Artim Project Space is glad to invite you for the opening of the YARAT residency conclusive shows by Luke Burton (UK), Vajiko Chachkhiani (GEO), Gvantsa Jishkariani(GEO), Elturan Mammadov (AZ) and Zamir Suleymanov (AZ).
Each of the residents were offered temporary working spaces at the YARAT Studios were supported to develop works that will be presented at Artim as five solo shows.
Luke Burton's Crude Developments in Fountain Studies explores the way decoration is used within the urban environment to determine and shape a city's identity, often from a received historical model of what constitutes a city.
Vajiko Chachkhiani with his The Last Thing I Can Hold on to are Your Kind Words show presents a body of work that deals with the concepts of absence and presence. Gvantsa Jishkariani muses on the dominating mass culture of Kitsch in her Counterfeit Goods. Elturan Mammadov investigates Russian and Turkish influences over Azerbaijani vernacular culture in his Shephard's Dream. Zamir Suleymanov's Heavy Words deals with prevailing concerns and preoccupations of Azerbaijani society.
YARAT Contemporary Arts Space recently launched a residency programme that aims to further support local arts scene and encourage creative exchange between local and international artists. Residency invites international artists to stay and work in Baku for up to three months along with two local artists, who are given temporary working spaces as part of YARAT Studios and are encouraged to produce a body of work that results in shows at the Artim Project Space.