. Petersburg, this exhibition is a kind of the artist’s meditation on the way to the country of unknown darkness in search for the gate to the Arctic.
Mikhail Kanev graduated from the art department of the inter-district school of culture and arts in the town Salekhard, the art and graphics faculty of the Omsk State Pedagogical Institute named after M.A. Gorki. During more than 20 years he worked as a teacher of the art department of the inter-district school of culture and arts, in institutions of additional education in Salekhard. He is the author of the educational program in the art of bone carving. Since 2007 he has been the head of the cultural center “Obdorsk Ostrog”, where he also promotes artistic creativity in the town and the region. He was awarded with the badge “The Honorary worker of general education of the Russian Federation”, he is a laureate of the special prize of the governor of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug for success in creating, preserving and promoting of cultural values of indigenous peoples of the North. Since 2005 he has been a member of the Union of Artists of Russia. In 2006 Mikhail Kanev was awarded with the title “The people’s master of decorative and applied arts of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug”. He is the owner of diplomas and a laureate of Russian and international competitions and festivals.