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Icherisheher Center for Contemporary Art will present four
visual mini-series of art works on June 14.
The exhibition "The Four Elements" will include four visual
mini-series of art works by Sabina Safarova, Mushfig Aliyev, Adyl
Hasanov and Emin Gakhramanov, who embodied four natural elements, Azernews reports.
Water, Air, Earth and Fire – sixteen freely interpreted
"portraits" that brought together different artists, both in terms
of their experience and age category. They prove, that the world
around us is an endless object of study.
The exhibition "The Four Elements" is an extraordinary view of
four artists on the world, in which four elements of equal size
embody its material Essence.
A world, where water, air, fire and earth "live" in an
inextricable symbiosis of interpenetration. Where one without the
other is unthinkable a priori. Where a person sees and feels each
of them according to that person's perception. And therefore,
comprehends by virtue of their own worldview.
As Sabina Safarova notes, the interweaving of
all four elements in one place is a unique phenomenon.
"Very few countries can brag about entwining all four elements
of nature- water, earth, wind and fire - in one location. The
Absheron peninsula simultaneously holds all these beauties.
Inspired by this, I decided to depict all four elements on canvas
and laid out the events around one central figure - the Maiden
Tower, which is the most majestic and mysterious cultural monument
of our city. Like a true lady, Maiden Tower hides her age.The date
of its construction remains uncertain to this day. There is no
universally accepted version of the purpose of creation and origin
of the tower, hence there are various legends associated with it,
which further fuel the interest of local residents and guests of
our capital," she said.
Mushfig Aliyev emphasizes that the elements for
him are the richness of ornaments:
" The elements for me are the richness of
ornaments, which is an integral part of the Azerbaijani culture,
which I relied on in creating this mini series. It was important
for me to create a symbiosis of the classical approach and the
Absheron school: alpha and omega, for my work," the artist
Adil Hasanov says that for him any element is,
first of all, a palette:
"For me, any element is, first of all, a palette. Each of them
has an incredible variety of colors and shades.Trying to
artistically express the essence of the four components of our
world, the task, one might say, is unsolvable. You can only touch
them... Through lines and images. Maybe that's why they were born on
canvases different in embodiment and direction. Perhaps even at
first glance they are not related to the series. Only the artist
operates with his own vision, and therefore my“arguments for
incarnation” became the very palette that absorbs every
manifestation of all four elements...," said Adil Hasanov.
Emin Gakhramanov sees the four elements through
the prism of love, joy, abundance of light:
"I see the four elements through the prism of love, joy, an
abundance of light... And in my mind all this is associated with a
Woman... In each of the manifestations of the elements, one can see
desire and passion that move this world. No matter what is
asserted, even contemplation does not deprive humanity of
appreciating what is bestowed upon us from above ... Like a Woman
who became the vessel for the continuity of life ...," he said.
Exhibition curator: Ivanaeva Tatiana
Exhibition opening: June 14, 2023 at 19.00.
Address: Center for Contemporary Art.
Icherisheher, st. Gulya, 15.
The exhibition will run through June 18, 2023. Admission is
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