President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin presents the “Pushkin” Medal to Leyla Aliyeva
The 8th Moscow International Modern Art Biennale opened in the Russian capital, October 29.
Vice-president of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Leyla Aliyeva attended the opening ceremony.
Held in the Russian State Tretyakov Gallery, the exhibition is dedicated to the theme “Orientation in Space”. Over 50 works of art by 34 artists from 11 countries are displayed at the Modern Art Biennale.
Multimedia installations of Azerbaijani artists - “The Idea Of Maintaining Aesthetics” by Orkhan Mammadov and “Eternity” by Leyla Aliyeva - are presented in the exposition.
Motifs of over 50 Azerbaijani carpets related to various periods are collected in the installation by Orkhan Mammadov. Motifs replace each other in the art-object made by the artist using artificial intellect.
The artwork “Eternity”, made in the video-art genre by a creative team of 20 people, spearheaded by Leyla Aliyeva, embodies human courage.
Austria’s Albertina Museum, with the most abundant collection of graphical artworks in the world, is a partner of the Moscow Biennale, for the first time. Artworks of 11 renowned artists of the 20th century, preserved in the museum, are displayed in the common cultural space.
Dmitri Chernyakov, the curator of the main project of the Biennale and author of the complexes “Federation” and “Moscow-city” in Moscow, has combined different themes and genres in a few pavilions in small capsules and houses in a common dialogue. According to him, making all these diversities agree with each other was not an easy task. Therefore, the exhibition is called “Orientation in the Space”.
Artists from Russia, Austria, Bahrein, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Italy, China, Netherlands, the USA and France also participated in the Biennale.
Shooting of a film about People’s Artist of USSR, Vice-president of the Russian Art Academy Tahir Salahov will take place during the exhibition. The film will be demonstrated in the framework of an enlightening programme about the ties between the classic and contemporary arts.
The exhibition will continue to function until January 22, 2020.