Beyond the Line, 2015 Azerbaijani Pavilion at the 56th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia

Azerbaijani pavilion at the 56th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia has been presented with support from the Heydar Aliyev Foundation and IDEA (International Dialogue for Environmental Action) Public Union. On May 6, 2015 inauguration of the exhibitions “Beyond the Line” and “Vita Vitale” took place in the Lezze Palace related to the 14th century in Campo Santo Stefano and Ca Carzoni. Vice-President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Leyla Aliyeva attended the ceremony. The exhibition “Beyond the Line” sheds light on the spirit of the artists who had remained in the shadow of the 20thcentury Soviet regime, and their love for freedom. Exhibitions of artists whohad opposed the communist ideology in the Soviet regime and wished to express their “revolutionary” position had never been organized; they could not leave the country. The exhibition “Beyond the Line” demonstrates the spirits of the artists that had so far remained in the dark, and their world of art. Works by seven artists - Ashraf Murad, Javad Mirjavadov, Tofik Javadov, Rasim Babayev, Fazil Najafov, Hussein Hagverdy, and Shamil Najafzadeh - are displayed at the exhibition “Beyond the Line”. The exhibitions continued until November 22, 2015. The Venice Biennale is the most respected and influential exhibition-action in the world’s contemporary art. For art amateurs, the Venice Biennale is a good opportunity to see contemporary pieces of art, present their creativity, meet persons of art, and discuss modern trends.