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21.11.2018 — 03.02.2019
EXHIBITION "SEVEN BEAUTIES"

Наголовное украшение для свадебной церемонии Азербайджан. XIX век Серебро, стекло, штамп, зернь, филигрань, золочение Азербайджанский музей ковра, Баку

Пряжка Азербайджан. XX век Серебро, стекло, монеты, штамп, зернь, золочение Азербайджанский музей ковра, Баку

From November 21, 2018 to February 3, 2019, the All-Russian Museum of Decorative Art will host the beautiful exhibition "Seven beauties", organized by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, the Ministry of culture of Azerbaijan and the Azerbaijan Carpet Museum. Exposition will gather exhibits from collections of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, the Azerbaijan carpet Museum and the State Museum of Musical Culture of Azerbaijan.

Concept of the exhibition is based on the poem of the Azerbaijani poet of the XII century Nizami Ganjavi "Seven beauties" and the ballet of the same name by the world famous composer Kara Karayev. The project comprehensively presents Azerbaijani culture in the synthesis of carpet, jewelry, miniature, national classical music, classical dance and contemporary art.

The exhibition space immerses the viewer into the legend of the seven beauties and Shah Bahram. The philosophical world of this important literary work for Azerbaijani culture will be recreated through the carpets, projections of book miniatures, objects of decorative and applied art, installations. The exhibition includes scenes from the ballet Kara Karaeva "Seven beauties" (1952, scenario I. Idayat-zade, S. Rahman and Slonim), written on the basis of the poem by Nizami Ganjavi, and archival materials on this staging.

The curators of the project are Emin Mammadov, Advisor to the Heydar Aliyev Foundation on Culture and Art, and Shirin Melikova, Director Of the Azerbaijan Carpet Museum, Chairman of the National Committee of ICOM Azerbaijan.