Exhibition Carpet Art: Evolution of Meanings +PHOTO

Exhibition Carpet Art: Evolution of Meanings +PHOTO

On Tuesday, September 23, the Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum hosts the opening of the exhibition Carpet Art: Evolution of Meanings. The project was on display in the Kazan Kremlin Museum-Reserve (Tatarstan) this summer, becoming the first exhibition of Azerbaijani art in the Republic of Tatarstan, Russian Federation.
The exhibition shows both traditional and contemporary carpets of Azerbaijan.
The Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum, the first museum in the world of its kind, preserving the most complete collection of Azerbaijani carpets worldwide, will demonstrate the amazing traditional masterpieces of carpet weaving art of the 19th and 20th centuries woven in different regions of the country. Every single one of these carpets embodies a particular regional tradition based on their ornamental features, colors, and techniques.
Contemporary carpet weaving will be represented by author works of Chingiz Babayev, popularly known as CHINGIZ. The Azerbaijani carpet weaving art, included within the UNESCO Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2010, is flourishing and is continuously enriched by new trends without losing its ancient traditions.
The contemporary artist, the bearer of traditions and cultural norms of his nation, shows the viewer sketches and carpets designed in his own language of ornaments and new carpet dramaturgy. He interprets them and creates contemporary art avoiding the distortion of Azerbaijani carpet weaving art traditions. This is the way the traditional masterpieces oppose the author’s new carpets, start a dialogue, overcoming distance and time.
Another part of the exhibition presents a documentary film, where CHINGIZ shares the secrets of the creative process and speaks about the philosophy of the traditional carpet and its contemporary perception.

Exhibition runs until October 17.

The Exhibition Hall, Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum
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