Painting, Participation and Engagement = The Maiden Tower in Baku

    Activity: KE and Outreach activitiesTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Festival/Exhibition


    International painting event, to create a painted sculpture 40” x 40” x 30” model of the Maiden Tower, the city of Baku’'s iconic symbol. Situated in a civic square, the event highlighted the national styles of 20 artists' home countries. Although it was not conceived as a participatory event, my work generated a strong sense of ownership and achievement among audiences.. On the second day of the Festival, passersby of wide age ranges, nationalities and backgrounds spontaneously helped me complete the painting of my model. Subsequently the models have been located in public places; mine is in a traditional restaurant. Animators turned images of the sculptures into large scale dynamic projections on the real Maiden Tower during the Eurovision Song contest when it was hosted in Baku in 2012.
    PeriodMay 2010
    Event title1st International Art Festival
    Event typeOther
    LocationBaku , AzerbaijanShow on map


    • Maiden Tower
    • Baku
    • Contemporary Art in Baku