As part of the traditional Festival of Arts and Crafts in the old part of Baku – Icheri Sheher, in front of the Art Tower art gallery, carpets of the Karabakh, Shirvan and Ganja schools in the style of street art were created. The main goal of the project is to promote the ancient Azerbaijani art of carpet weaving and the development of Street art.
In November 2010, the “Traditional art of weaving Azerbaijani carpets in Azerbaijan” was included in the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Street art is a trend in contemporary visual arts, a distinctive feature of which is a pronounced urban character. “Carpet weaving is one of the most significant and ancient types of Azerbaijani folk-applied art, the traditions and secrets of which were carefully kept and passed down from generation to generation. The carpet absorbs the desires and feelings of the one who wove it, passing on to us the secrets kept from the depths of centuries.
Here it is, the Azerbaijani carpet – ancient, magical, full of symbols and secrets. You can study it for years and still find something unfamiliar, revealing more and more new mysteries. Among the Azerbaijani carpets are Absheron, Ganja, Gazakh, Shirvan, Shamakhi , Karabakh, Guba, Nakhchivan and Tabriz.
International Duet-Symposium on Ceramics
This project was organized by the Azerbaijan Ceramics Center with the support of the Arts Council Azerbaijan. Given the rich historical traditions of Azerbaijan, as well as the urgent need to popularize our ancient craft of ceramics – since only autochthonous peoples have been making ceramics based on local clays for centuries. The purpose of such a duet of the symposium is to exchange experience and study the works in the field of ceramics by masters from different countries.
. At the same time, it is necessary to show the ancient traditions of ceramics of our country, especially since Azerbaijan ranks first in the world in terms of the palette of clays, as well as in the number of mud volcanoes. It is possible to perform sculptural works from ceramics in various types, genres, using classical and avant-garde methods.
Well-known professional ceramic artists from various countries of the world and the CIS are invited to participate in duet symposiums. Based on the works of the duet of symposiums, a collection of works of contemporary art in various types and genres will be created.
is an environmental project aimed at raising awareness to save the nature, greening the city and reuse the waste. We are an oil-developing country, & the symbol of oil is a metal barrel. The metal barrels are waste. Their export and disposal are very expensive.
This project creates an opportunity for their ecological re-use and spreading the message through art.