2016 300 Words of Resistance, group exhibition, YARAT Centre, Baku, Azerbaijan (June 10 – October 9)
This immersive installation imposes a bodily challenge on the viewer by depicting the artist's introspective processes in space. Symbolizing internal resistance, the sculptures made in mixed media are ripped open to expose the personal struggles and act as physical manifestation of emotions associated with it. Executed in monumental scale and defying boundaries this work becomes an abstract embodiment of mental impulses of resistance. The use of gauze fabric in Mahmudova's recent works further accentuates the ideas of healing.
(From 300 Words of Resistance booklet, Baku, 2016)