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Ali and Nino, the masterpieces of Kurban Said, were first published in Vienna in 1937 and regarded as one of the century’s immortal love novels. This fascinating novel tells the story of two people who relate passionately to each other despite their different religions, cultures and war. It was this famous love that inspired Georgian artist Tamara Kvesitadze to create her monumental moving sculpture in 2010. The giant metal artwork, also known as the “Statue of Love,” consists of two somewhat transparent figures made of stacked segments. Each day at 7 PM, Ali and Nino slide towards each other, eventually merging as their segments pass between each other.