On 5th February artist Farhad Farzaliyev took to the deck to lead a Zoom dance party. Think 80s & 90s tunes.
Farhad works predominantly in the medium of installations, but also paintings, graphics, photography and sound. He is member of Artists Union of Azerbaijan since 2011 and member of Yay Gallery of the YARAT Contemporary Art Space since 2013. He has participated a large number of group exhibitions around the world. He is represented in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in Baku. Farhad Farzaliyev lives and works in Baku.
Farzaliyev has featured in many exhibitions in his native Baku, and a growing number around the world including Russian and Germany.
Listen to Gazelli Art House founder Mila Askarova in conversation with Ed Vaizey and Charlotte Metcalf on the Country & Town House "Break Out Culture" podcast. Perle Fine, Claudia Hart and Jann Haworth's exhibtions on show at Gazeli Art House until 23rd Janaury 2021 were discussed, along with insights into the life of a Mayfair Gallerist as Gazelli Art House moves into its 10th year on Dover Street.
On Tuesday 9th February Jann Haworth and Griselda Pollock met over Zoom to discuss Jann's artistic process, the arc of making, the link between Fine Art and Craft, the ethical responsibility of artists, the 1960s Pop Art scene, the Hollywood movie industry and the surrealism of the everyday.
On 29th July we had the pleasure of hosting multimedia artist Federico Solmi for the Gazelli Connect Live. Solmi’s work utilizes bright colors and a satirical aesthetic to portray a dystopian vision of our present-day society. His exhibitions often feature articulate installations composed of a variety of media including video, painting, drawing, and sculpture. Solmi uses his art as a vehicle to stimulate a visceral conversation with his audience, highlighting the contradictions and fallibility that characterize our time.
On July 22nd we had the pleasure of speaking with the collective BRIGHTBLACK as part of our Gazelli Connect Live. Learn more about their VR projects and practice.
BRiGHTBLACK is the company of artists Simon Wilkinson and Myra Appannah. They began collaborating in 2018 after independently creating two of the UK's largest ever virtual reality based shows: SOMNAI and Whilst The Rest Were Sleeping. Together they create immersive artworks and playable culture using video game and immersive technologies. Their work has featured at Tate Modern and enjoyed touring to over 30 nations on six continents .
On the 3rd July we had the pleasure of welcoming the current Gazell.io resident Harminder Singh Panesar for a Gazelli Connect Live. Singh is a digital transpersonal artist whose work explores subjects related to the nature of reality and the mystery of life. In his practice the artist focuses on spiritual themes that include Sacred Geometry, Fractals in nature and Mandala’s. Using digital techniques his art takes the form of still images and animation.
During this residency he will be exploring, what to me is an important and fundamental aspect of reality and existence; that of impermanence / change.
On June 10th we welcomed Khaleb Brooks for a Gazelli Connect Live ahead of his digital performance at the Borders Finissage.
Brooks' works blur the lines between history and futures in an attempt to explore the possibilities inherent in liminal spaces. A liminal space is in between worlds, dislocation, non- citizen, without rights, non- being. All of Khaleb’s works highlight ancestral folklore and use surrealism to re- imagine and ritualise black/ poc queer people as both futuristic beings and representations of the deep past.
On 19th of June artist James Ostrer joined us live on Instagram as part of Gazelli Connect. Catch upon this discussion today.
Ostrer’s practice often tests the limits of the body politics in the ever evolving analysis of the western body, sexuality, and society. His works appear as a catalogue of self- destructive behaviors, and are also managed in such a way that while transgressing themselves as odes to great works of historical art practice, they become re-packaged eye candy for uncomfortable consumption.
On June 3rd we had the pleasure of welcoming performance artist Fyodor Pavlov-Andreevich in conversation with James R. Hedges IV for a live conversation on our instagram channel. They discussed political angles in art and the affects of current world events on the artistic practices.
Fyodor Pavlov-Andreevich is a visual artist and curator, as well as writer, theatre director, and filmmaker. He exhibited with Gazelli Art House several times: he had a solo exhibition ‘Decorative Sacredness’ in 2019 and participated in group shows ‘her shey qayidacaq’ and Photography Exhibition in 2018.
James R. ("Jim") Hedges, IV has been an active art collector and patron for over 25 years. He has served on The Drawings Acquisition Committee at the Museum of Modern Art, as a National Council Chair for the Aspen Art Museum and a Founder of The American Friends of the Tate Gallery amongst others.
On May 27th we had the pleasure of welcoming Derek Boshier for a live conversation on our instagram channel.
Derek Boshier is an English artist, among the first proponents of British pop art. His contribution to that scene was a strong satirical edge, which distinguished his work from his contemporaries. Taking a non-hierarchical approach to the use of popular images has been a long-running theme within Boshier’s work, making use of the Pepsi logo in place of the rising sun and other iconic images such as Kellogg’s cornflakes logo and iconic striped toothpaste image.