Paul Michael Taylor, Director Smithsonian Institution Dept. of Anthropology, Asian Cultural History Program sheds light on Bayramov’s photographs visual documents of cultural history. Not only do the photographs function as inspiration for Bayramov’s paintings, but more importantly, the works stand on their own, imbued with importance and insight into Turkmen village life from 1960-1980.
Friends of Oriental Rugs (FOR), an affiliate group within the Textile Museum of Canada’s membership program, participated in a short tour of our space followed by a show-and-tell of the members’ rugs and textiles. In an informal arrangement – sitting in a circle FOR members and the DBAF staff enjoyed an informal conversation and remarks regarding the objects.
My Life Belongs to Art and Art Belongs to the People—in 2014, the first North American exhibition of Bayramov’s paintings was hosted in the home where Bayramov lived during his 2012 stay in Canada, which would later become the Bayramov Museum.
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On display in the Bayramov Museum’s permanent exhibition space is a rotating selection of Durdy Bayramov’s work, divided into five thematic galleries.
Through the Eyes of Durdy Bayramov: Turkmen Village Life, 1960s-80s features black-and-white photographs taken by the artist Durdy Bayramov in the rural villages of his native Turkmenistan.