By Laman Ismayilova
An exhibition of foreign artists has opened in Baku as part of the "Maiden Tower. To Be a Woman" Contemporary Art Festival.
As part of the festival, stunning art pieces of talented artists Barbara Sturm (Austria), Bouillon Bouillon Group (Georgia), Tatyana Fedorova (Moldova), Ksenia Fink (Germany), Hamed Sahihi, Samira Eskandarfar (Iran), Yeshim Agaoglu (Turkey), Victor Ben Tzvi (Israel) and Zeigam Azizov (UK) were showcased at the Baku Museum of Modern Art, Trend Life reported.
The event brilliantly reflects issues of gender equality through contemporary art. The exhibition aroused great interest among viewers.
The curator of the project, Sabina Shikhlinskaya stressed the importance of the project in further strengthening of culture between the countries.
The festival topic was linked to the 100th anniversary of the liberation of Azerbaijani women.
At the beginning of the 20th century in the context of important historical and political events, the first women liberation movement was launched in Azerbaijan and with the establishment of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic, it became the first Muslim country to grant election rights to women, as early as in 1918.
A women's role is making its greatest impact in our society. Nowadays women are playing a major role in many important areas.
The project initiated and curated by Honored Artist of the Republic of Azerbaijan Sabina Shikhlinskaya. "Maiden Tower. To Be a Woman" festival was organized and implemented in partnership with several diplomatic missions in Baku and government institutions and cultural and art organizations.
All cultural events in the framework of the festival were open for public - local residents and foreign guests.
The project is the third large festival sponsored by the European Union Delegation, following "IMAGINE-Euro Tolerance Festival" and "FANTAZIA-Cultural heritage festival", promoting European values and principles. The season's next big EU-sponsored Festival, FANTAZIA, is scheduled for November 1-15.
Laman Ismayilova is AzerNews’ staff journalist, follow her on Twitter: @Lam_Ismayilova
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