Exhibition catalog and invitation to accompany Farid Rasulov’s solo exhibition at Laumeier Sculpture Park. 1001 Skewers, 2018, is a large-scale, indoor installation using more than 1,000 stainless-steel kebab skewers, with configurations based on Azeri fairytales. Bird #1, 2018, is a monumental, outdoor sculpture commission that uses geometric, abstract shapes found in Azeri carpet patterns. Rasulov draws his subjects from the traditional cultural practices that slowly become erased from the Azerbaijani collective memory in the face of a rapidly modernizing and globalizing social-political context.
Our design references the visual iconography presented in the artist’s work. A strong, angular sans-serif typeface supports this visual language and the metallic paper used for the cover references the kebab skewers in the artworks.