Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 7
by Vugar Imanov - Trend:
A lecture on modern art of Azerbaijan organized as part of "Jameel Prize 3" exhibition will be held at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Jameel Prize short-listed artist Faig Ahmed and a panel of guests will attend it.
The lecture will start on February 12 and will last until April 21.
Included in the panel discussion are Suad Garayeva, a writer and curator specialising in art of Russia, the Caucasus and Central Asia and Dina Nasser-Khadivi, an independent curator and consultant, specialising in Contemporary art from the Middle East, Iran and the Caucasus. Together they offer insight into the developing cultural infrastructure and growing number of projects that celebrate art of the region.
Faig Ahmed is an Azerbaijani artist whose work deconstructs motifs and formulae of Azerbaijani carpets, which remain a popular art form on walls and floors across Azerbaijan its neighbours. Ahmed also works with YARAT Contemporary Art Organisation to support culture in Azerbaijan. YARAT is a not-for-profit organisation 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.
Victoria and Albert Museum is the world's largest museum of decorative arts and design. It was founded in 1852. It is located in South Kensington.