On September 23, the Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum hosted the opening ceremony of the exhibition Carpet Art: Evolution of Meanings. Opening the event with a welcome speech, the exhibition curator Dr Shirin Melikova, Director of the Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum gave detailed information about the project. She mentioned that the first opening of this exhibition took place this year in July in Kazan Kremlin Museum-Reserve (Tatarstan). The rich exposition won the sympathy of the audience. Notably, this event was the first large-scale exhibition in the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan dedicated to Azerbaijani carpet weaving, its rich traditions.
The Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum’s exhibition provides an opportunity for visitors to discover the wonderful examples of traditional carpets of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Every single one of these carpets is a work of high art that reflects different regional traditions distinguished by their ornamental features, colors, and techniques. The audience will be able to watch the contemporary interpretation of ancient carpet art, the dialogue between past and present through the works of famous artist and sculptor CHINGIZ.
Following, Prof Mammadhuseyn Huseynov emphasized the high artistic content of carpet art, which is the most valuable tangible and spiritual heritage of our people. Rafael Gulmammadli, General Director of the Creative Association “Baku Art Center”, mentioned the importance of the project. He noted that the ornaments reflected on CHINGIZ’s carpets and encoded with mysterious meanings came from the artist’s deep imagination. In his speech, Chingiz Babayev reiterated that Azerbaijani carpet weaving art is an invaluable source for creative people and thanked the participants for their valuable comments on his work.
At the end, the guests got acquainted with the exhibition.
Exhibition runs until October 17.