“Flight to Baku. Modern Azerbaijani Art Exhibition” Moscow February 4 - February 24, 2013

The “Flight to Baku. Modern Azerbaijani Art Exhibition” was inaugurated at Moscow’s Multimedia Art Museum with support from the Heydar Aliyev Foundation and joint organizational assistance by Azerbaijan’s Embassy in Russia and the “Baku” magazine, February 4. In an opening ceremony attended by Vice-president of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Leyla Aliyeva, Russia’s influential persons, public figures, people of art and guests coming from various countries of the world were present. It was noted that, so far demonstrated in London, Berlin and Paris, the exhibition has been successful continuation of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation’s activity towards promotion of the Azerbaijani culture around the world. The exhibition was welcomed with much interest in the Russian capital too. The exhibition, which is scheduled to continue until February 24th, exhibits 107 works by 21 Azerbaijani artist working in painting, sculpture, installation, video-art, performance and photo genres. Most of the works have been specifically created for the exhibition. Director of the Multimedia Art Museum Olga Sbivlova underlined the event’s importance and said such an exhibition was a significant event in the cultural life of the Russian capital. O. Sviblova thanked the Heydar Aliyev Foundation for the support in the organization of the exhibition and emphasized the roles of Azerbaijan’s First Lady, President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Mehriban Aliyeva and Vice-president of the Foundation Leyla Aliyeva in multilateral promotion of the Azerbaijani art and culture.