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Azerbaijani artist Faig Ahmed weaves his way to Dubai for his design debut

Azerbaijani artist Faig Ahmed weaves his way to Dubai for his design debut

Mixing traditions with modernity

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Faig Ahmed debuts at Fairmont The Palm, in a new exhibit to distort and re-invent traditional carpets

In partnership with Cuadro Gallery, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts welcome conceptual Azerbaijani artist Faig Ahmed, as he takes part in the 'art@fairmont' residency programme from now until May 5th, 2014.

Baku-born, Faig Ahmed, is an artist who's speciality lies in weaving carpets, based on the artistic qualities and aesthetics associated with traditional Azerbaijani rugs. He is known for his surreal sculptures which reinvent the traditional carpet-weaving practices of his cultural homeland — captivating his audience with modern reconstructed final products.

In the Eastern part of the world a carpet is often regarded as an indestructible icon and is deeply respected as a visual and decorative item which is seen in many households. Ahmed's work transforms these everyday items by creating remarkable new carpets with an innovative outcome.

Azerbaijan artist Faig Ahmed Debuts in Dubai to Distort & Reinvent Traditional Carpets

Installations of Faig's work will be on display for visitors at Fairmont The Palm throughout the duration of his stay. Guests will also be able to get a deeper visual understanding of Ahmed's creative process and view his work-in-progress as he finishes an installation at the Fairmont, held every Thursday from 12pm-6pm.

Azerbaijan artist Faig Ahmed Debuts in Dubai to Distort & Reinvent Traditional Carpets

The artist who will also be taking part in Art Dubai this March, showed his enthusiasm about his UAE debut saying, "Participating in a residency program is a very interesting and unique experience for an artist to be able to have. I am looking forward to my three-month experience and feel that it will be successful for everyone involved."

Faig Ahmed's works are now on display at Fairmont The Palm until May 5, 2014.

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