Infoevent at the Literaturhaus Zurich
Tuesday, 29th January, 2019, 19 pm
The South Caucasus in literature and art
Texts by Akram Aylisli and projects of artasfoundation
In January 2019 artasfoundation invited to an evening at the Literaturhaus Zürich which was held in two program parts.
The focus in the first part was on the Azerbaijani author Akram Aylisli and his book ‘Stone Dreams’. In his novel, Aysili contradicts the prevailing version in his country of the conflict with Armenia and tries to build bridges between the hostile nations. Despite the international attention, the book was prohibited in Azerbaijan and Akram Aylisli is persecuted, his books were burnt on public places, his theater plays were banned and he is not allowed to leave the country.
After an introduction on the situation by Sylvia Sasse, Thomas Sarbacher would read passages from the book ‘Stone Dreams’. The author was joining live for a conversation by skype connection.
At the second part of the evening, the audience was invited to learn more about the current art projects of the foundation. In conversations on tables with project managers and involved artist they discussed positions tougether.
Welcome speech: Barbara Ellenberger and Dagmar Reichert
Moderation: Sylvia Sasse
Reading: Thomas Sarbacher
The conversation with Akram Aylisli was hold Russian with German translation. Translator: Sophie Schudel.