BAKU SPEAKING: 1900S-1940S
16 Oct – 04 Dec 20
Painting Museum, Yarat Contemporary art space. Baku, Azerbaijan
“Baku Speaking: 1900s-1940s” will be accompanied by the opening of Villa Petrolia, an installation placed in front of the Museum of Azerbaijani Painting of the XX-XXI Centuries, which was gifted to YARAT Contemporary Art Space by Goethe Zentrum (Azerbaijan) and created by the artist Marco Montiel-Soto (Berlin, Germany). Villa Petrolia is a result of the author’s artistic research and is named after a famous mansion in Baku. The installation consists of a tower built during the Baku Oil Boom and shows posters and videos collected by the artist to pay respect to the modern oil realities of Baku.
Curators: Suad Garayeva-Maleki and Farah Alakbarli.