Posted by Fabio 14 May 2012

The first exhibition to feature British and international artists exhibiting alongside Azerbaijani artists will be shown at the Baku Museum of Modern Art from 15 May 2012. Realised by YARAT!, a non-commercial organisation dedicated to promoting contemporary art in Azerbaijan, Merging Bridges will feature acclaimed artists including the world-renowned Sarah Lucas, Keith Coventry, James Turrell, Idris Khan and Olympia Scarry. This extraordinary collection of work will be displayed alongside some of the finest contemporary artists based in Baku including Altai Sadikhzade, Aga Ousseinov, Niyaz Najafov, Rashad Alakbarov and Farid Rasulov.

The exhibition is being co-curated by Aida Mahmudova, the founder and director of YARAT! and London-based curator Adam Waymouth. Together they will present a spectrum of work highlighting both established and emerging artists from flourishing artistic centres around the world. Throughout their careers, Mahmudova and Waymouth have endeavoured to provide platforms for contemporary, in particular emerging, artists.

Merging Bridges
The Baku Museum of Modern Art
15 May – 15 June 2012