A multimedia project "Preserved Nature" has been presented at
Azerbaijan National Art Museum.
The project was demonstrated under the auspices of the
Azerbaijan Culture Ministry within the International Museum Day, Azernews reports.
The theme of this year's International Museum Day, "Museums,
Sustainability and Wellbeing", highlights an extraordinary museum
program on ecology, new art and curatorial practices, ecological
crafts and the textile industry. The project aims to promote
sustainable fashion and traditional women's arts, supporting the
UN's 2030 sustainable development goals.
In the multimedia project "Sustainable Fashion", presented at
the initiative of the Swedish Embassy in Azerbaijan, within the
framework of the multimedia project "Preserved Nature", two artists
- Lyudmila Kristeseva from Sweden and Gunel Ravilova from
Azerbaijan - create a multidisciplinary dialogue, considering
fashion, textiles and ecology through the prism of his work,
exploring gender, identity and perceptions of this in different
The Swedish Ambassador to Azerbaijan Tobias Lorenzson shared his
country's experience in environmental policy. Today, Sweden is a
leader among the countries most responsible for the state of the
environment. It ranks 3rd in the Ecological Efficiency Index.
"One of the key reasons for Sweden's success in ecology is that
issues are resolved not only at the level of national authorities
and companies, but also at the level of every citizen. The Swedes
strive for sustainable development in the economy, industry,
energy, education and even everyday life. Of particular importance
paid to the use of renewable energy sources," the ambassador
"Virtually all industrial enterprises in Sweden are constantly
implementing innovative solutions to increase efficiency and at the
same time reduce energy consumption. An important point is the
reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Sweden has set a target to
be carbon neutral by 2030. A major point is the creation of energy
systems based on renewable energy sources, waste disposal for the
purpose of obtaining energy, and many others. Over 99 percent of
Sweden's waste is recycled and reused in one way or another - a
phenomenon already dubbed the Swedish recycling revolution," head
of the diplomatic mission added.
The director of the Center for the Development of Children and
Youth of the Azerbaijan Ministry of Science and Education Firuza
Sultanzade, and the representative of the Department for the
Development of Children and Youth of the UNICEF Office in
Azerbaijan Nigar Nasrullayeva, spoke about the main aspects of
educational activities and practical steps to preserve nature. In
their remarks, they stressed the importance of the presented
Next, Agil Abdullayev's short film "On the shores of the Caspian
Sea" was presented to the guests of the event.
The short film explores climate change and environmental impact
through futuristic and mythological elements such as unicorns and
manipulated sun systems. This video art lends notions of myth and
fantasy with real-world environmental issues, providing a
thought-provoking conceptual commentary on the importance of
preserving Caspian sea for future generations.
The audience also enjoyed the "Echo" audiovisual live show that
envelops the space with the sounds of Azerbaijani ethnic musical
instruments such as tar, kamancha and drum in harmony with
electronic music, creating a unique sound field. The live
performance by Farhad Farzaliyev, Ibrahim Babayev, Timur Amirkhan
was a tribute to the beauty and power of water and nature,
emphasizing the importance of environmental awareness.
Educational programs for children and adolescents were aslo
organized as part of the event. Thus, the program showed animation
visualizations created by the winners of the international
children's drawing competition "Environment", held in Japan,
organized by Japan Quality Assurance Organization (JQA) and
International Certification Organization Network (IQNET) the
support of UNICEF Tokyo Office. An animated film "The Earth Speaks"
was also screened, based on the script of the world- renowned
animator-director Denis Thomopoulos.
The event organized by the Azerbaijan National Art Museum and
curated by Konul Rafiyeva within the framework of International
Museum Day represents a cultural field where discussions on
sustainable fashion, traditional women's crafts, and environmental
The presented art and curatorial projects explore different
perspectives of ecology, fashion, and identity, enriching the
cultural landscape and stimulating dialogue on the importance of an
ecological approach in contemporary art and society.
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