Open sculpture competition, held by the Culture Ministry of Azerbaijan, the Baku City Executive Authority and the Heydar Aliyev Foundation for erecting a monument to Hajji Zeynalabdin Taghiyev, has ended, APA reports.
According to the information, 26 projects were submitted to the competition. Submitted projects have been demonstrated in Heydar Aliyev Center and an explanation has been issued on the competition today.
Zafig Khalilov, the representative of Heydar Aliyev Center, said there were famous Azerbaijani sculptors- People’s Artists, such as Khanlar Ahmadov, Natig Aliyev, Omar Eldarov, Salhab Mammadov, and Honored Artist of Azerbaijan Azad Aliyev, as well as Jalil Qaryagdi, among competition participants. Well-known sculptor Rahib Hasanov, living abroad, also submitted a project to the competition. Besides famous sculptors, young artist-sculptors and foreign authors participate in the competition too.
The statue is expected to be erected on a square near the underground station “Icherisheher” (Istiglaliyyat Street).