Novruz caravan on Baku streets
17 MARCH 2015
Azerbaijanis’ loveliest holiday Novruz Bayram is around the corner. Today, the country celebrates the Earth or Last Tuesday (Torpag or Akhir Chershenbesi) prior to the main holiday to be held on March 20-21.
London to see works of Azerbaijani artist
11 MARCH 2015
The exhibition of one of the famous Azerbaijani artists, Farhad Khalilov will be held in London as part of the second Buta Festival of Azerbaijani Arts, a celebration of Azerbaijani art and culture across London, launched in November 2014.
“Romantic Mugham” drawing published on postmarks of Hungary
4 MARCH 2015
A splendid blend of three fabulous national instruments - the tar, gaval and kamancha - has gained a mandate to get published on postmarks in Hungary. "Romantic Mugham" by Chingiz Mehbaliyev, an Azerbaijani artist, which was first exhibited in Budapest in 2013, drew the attention of the Post Office for its unique composition.
Classic cars displayed in Baku
24 FEBRUARY 2015
The Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku has opened another unique exhibition, a show of classic cars on February 23. The exhibition, co-organized by the Automobile Federation of Azerbaijan, collections of Classic Remise (Germany) and "Schlumpf" (France), as well as the National Museum of cars, features cars produced in Germany, USA, France, Italy, Great Britain and the former Soviet republics since the inception of the automotive industry - that is, from the end of the 19th century.
Azerbaijani artist to feature works in Paris
18 FEBRUARY 2015
Creativity of the young and talented Azerbaijani artist, Maryam Alakbarli, has gained wide popularity not only in the country but also in the European countries. Maryam’s works will be featured in a new and very prestigious exhibition: “Art Shopping” festival.
Javad Mirjavadov’s artwork to be displayed at Sotheby's
5 FEBRUARY 2015
Azerbaijani artist Javad Mirjavadov’s artwork “Mother of God” (1987) will be displayed at Sotheby's auction in London. The artwork of the late artist, one of Azerbaijan's greatest 20th century painters, will be on display at Sotheby's on February 16-19 as part of the Buta Festival 2015 - a celebration of Azerbaijani arts and culture , AzerTag state news agency reported.
"Madama Butterfly" opera to be staged in Baku
29 JANUARY 2015
Azerbaijan State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre in Baku will host the "Madama Butterfly" opera (Chio Chio San) by Giacomo Puccini on February 7. Elena Bundeleeva, the soloist of the Belarus National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theatre has been invited to play one of the main roles of the play.
Yay Gallery to host Margret Eicher's exhibition
22 JANUARY 2015
Margret Eicher’s solo exhibition will be the first exhibition to be held at the YAY Gallery in 2015. Eicher is a German conceptual artist specialized in tapestry. She is famous for her enormous tapestries, in which she combines baroque imagery with well-known and familiar images of our information society.
National dancers win international tournament
15 JANUARY 2015
A charming Azerbaijani dance couple, Rual Iskenderov and Kristina Golubkina became the winners of the “Cup of Russian tsars - 2015”. The fifth International Dance Tournament was held in the Congress Hall of the World Trade Center in Moscow on January 10-11.
Shooting of "Gara Bagh" movie comes to end
8 JANUARY 2015
Shooting of the “Gara Bagh” feature movie in the Azerbaijanfilm studio named after Jafar Jabbarli, commissioned by the Azerbaijan Culture and Tourism Ministry ended. Director of the film is Amil Mamiyev, operator Rauf Gurbanaliyev, artist Aziz Mammadov, artistic director Jamil Guliyev, executive producer Arif Safarov and producer Mushfig Hatamov.