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FAIG AHMED: MAGIC CARPETS

Faig Ahmed is an artist graduated from Azerbaijan State Academy of Fine Art in Baku. Since 2003, Ahmed has been noted for his interesting proposal, he works with different materials, especially fabrics and threads. With works ranging from sculptures to installations and videos, this artist has been very successful in Europe. One of his most striking work is his series of carpets. To create them, Ahmed unravels rugs with interesting patterns and then redesigns them with contemporary elements. Thus, the series is a fusion of traditional Arabic style with a contemporary intervention. Ahmed’s proposal is to creat pieces where the old will be integrated into the new way of seeing the world. This project also seeks to destroy existing stereotypes about Arab culture.

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