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Maiden Tower festival ahead

21 September 2017 [18:19] - TODAY.AZ

By Azernews

Enjoy Baku’s one of the biggest art festivals as the “Maiden Tower” International Art Festival returns to the capital city.

The 8th edition of the Art Festival will be held in front of the Maiden Tower on September 22-24, with organizational support of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation and the Administration of State Historical - Architectural Reserve “Icherisheher”.

Young artists, representing various creative centers, will create works reflecting synthesis and mutual exchange of distinct culture and traditions by decorating small dummy of the tower with national style.

Bahruz Kengerli, Javid Ilham, Orhan Garayev, Rashad Nuri and Vusala Agaraziyeva will represent Azerbaijan.

The artists will also help a group of children with disabilities from the Republican Center for the Development of Children and Youth, the children's homes of the Khatai, Nizami and Surakhani districts of Baku, as well as the Rehabilitation Center for Children with Down's syndrome.

At the end of the festival, 10 models of the Maiden Tower will be presented in various art centers.

Everyone visiting the square in front of the Maiden Tower will be able to watch the creative process and be in contact with the artists.

The festival aims to promote the Maiden Tower, one of the most ancient and mysterious monuments in Azerbaijan, through the art.

Maiden Tower located in the territory of Icherisheher is a symbol of the capital.  The Tower contributes to familiarization with ancient history and rich traditions of the nation, enrichment of worldwide cultural heritage and cross-cultural dialogue by serving as a piece of Azerbaijani architecture.

Baku is fast developing and expanding with modern structures, but Icherisheher or the Old City remains popular for visitors and locals alike.

The buildings here date back to at least the 12th century, a melting pot of different cultural influences. Often referred to as an open-air museum, the Old City joined the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 2000.


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