Baku to host ex­hi­bi­tion of Farida Garayeva

Azer News - - Culture & Lifestyle - By La­man Is­may­ilova

Chris­tine Martens (New York), an artist and in­de­pen­dent re­searcher doc­u­ment­ing and writ­ing about tex­tile tra­di­tions of Cen­tral Asia in re­la­tion­ship to women’s rit­u­als and cer­e­monies, is among the par­tic­i­pants.

She has con­ducted field­work in Kyr­gyzs­tan, Uzbek­istan, Ta­jik­istan, Turk­menistan, Kaza­khstan and Mon­go­lia as a Ful­bright Scholar, IREX fel­low and Asian Cul­tural Coun­cil grantee. Martens will make a pre­sen­ta­tion on the topic Dis­tin­guish­ing Uyghur Felt Mak­ing in Xin­jiang: Pat­tern, Process and Rit­ual.

The sym­po­sium is co-or­ga­nized by the Azer­bai­jan Min­istry of Cul­ture and the Na­tional Car­pet Mu­seum.

The event aims at the ex­change of ideas on the com­mon her­itage of the Tur­kic peo­ples ‒ felt, as well as re­search and preser­va­tion of this craft’s tra­di­tions and cus­toms, the re­vival of in­ter­est in it, and its ap­pli­ca­tion in var­i­ous fields. Dis­cus­sions on Felt As a Tra­di­tion; Felt in Con­tem­po­rary Art; and Felt As a Fash­ion Trend top­ics will be held dur­ing aca­demic ses­sions.

In ad­di­tion, two the­matic ex­hi­bi­tions, work­shops, a fair ex­hi­bi­tion of felt prod­uct and a fash­ion show will be or­ga­nized within the sym­po­sium.

Me­dia part­ners of the event are Az­ernews.az, Trend.az, Day.az, Milli.az.

AThe ex­hi­bi­tion will be held as part of the tra­di­tional Fes­ti­val of Dec­o­ra­tive and Ap­plied Arts sched­uled for Oc­to­ber 24-31.

About 20 works by Farida Garayeva cre­ated es­pe­cially for the ex­hi­bi­tion "Azer­bai­jani car­pets in the works of world fa­mous artists" will be show­cased to art lovers.

The ex­hi­bi­tion aims at pro­mo­tion of the tra­di­tions of Azer­bai­jani car­pet weav­ing in con­tem­po­rary art.

Farida Garayeva grad­u­ated from the Azer­bai­jan State Univer­sity of Cul­ture and Arts.

She has taken part in many group ex­hi­bi­tions, plein airs and fes­ti­vals. For many years she oc­cu­pied the po­si­tion of ex­ec­u­tive direc­tor of the youth or­ga­ni­za­tion "Gәn­clәr әәbәkәsi" (Youth Net­work).

The Fes­ti­val of Dec­o­ra­tive and Ap­plied Arts is co-or­ga­nized by Min­istry of Cul­ture, the Ad­min­is­tra­tion of the State His­tor­i­cal and Ar­chi­tec­tural Re­serve "Icher­ishe­her", Youth Net­work as well as", the Azer­bai­jan State Art Gallery and the NGO Arts Coun­cil Azer­bai­jan.

The project aims to present var­i­ous types of arts and crafts and to pro­mote the de­vel­op­ment of na­tional art, and to iden­tify new tal­ents.

Var­i­ous sam­ples of dec­o­ra­tive and ap­plied art - batik, tapestry, ce­ram­ics, stained glass, jewelry, car­pets will be show­cased at the fes­ti­val.

Arts Coun­cil Azer­bai­jan is an in­ter­na­tional and in­de­pen­dent art plat­form. The or­ga­ni­za­tion is the head of the In­ter­na­tional Arts Coun­cil Net­work op­er­at­ing in dif­fer­ent coun­tries around the world. It was cre­ated by Dadash Mam­madov in 2006.

The main pur­pose of the or­ga­ni­za­tion is to pro­mote Azer­bai­jani cul­ture and art.

Many pro­jects have been op­er­at­ing for many years un­der the aus­pices of the or­ga­ni­za­tion. Among them are Art Gazette, Pro­duc­tion Stu­dio, Azer­bai­jan An­i­ma­tion Mu­seum named af­ter Nazim Mam­madov, Art School Draw­ing School, "Un­der open air" plein air, Art Res­i­dence, and Youth Net­work.

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