In Azerbaijan many people from very different backgrounds live alongside each other: the region combines European and Eastern civilizations, and here religion, philosophy, and political theories confront each other. It is a perfect sample of a complex society, which promotes acceptance of different languages and cultural backgrounds, the culture of living together mostly in harmony and equality in a multicultural and multi-religious society, supporting each other in a sometimes rough natural environment.
“Under One Sun. The Art of Living Together” aims to discover an artistic contemporary interpretation of the cultural diversity of Azerbaijan.
Thus, curators of the exhibition asked young artists to show their opinion and to express their freedom in a diverse cultural society. A group of young artists experimenting with mixed media challenges humanity to contemplate this crucial issue: the art of living together. Works by Hypnotica, a visual performance art group, and by installation artist Elvin Nabizade lay bare Azerbaijan’s cultural and ethnic diversity. Within the exhibition, artists present interactive multimedia projects, video mapping and installations. These artists used different media trying to show the combining element of traditional analogue and contemporary digital art in Azerbaijan.
“Under One Sun. The Art of Living Together” reveals Azerbaijan’s amazing and kaleidoscopic culture, from its origins and traditions to its diverse manifestations today.
- Installation view