Azerbaijan, Baku, May 31 / Trend /
An exhibition of modern art of Azerbaijan and neighbouring countries was hosted on May 30 within the framework of the 55th International Venice Biennale, in the city of Venice of Italy.
Azerbaijan's First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva attended the ceremony.
The exhibition, where works by 17 artists from Azerbaijan, Turkey, Russia, Iran and Georgia related to modern visual art are demonstrated, is called "Love me love me not".
The exhibition organized by "YARAT!" Modern Art Space led by Aida Mahmudova will be functioning until November 24.
Curator of the exhibition is Dina Nasser Khadivi, who has mainly been specializing in the modern art of the Middle East, Iran and Caucasus, and earlier worked as a specialist at the Christy auction.
The basic peculiarity of the exhibition is that the works being displayed here allow to closely sense the dynamics of each nation, reveal hidden sides of a forgotten or unknown history and to show the view style existing in these countries.
Wide range of media and object type of materials, as well as video installations and paintings are demonstrated at the exhibition.
Historical themes impressed by personal experience, features of a modern life have been reflected in these works.
The basis of the exposition by Azerbaijani artist Sitara Ibrahimova devoted to the Nagorno Karabakh war and called "the Limit" is formed by photos taken by employees of the Red Cross Committee during the war.
Belongings of those missing during the war and people living at the moment in Aghdam and front-line area have been reflected on these photos.
In other works, video installations, the artists have expressed their feelings and view of the world in an interesting fashion.
Having employed colours and painting techniques, authors of the works tried to portray descriptive information and their knowledge of art history.
They have also depicted details of movement peculiar to human nature and abstraction by various forms of modern art.