Autumn 2003 (11.3)
in Print about Azerbaijan?
Since 1994, Unocal Khazar
in conjunction with Baku Art Centre has held an annual poster
competition, inviting artists to express their concerns about
the major issues of the day. Over the years, hundreds of posters
have been submitted to the contest.
This attractive Coffee Table edition provides the most vivid,
symbolic, chronological visual record that exists today of the
concerns that Azerbaijanis have felt as a nation during this
first decade of independence.
Poster Art, once an ideological tool manipulated by the State,
here enabled artists to express freely both the anguish as well
as the exhilaration of the birth pangs of the new nation. Life-as
reflected in these posters-has been precarious, fragile, uncertain,
confusing and tragic, but the underlying theme has always been
the hope that Azerbaijan will-someway, somehow-triumph and realize
Azerbaijan Today (10 Year Collection of Poster Art by Unocal).
88 pages. Baku Art Center, 2003. Paperback.
Contact: Rafael Gulmammadli of Baku Arts Centre, Aziz Aliyev
Street 4/6. Tel: (994-12) 98-45-48. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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