The Mugham Center exhibits stunning works of art by young artists [PHOTO]

The Mugham Center exhibits stunning works of art by young artists [PHOTO]

By Laman Ismayilova

The International Mugham Center showcased artworks created under the Youth ArtCamp Shusha and Baku project, reports Azernews via Trend Life.

The international project was implemented to mark the Year of Shusha in Azerbaijan.

Some 16 young artists were selected by the jury from applications submitted by National Commissions for UNESCO in foreign countries and participated in the Youth ArtCamp Shusha and Baku projects.

The exhibition featured colorful paintings by young artists from different countries inspired by the liberated districts of Shusha, Aghdam, Fuzuli and Jabrayil.

Culture Minister Anar Karimov addressed the opening ceremony of the exhibition.

He noted that the project was initiated by the Azerbaijani National Commission for UNESCO in partnership with the Azerbaijani Ministry of Culture and the Andorran National Commission for UNESCO.

The main objective of the project is to create a showcase of works of art for the visiting artists and to promote the fundamental values ​​adopted by UNESCO, in particular the sustainability of peace and the protection and promotion of the diversity of expressions. cultural.

In his speech, Anar Karimov spoke about Armenian vandalism on Azerbaijani territories.

Hundreds of historical and cultural sites were destroyed as a result of the Armenian occupation.

After the liberation of the historic lands, Azerbaijan started the reconstruction works and mobilized all its efforts to create lasting peace in the region.

The Minister expressed his confidence that the young artists witnessed the warmth and hospitality in Azerbaijan.

UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Cultural Diplomacy Hedva Ser said she was impressed by the photos of the city of Shusha before and after the Karabakh war. She underlined the importance of the works of art created within the framework of the project.

President of the Union of Azerbaijani Artists, People’s Artist Farhad Xalafov expressed his gratitude for the implementation of Youth ArtCamp Shusha and Baku.

The project coordinator, Honored Artist Asmar Narimanbayova, stressed the importance of the art project for young artists.

In conclusion, the young artists received certificates for their participation in the Youth ArtCamp Shusha and Baku.

A catalog of paintings by young artists will also be produced as part of the project.

Their works will be exhibited in Azerbaijan and other countries.

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Christopher S. Washington