Laumeier Sculpture Park presents the opening of Farid Rasulov: 1001 Skewers in the Aronson Fine Arts Center’s Whitaker Foundation Gallery, a large-scale sculpture installation using more than 1,000 stainless-steel kebab skewers, with configurations based on Azeri fairy tales. Bird #1, 2018, is a monumental, outdoor sculpture commission—the fiberglass artwork is a formal extraction of geometric, abstract shapes found in Azeri carpet patterns. Rasulov’s two installations are whimsical, humorous applications of design techniques inspired by the artist’s heritage in Azerbaijan.
The free, public opening reception features live Persian music by Dr. Siavash Zamiran, food (for purchase) from Balkan Treat Box food truck and Docent-led tours of the Park ($5 per person, free for Laumeier Members). Free, all ages.
Curated by Dana Turkovic; supported by an Independent Artist Project grant from CEC Artslink, Zymo Sculpture Studio, Joan and Mitch Markow, and Mary and James Canova.