Monday, February 15, 2010

To blessed memory of Leyla khanum Akhundzada...

Last week art community (and not only) of Azerbaijan suffered big loss – Professor, art critic, supporter of many artists in Azerbaijan, curator of numerous exhibitions and projects, including "Aluminium", International Biennale of Contemporary Art, Baku Azerbaijan and Azerbaijan pavilion in Venice Art Biennale, promoter of modern art in Azerbaijan, Leyla khanum Akhundzada, tragically died in a road accident.

This gentle, full of charm and charisma khanum was the professional who was using every opportunity to grow and develop...not only personally but developing, guiding and creating opportunities for people - many artists around her...painters, sculptors, photographers and many more...anyone who had something special to say...show...create...
She was one of rare I would say personalities in Azerbaijan who was not complaining about things that still need to change and develop but saw and noticed, listened and heard, brought up and supported talents, turned ideas into projects, opportunities to realities, knew history, literature and art of her country and was not only the critic, artist, curator, mentor but true cultural ambassador of Azerbaijan. Such an untimely death...

The only thought that somewhat soothes the pain is that Leyla khanum was lucky to leave behind students, projects and ideas...Fortunately her friends and colleagues surrounded her with love, friendship and respect when she was around them...she knew that we all loved her...

Allah rəhmət eləsin...May she rest in peace...
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4 comments:

Ismayil H .Kerim said...

Allah rehmet elesin ,
I like this bloq!

Joanne Chan said...

Leyla, I am so happy that our paths crossed in Paris last year. That is what we call "Yuan fun" in Chinese. My thoughts are with you and especially your daughter when I learned of the news. May you rest in peace. With lots of love, Joanne from Hong Kong

Paula said...

Leyla,You are part of some of my best memories. Your tenacity left a significant legacy to your country. Very admirable! My condolences to your closests ones. May you rest in peace. Paula (Colombia)

Anonymous said...

Cara Leyla abbiamo saputo solo oggi che non sei più con noi.
Ti ricordiamo sempre sorridente e permettici di dirlo siamo orgogliosi di averti conosciuta.Siamo vicini alla tua famiglia e a tutti gli amici del Ministero della Cultura che sicuramente hanno più di noi perduto una grande guida.
Gianni e Ivan
Venezia