October 10, 2017

“Melody of Stone” 2nd International Sculpture Symposium takes place with the Heydar Aliyev Foundation’s support

The “Melody of Stone” 2nd International Sculpture Symposium took place in Gala settlement of Baku, October 10, with the organizational support of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, supported by “Icherisheher” State History and Architecture Reserve Department, and “Q Gallery” Art Gallery.


20 sculptors from Azerbaijan, Turkey, Russia, Ukraine, New Zeeland, Iran, Tunisia, Jordan, Serbia, the Great Britain and China joined the symposium.


During the symposium, the participants created works in various themes using natural stones in the open air in Gala settlement.


Executive Director of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Anar Alakbarov, cultural and art figures attended the ceremony of presenting works.


Sculptors who were participants of the symposium shared their impressions.


British sculptor Ali Jabbar said he was very much pleased with his participation in the symposium. Saying “This is the second time I am in Azerbaijan. During my stay here, I have visited Baku’s places of interest. At the symposium, we tried to create art works, having come together with sculptors from different countries. I am happy to have presented my work to visitors. There are very professional sculptors in Azerbaijan. We have enjoyed very productive exchange of experiences. I want to thank the Heydar Aliyev Foundation and other relevant organizations for the conditions they have created for us”, - noted Ali Jabbar.


Turkish sculptor Nasrin Karacan, saying she has participated in such symposiums in the majority of the world countries, noted that this was her first visit to Baku. She said: “In Azerbaijan, I have witnessed a creative environment. Very good conditions have been created here for us. My work, called “Home”, which I’ve made for the symposium, explains that Azerbaijan is a kind of our home too. We sculptors participate in each country with a different work. I am happy to have created such a work here. I want to thank the leadership of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation for creating these conditions for us and, at the same time, everyone who has contributed to this work.”


Sculptor from Azerbaijan Suleyman Rustamov said: “Along with works of sculptors from a number of foreign countries, here are also displayed our works. My work is called “Heavenly Fish”. It describes the walk of a fish through times. I highly appreciate that such a symposium is held in our country. Representatives of the same art have come together here. This creates a favourable ground for mutual cooperation and exchange of art. This means also support for Azerbaijani sculptors. Of course, there will be more such symposiums in our country.”


It was also mentioned at the event that Azerbaijan was a member of the International Sculptors Symposium Alliance.


In the meantime, the “Melody of Stone” International Sculpture Symposium was first held in 2016, and 14 sculptors from 10 countries participated in that event. The works created in the framework of the symposium are displayed now in the “I Love” Park Complex in Khatai district, Baku.