Gazelli Art House’s latest show in Baku is a mixed hang of contemporary artists on show in Azerbaijan for the first time: Sara Rahbar, Navid Nuur and Simphiwe Ndzube. The show coincides with Yarat’s ‘Fragile Frontiers’ exhibition featuring works from Sarah Rahbar and Navid Nuur, alongside 15 other artists. The ‘fragile frontiers’ referred to by the Contemporary Art Centre calls attention to the geographical, psychological and conceptual boundaries that each artist contends with in their work. While Rahbar and Simphiwe Ndzube’s works both draw intensely on their cultural heritage and experience of diasporic identity formation, Navid Nuur works more abstractly with the process-oriented conceptual production of an artwork. His practice questions the positioning of artist in relation to his tools, medium and audience, eliminating the need for inquiry into the identity/subject position of the artist.
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