The exhibition “Azerbaijan: A Land of Traditions and Future” in Cannes

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On July 10, 2014, inauguration of the exhibition "Azerbaijan: A Country of Traditions And Future" took place at the Festivals and Congresses Palace of Cannes.

 

President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Mehriban Aliyeva, director of the Festivals and Congresses Palace Claire-Ann Rex, member of the French National Assembly, chairperson of the Association of Friends of Azerbaijan Jean-Francois Monselle delivered a speech at the opening ceremony.

 

The objective of organising the exhibition “Azerbaijan: The Land of Traditions and Future”, which includes a few exhibitions, is to promote Azerbaijan’s old and rich history and culture abroad.

 

Paintings of Azerbaijani artists devoted to France, all directions of the Azerbaijani carpet school, wide-range of hundreds years-old carpets and carpet products, samples of coppersmithery, national garments, national music instruments, and ceramic items found during archaeological diggings were exhibited at the exhibition. A stand-alone section was created at the exhibition as a continuation of the exhibitions organized by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation on the occasion of Nizami Ganjavi’s 870 jubilee in various countries. Visitors were presented publications about Azerbaijan published by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation.

 

Then a concert by the Gara Garayev State Chamber Orchestra, conducted by People’s Artist Teymour Goychayev, took place at the Festivals Palace of Cannes.

 

The exhibition continued until July 31st.

 


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The Days of Azerbaijani Culture held in the French city of Cannes with the organizational support of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation has received coverage on Euronews TV Channel. The concert and exhibition organized within the framework of the Days of Azerbaijani Culture was talked about in the plot devoted to the event, and it was noted that the main exhibition...