September 21, 2019

Works of the “Music in Stone” 4th International Sculpture Symposium are dedicated to great poet Nasimi

The 4th International Sculpture Symposium named “Music in Stone” got underway in the Gala Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum Complex.


Works created at this time’s symposium are dedicated to Azerbaijani poet and thinker Imadeddin Nasimi, whose 650th anniversary is being celebrated. 11 sculptors from 8 countries are participating in the symposium.


At the moment, sculptors from Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, China, Iran, Latvia, Romania and Russia are engaged in the process of creating their works they have dedicated to the Nasimi creativity, using a sandstone, at the Gala Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum Complex.


On September 30, presentation of these works will be arranged in the framework of the Nasimi Festival to be organized by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation.


Sculptor Said Ahmadi from Iran said this was his first participation in this project. He too, as other co-workers, will join the symposium with the work he is going to create by being inspired from Nasimi’s creativity: “Making these works takes a certain time. However, one should think that the result of these hardships will be good. We are working with all our strength. I hope this symposium will be interesting and well-remembered”.


Sculptor from Belarus Aleksey Vrublevski said that he is closely acquainted with Nasimi’s creativity. Ghazals of the poet have nicely impressed him. Aleksey Vrublevski said the work he is going to create is the result of inspiration he drew from Nasimi’s poetry. “It is my first participation in this event. It’s been a few days we have been working together. I’m hopeful I’ll manage to create a work which would be well in line with the Nasimi creativity”.


Our fellow citizen, Azerbaijani sculptor Farman Gasymov is working hard to join the symposium with his different and very interesting work “Consolation”.


“Holding such an event on an annual basis is very important. The fact that artists from various countries get together means also an exchange of art and experience. Another positive feature of it is that artists from foreign countries become closely acquainted with the Nasimi creativity. In short, the poet’s creativity is delivered to people by the language of art. I wish successes to all”.


Saying that he had participated in such great symposiums in most countries, Russian sculptor Nikolay Kalykhanov noted that he had participated with different works in each country, expressing confidence he would create a perfect work here deriving advantage from the Nasimi creativity.


Other sculptors too, underscoring the importance of the event taking place for the fourth time in Azerbaijan, said he hopes people will like these works that would be contribution to the symposium.


The 4th International Sculpture Symposium “Music in Stone” has been held since 2016.