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“Visual Poetry” at the Kempinski Hotel Badamdar Baku

Kempinski Hotel Badamdar, Baku,will host the grand opening of Visual
Poetry, an art exhibition. The exhibition encompasses up to 50 artworks of well-known Azeri
artists, as well as two international artists: Bahram Khalilov, Hussein Hagverdi, Rena Effendi,
Sabina Shikhlinskaya, Salim Babullaoghlu, Sarah Knill-Jones, Nina Rodin and Yeşim Ağaoğlu.
The artworks presented include not only paintings,but also graphics, photos, video installations,
and poetry expressed in graphic compositions.

“Virtual Poetry” is unique combination of visual art and poetry that unites modern trends inthe creative process – says the art specialist Naida Samedova – despite the differencesbetween the types of art presented, visual art and poetry have merged in such harmony that the distinction ofstyles seems invisible. The power of word and image takes charge of the show.”

For the Kempinski Arts Programme art and culture are a necessity – not a luxury. As global challenges increase, the impact of art and culture become ever more important as part of our legacy to the next generation.

Kempinski Hotel Badamdar Baku reinforces this statement by organizingthe Visual Poetry Exhibition and offering its premises as a home to the artworks for the next couple of months.

It is a unique practice in Baku for the hotel to become a gallery. Kempinski Hotel Badamdar Baku has the objective to support local artists and promote culture by all means possible within the limits of its capabilities.

The Visual Poetry Exhibition is displayed on the first and second floors of the hotel building which houses the Kempinski Residences and Offices. It gives a great opportunity to introduce the art not only to those who will visit it as a gallery, but also to all participants of the large variety of events which take place in the hotel, from weddings to international conferences.

About Kempinski Hotel Badamdar Baku:

The Kempinski Hotel Badamdar Baku is a gleaming addition to the fast growing portfolio of Kempinski city hotels and was opened in September 2011. A resort within the city it offers outstanding facilities for business, leisure travelers and families alike. Facilities include 280 expertly designed rooms and suites, 38 fully-furnished and serviced residences, 36 fully furnished offices, 19 meeting rooms, a Ballroom, an Auditorium, two restaurants and two bars as well as tennis and basketball court, entertainment center and Aquapark.

About Kempinski:

Created in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group. Kempinski’s rich heritage of impeccable personal service and superb hospitality is complemented by the exclusivity and individuality of its properties. Kempinski now comprises a portfolio of 68 fivestar hotels in 29 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle Ea st, Africaand Asia. Each one reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage. The portfolio comprises historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts, and prestigious residences. Each one imbues the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski while embracing the cultural traditions of its location. Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotels.

To book or for further information visit

www.kempinski.com/press • www.globalhotelalliance.com

Issued by:

ZarifaMirzoeva - Director for Public Relations and Social Affairs, KempinskiHotel Baku,

Azerbaijan

1c., M.Mushfig Str., Badamdar, Baku AZ1006, Azerbaijan

Tel.: +994 12 538 90 90 ●Fax: +994 12 539 90 91 ● mobile: +99450 325