YARAT! Contemporary Art Space on Friday presented a new “COMMONIST” project devoted to multiculturalism in Baku.
The opening of the exhibition took place on Sept. 21 and was attended by the First Lady of Azerbaijan Mehriban Aliyeva.
The exhibition will run until October 22 and feature works by 19 artists, which have completely different views on this exciting theme. The name of “COMMONIST” project appeals to the universal sense, broader than any political meaning.
“COMMONIST” is a citizen of the world, forced to put up with the changed rules of human coexistence, rather than a citizen adhering to the left or right views. In its judgment, it is guided by values common to all of mankind.
There are tens of hundreds of definitions of multiculturalism, the authors of which are politicians, sociologists, philosophers and writers. YARAT! Contemporary Art Space offers artistic interpretation and ambiguous phenomenon that has affected everyone.
Each of the authors has proposed his own definition of multiculturalism – sometimes positive, sometimes negative, but in most cases with a huge question mark.
Project participants are: Afat Bahirova, Aida Mahmudova, Ali Hasanov, Jemma Sattar, Faiq Ahmad, Fahriyaa Mammadova, Farid Rasulov, Ilkin Huseynov, Leyla Aliyeva, Mahmud Rustamov, Mammad Rashidov, Niyaz Najafov, Orhan Huseynov, Parviz Jafarov, Rashad Babayev, Rashad Babayev, Sitara Ibrahimova, Tarlan Gorchu and Vusal Rahim.
Founded in 2011 by Aida Mahmudova, YARAT! is a non-commercial, private organisation dedicated to the promotion and nurturing of Azeri Contemporary art nationally and internationally.