Exhibition: Farid Rasulov: 1001 Skewers

Friday, Jul 13, 2018 at 8:00am


Based in Baku, Azerbaijan, Farid Rasulov trained to be a doctor at the Azerbaijan State Medical University and has since become an artist. Rasulov draws his subjects from the traditional, cultural practices that slowly become erased from the Azerbaijani collective memory in the face of a rapidly modernizing and globalizing social - political context. Rasulov’s project at Laumeier continues his current exploration in sculpture based on complex, cultural references from the Caucasus.

Farid Rasulov: 1001 Skewers is a large - scale, sculptural installation inside the Aronson Fine Arts Center using more than 1,000 kebab skewers with configurations based on Azeri fairy tales. Bird, 2018, is a monumental, outdoor sculpture commission - the concrete artwork is a formal extraction of geometric, abstract shapes inspired by Asian carpet ornaments. Rasulov’s two installations are whimsical, humorous applications of design techniques inspired by Rasulov’s heritage in Azerbaijan.

Curated by Dana Turkovic; supported by an Independent Artist Project grant from CEC Artslink.

Location: Skewers - Gallery

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