In 2021 the 5th edition of Digital November (in French “Novembre Numérique”) Festival, organised annually by the French Institute and its partners around the world, will be celebrated by French Embassy and French Institute in Azerbaijan in Baku in partnership with the Ta(r)dino 6 Art Platform. This year’s festival aims to promote global access to technology and increase the diversity of digital creativity and will be held in about 70 countries and 100 cities.
The main project of Digital November Azerbaijan is La Musée: Discourse on Happiness group exhibition that takes place from November 19 to 28 at Ta(r)dino 6 Art Space, Kichik Qala 58, in Icherisheher (open daily, 15:00 – 20:00).
La Musée: Discourse on Happiness is one of the iterations of a multifaceted project entitled La Musée which raises the question of representation of women artists in public collections and museums of modern and contemporary art in the West.
For the Baku edition of the exhibition, Azerbaijani and French artists are invited to reflect on the text Discourse on Happiness (1779) by the French philosopher, scientist and writer Émilie du Châtelet. This proto-feminist text is a philosophical insight on the theme of happiness, from the perspective of a woman who suffers the injustices of the society in the 18th century France.
In 2021, it is the turn of visual artists Fidan Abilova, Louisa Babari, Katya Ev, Esmeralda Kosmatopoulos, Shalala Salamzadeh and the poet Leyli Salayeva to talk about happiness. The exhibition will take place both inside Ta(r)dino 6 Art Space and in the form of a public art project – AR Installation titled “Twofold” by artist Shalala Salamzadeh and poet Leyli Salayeva.
For the duration of the Digital November, Ta(r)dino 6 Art Space will also host lectures and workshops. The full programme and updates are available on @tardino6 Instagram page and the French Institute social media.