Baku to host exhibition of Farida Garayeva
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.