On 30th April we had the pleasure of hosting and Instagram Live as part of Gazelli Connect with the British art duo Gibson / Martelli.
They create work with digital and virtual reality media. Incorporating live simulations, performance capture and computer generated models, their artworks possess an infinite duration, built within game engines that permit for complete audio-visual immersion. They playfully address the position of the self in relation to technology, examining ideas of player, performer and visitor – intertwining tropes of video games and art traditions of figure and landscape. Catch up on the discussion today.
On Wednesday the 22nd of April we were joined on Instagram Live by the artist Francesco Jodice, where he discussed his projects ahead of the participation in the online exhibition 'Borders'.
Through his vast photographic landscapes, Jodice focuses on global subjects such as economics, politics and religion. He often reveals events or moments that can go unnoticed, such as an intertwining of nature and concrete, geopolitics or human desires. Jodice creates dramatic narratives from everyday experiences.
On Monday the 20th of April we had the pleasure of welcoming Kalliopi Lemos for a live Q&A as part of Gazelli Connect. She discussed her past and present projects ahead of the participation in the online exhibition 'Borders'.
Lemos' works often explore the tension between inside and outside, body and spirit, material and immaterial that underline the restrictions and impasses we face in life. Often raising questions about power, migration and capitalism, her work is both powerful and elegant.⠀
On Saturday April 18th, 2020 as part of the Gazelli Connect initiative and ahead of their participation in the online exhibition 'Borders', we welcomed artist duo Aziz + Cucher for a live conversation on our Instagram channel.
Working together for the past two decades, Aziz + Cucher's work explores concerns around technology and the effect that global unrest may have on the human body and consciousness. Working in digital imaging, sculpture, animation, and video-installation the duo often create painterly work using new media. ⠀
On Friday April 17th, 2020 as part of the Gazelli Connect initiative we welcomed Andrey Blokhin from the artist duo Recycle Group, for a live conversation on our Instagram channel.
Recycle Group work aims to communicate bridging traditionally oppositional subjects, including classical with contemporary, physical and digital, human and machine.
On Wednesday the 8th April, 2020 as part of the Gazelli Connect initiative we welcomed gallery artist Giovanni Ozzola and collector, patron and director of both Volta and Pulse Art Fairs, Kamiar Maleki, for a live conversation on our Instagram channel.
Ozzola's works look into the human condition, examining the individual’s place within the magnitude of the universe. He focuses on light as a necessary material for vision, which he incorporates in his multifaceted practice encompassing sculpture, photography, and video art.
Jane McAdam Freud is an internationally acclaimed sculptor and multi-disciplinary artist. In her upcoming show at Gazelli Art House Baku, she aims to explore the psychoanalytic concepts of the shadow with a series of works on paper that traverse a line between figuration and abstraction. On the 1st April as part of the Gazelli Connect initiative we asked her some questions about the upcoming show and the influences of Freudian theory on her work.
Mary Gabriel (author of ‘Ninth Street Women’) speaks with Rex Stevens (guardian of Grace Hartigan’s Estate) and curator of our ‘9th St. Club’ exhibition Will Corwin.
An insightful conversation about the lives and spirit of the women who were part of the Abstract Expressionist movement, that would come define an era and echo throughout international art culture. Mary Gabriel is a best selling author whose biography of five of the women on show partly inspired this group exhibition, and is soon to be turned into a television series. Her research on the life and times of these artists is proof positive of their charismatic and long lasting impact on art history.
An artists’ talk between Francesca Blomfield (artist) and Matthew Collings (artist, critic, writer). Set against the backdrop of group show ‘Multiverse’ featuring Francesca Blomfield, Dustin Pevey and Christopher Battye the pair discuss our contemporary political context, mental health, anxiety and creative life.
An artist’s talk between RCA alumni Derek Boshier and French author, critic and curator Renaud Faroux. Set against the backdrop of Boshier’s Gazelli Art House show ‘Night and Snow’ the two discuss the artist’s process, lifestyle, high-profile friendships and evolution from pop-art to his enduring contemporary relevance. Supported by the RCA.