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The Azerbaijani National Carpet Museum has hosted a presentation
of the book 'From Cult to Culture' by the artist, film director,
Ph.D. in Philosophy, and art theorist Teymur Daimi.
The author spoke in detail about the book written for a wide
range of readers interested in spirituality, faith, tradition,
mysticism, and other contemporary cultural issues, Azernews
reports. He also answered questions from the participants of the
event and exchanged views with them.
The guests were also presented with copies of the book 'From
Cult to Culture'.
Note that the book introduces the definition of 'visual
anthropological practice' as an alternative to what is
traditionally called 'art'. Rethinking the foundations of visual
practice leads the author to the conclusion that this practice did
not appear to satisfy the aesthetic needs of a person, not for
artistic knowledge of the world or 'reverse comprehension of
He argues that the purpose of visual experience since the
beginning of human history has transcended both art and culture in
general. This book is dedicated to revealing what is behind this
The Carpet Museum regularly holds multiple events, including
international symposiums, conferences, and numerous exhibitions.
The museum stores over 14,000 exhibits of the finest Azerbaijani
In 2019, the museum received a national status for its
significant contribution to the popularization and promotion of
Azerbaijani carpet weaving art.
The Carpet Museum successfully cooperates with many foreign
museums and influential international organizations.
The museum also holds a number of exhibitions and scientific
conferences to attract visitors of all ages, without exception,
including visitors with disabilities.
Around 70,608 people visited the museum last year.
Moreover, the museum has received a Certificate of Tripadvisor
Travellers' Choice for the fifth time and the Humay National Prize
- another indicator of the museum's successful activities.
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