November 9, 2013

Events devoted to the creativity of Nizami Ganjavi and Mahsati Ganjavi will be held in France

Events devoted to the 870th anniversary of Nizami Ganjavi and 900th anniversary of Mahsati Ganjavi, Azerbaijani geniuses of word, will be held, with support from the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, in the French capital and in a number of other cities.  


On November 12, inauguration of an exhibition devoted to Nizami Ganjavi is expected, in cooperation with Paris city’s 7th district Municipality and Paris Manuscripts and Letters Museum. At the exhibition, Parisians and guests of the city will have a chance to acquaint themselves with archaeological finds related to the period of Nizami – coins, samples of jewellery, household items, reproductions of miniatures drawn in medieval periods by Azerbaijani artists, pottery with miniatures and carpets and batiks  made on the basis of subjects of poems included in “Khamsa”. Photos made in Ganja late in the 19th – early in the 20th centuries, a mock-up of the thinker-poet’s mausoleum in Ganja, photos of monuments erected to the poet in the cities of Baku, Saint Petersburg, Moscow, Rome, Cheboksary and Beijing, as well as publications    related to Nizami’s creativity published by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation will also be displayed at the exhibition.


On November 13, a concert program with songs composed to poems of Nizami will be presented to the audience at the Azerbaijan Culture Centre in Paris. Cultural and popular events are intended to be held in Strasbourg, November 19.


Within the framework of celebrating the 900th anniversary of Mahsati Ganjavi, exhibitions and concert programs will be organized, by a decision of UNESCO, in the cities of Reims and Melouse of France, late in November and during December, with support from the Heydar Aliyev Foundation. Devoted to the creativity of Mahsati, who entered the history as the first Azerbaijani poetess, the events will give visitors a chance to acquaint themselves with the talented poetess’s creativity drawing attention with its philosophic essence.