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Azerbaijani art to be discussed in Victoria and Albert Museum

7 February 2014 15:04 (UTC+04:00)
Azerbaijani art to be discussed in Victoria and Albert Museum

By Nigar Orujova

A lecture on the Azerbaijani art will be delivered at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, on February 12.

The lunchtime lecture will start at 13:00.

Jameel Prize short-listed Azerbaijani artist Faig Ahmed and expert guests as they discuss the cultural landscape and developments in contemporary art in Azerbaijan with reference to works in the "Jameel Prize 3" exhibition, which continues in the V&A until April 21.

The panel discussion includes Suad Garayeva, a writer and curator specializing in art of Russia, the Caucasus and Central Asia and Dina Nasser-Khadivi, an independent curator and consultant, specializing in Contemporary art from the Middle East, Iran and the Caucasus.

Faig Ahmed is modern artist whose work deconstructs motifs and formulae of Azerbaijani carpets, which remain a popular art form on walls and floors across Azerbaijan its neighbors. Ahmed also works with YARAT Contemporary Art Organization to support culture in Azerbaijan.

YARAT is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to nurturing an understanding of contemporary art in Azerbaijan and to creating a platform for contemporary Azerbaijani artists, both nationally and internationally.

Through YARAT, Ahmed took part in the 55th Venice Biennale 2013 in an exhibition entitled "Love Me, Love Me Not" and curated "Zavod", an exhibition featuring 29 emerging artists from Azerbaijan and taking place in an ex-Soviet air conditioning factory in Baku.

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