Gazelli Art House Boosts Azeri Art Market With ViennaFair Stand – artmarketblog.com
Currently on show until the 23rd of September at the Hotel Messe Wien, VIENNAFAIR The New Contemporary 2012 prides itself on presenting a diverse range of art from the most dynamic and rapidly transforming regions of the continent, those being Central and Eastern Europe, while acknowledging the fact that the old geo-political and cultural dichotomies – East/West, North/South, and capitalist/communist – are no longer as relevant as they were in the past. The New Contemporary extends VINENNAFAIR program boundaries to encapsulate the Caucasus, the Russian Federation and Turkey.
One of the most talked about exhibitors at VIENNAFAIR The New Contemporary 2012 is Gazelli Art House. A commercial art organisation founded by Azerbaijan-born Mila Askarova, Gazelli Art House is dedicated to providing a new setting for the creation of contemporary art and delivering the message of the finest international artists to a wide audience of both new and established collectors. Located in the Caucasus between Russia and Iran, the 17-year-old Turkic republic of Azerbaijan has proven a fertile breeding ground for young artists – and is definitely THE market to watch.
After holding their first exhibition series in 2011, Gazelli Art House launched a permanent space on Dover Street, Mayfair in March 2012 and plans to enhance their business in Baku, Azerbaijan where they will relaunch their gallery space in October 2012 with a selection of new works by Aziz + Cucher.
Proving how popular Azeri artists have become, in January of this year Phillips de Pury & Company presented a special selling exhibition titled “Fly to Baku: Contemporary Art from Azerbaijan” with prices ranging £1,400 to £27,000. In February, Baku played host to the 012 Baku Public Art Festival—the first such event to take place in the Azeri capital.
The “012 Baku Public Art” Festival will feature the work of twenty-one of the finest emerging and established artists in Azerbaijan. Each has been given the task of creating a visual reinterpretation of a setting that holds significance for them within the city.”
Representing a spectrum of international artists that encourages dialogue between the global contemporary art community and that of Azerbaijan, Gazelli Art House is the perfect embodiment of the philosophy behind VIENNAFAIR – The New Contemporary
Exhibiting at Stand G13, Gazelli Art House will present new work by Khanlar Gasimov and Saad Qureshi. According to Gazelli Art House, for the ViennaFair, “Gasimov will present new photographic works which he creates using traditional dark room methods and frames using copper and wood.” In his new body of work, a series of installations and carbon drawings, Pakistani-English artist Saad Qureshi “‘borrows’ memories from people as he travels and then translates them into subjective landscape images.”
Gazelli Art House can be found at stand Stand G13 of VIENNAFAIR 2012 until the 23rd of September
**Nicholas Forrest is a Sydney/London based art market analyst, art consultant and writer. He is the founder of the Art Market Blog (artmarketblog.com) which offers independent commentaries as well as research and analysis on the current art market, and has recently been published in Fabrik magazine, Verve magazine, Visual Art Beat magazine, Australian Art Collector magazine, Art & Investment magazine and many others. Nic has made several radio appearances (both nationally and internationally) as an art market expert and has received press from the likes of the New York Times, Conde Nast Portfolio and Times of London.
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