September 30, 2019

The 8th International “From Waste to Art” Exhibition opens in the framework of the Nasimi Festival

The 8th International “From Waste to Art” Exhibition was inaugurated, September 30, in the framework of the 2nd Nasimi – Poetry, Art and Morality Festival.


The project has been implemented following the Heydar Aliyev Foundation’s initiative, with the organizational support of “Clean City” OJSC, enjoying the support of IDEA Public Association, Icherisheher State History and Architecture Reserve Department, and “Q Gallery” Art Gallery.


Sharing his impressions of the exhibition, Russian artist Fukrat Baychbayev said: “My artwork “Oriental Beauty” that I’ve made using waste metal praises the Oriental beauty, one of the most brilliant and charming images shown in the cultural legacy of eminent thinker Nasimi. He glorified this beauty in a number of his poems. The bas-relief has been made using various steel parts. I hope visitors will like it”.


Azerbaijani artist Shahnaz Aghayeva, giving information about her artwork, said: “The central meaning of the installation “Disclosure” embraces the concept of tuning stone brains to science and literacy. “Stone is one of the information carriers. The concept of comparing a human brain with stone becomes more precise, turning into a point of support to strive for development. I am delighted to participate in such an exhibition, and want to thank the organizers for the conditions created here.”


The artwork “Breeze of poems” by Sania Pribich from Croatia is comprised of seven horizontally hung pieces of foam plastic with newspapers glued on, and painted in blue. The artist said: “In Hurufism, the digit 7 is sacred. Movement of the packages by breeze at the place where the artwork is being displayed hints at the poet’s pseudonym. Nasimi’s creativity is a gift coming to us from heaven”.


The artwork “Dreams of Nasimi” by artist from Montenegro Luka Radoyevich is also very interesting. Talking about the work, the artist said: I’ve made four pictures of Nasimi’s childhood. The portrait made of plastic in the form of collage is the map of Azerbaijan. Here are his poems translated into English”.


Art works of 21 artist-sculptors from 14 countries are displayed at this year’s exhibition. Handicrafts of art people from Azerbaijan, China, Finland, India, Croatia, Jordan, Iran, Montenegro, Uzbekistan, Russia, Turkey, North Macedonia, Ukraine and Japan are presented here. Having been traditionally held each year, this year’s exhibition is dedicated to the 650th anniversary of great Azerbaijani poet and thinker Imadeddin Nasimi.


The exhibition “From Waste to Art” has been arranged since 2010. The From Waste to Art Museum has been functioning since 2015 in Gala settlement. The project demonstrates that art pieces may be created from waste materials. The primary objective is to instil in the population the importance of keeping the environment clean and make people refrain from throwing items they deem useless into waste bins before having thought once more.