April 5, 2012

Exhibition “Fly to Baku” due in Paris under the support of Heydar Aliyev Foundation

An exhibition titled “Fly to Baku” will open in Paris under the support of Heydar Aliyev Foundation.

The exhibition organized at the initiative of Mrs Leyla Aliyeva, Vice-President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, can be evaluated as a successful demonstration of Azerbaijan’s modern art, heavily influenced by the traditions of Eastern and Western culture.

The first presentation of the exhibition took place earlier this year in London’s Phillips de Pury & Company gallery.

The exhibition will be held at Salomon de Rothschild mansion. Supervised by Herve Mikaeloff, known as the organizer of different international exhibitions, the exposition features one hundred works covering ancient and rich traditions of the contemporary art of Azerbaijan.

 “Fly to Baku” features works, reflecting the specific look of Baku and rapidly developing modern Azerbaijan, by artists of various generations such as Agha Huseynov, Aida Mahmudova, Altai Sadykhzadeh, Ali Hasanov, Eliyar Alimirzayev, Tora Aghabayova, Enver Asgerov, Faig Ahmed, Fakhriyya Mammadova, Farid Rasulov, Irina Eldarova, Hussein Hagverdi, Leyla Aliyeva, Mammad Mustafayev, Mirnadir Zeynalov, Melik Aghamalov, Rashad Alakbarov, Sanan Alesgerov, Rashad Babayev, Orkhan Huseynov, Niyaz Najafov.

Paintings, installations, videos, photographs, performances - the exhibition is like a snapshot of the contemporary art scene with its wealth, its abundance, its contradictions and its authenticity.