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Underground expo opens in Baku

22 May 2018 [16:22] - TODAY.AZ

By Azernews

By Laman Ismayilova

"Underground New Life" exhibition opened its doors in the National Art Museum on May 18.

The event was timed to International Museum Day, Trend Life reported. 

Every year since 1977 the worldwide community of museums has celebrated the International Museum Day on May 18. The theme chosen for 2018 is "Hyperconnected museums: New approaches, new publics".

The exhibition features works of the 1950-1980s artists Javad Mirjavadov, Tofig Javadov, Rasim Babayev, Kamal Ahmed, Ashraf Murad, and Gorkhmaz Efendiyev. Some art pieces are showcased  for the first time.

On the same day, Artlogos Art Club discussed the theme of the exhibition. The discussion was moderated by Rustam Huseynov.

"It's nice when the creativity of our brush masters is interesting to both young people and the older generation. Many guests of the exhibition saw the famous masterpieces of our masters for the first time. I hope that these events will increase the interest of  local art historians and the young artists in the creative heritage of people who managed to create their own distinctive style in painting," said Huseynov.

Underground art, is any form of art that operates outside of conventional norms in the art world. This can include essentially any genre of art that is not popular in the art world, including visionary art and street art.

The Azerbaijan National Art Museum is a treasure house that preserves  national moral values and cultural heritage. The museum holds more than 17,000 artistic exhibits, which have a rich history. The Art department was separated from the Azerbaijan State Museum in 1936 and organized as an independent museum by decision of the Council of People's Commissars. 

In 2006 thorough restoration work was carried out to the building and in 2009 a new exhibition was opened.


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