Baia Gallery & Sotheby’s
2013 – At the Sotheby’s exhibition “At the Crossroads: Contemporary Art From Central Asia and the Caucasus”Baia Gallery presented three Georgian painters: Merab Abramishvili,IrakliParjiani, Kote Sulaberidze.
Our first ever selling exhibition of Contemporary Art from Central Asia and the Caucasus draws together 50 artworks from the mountains of the Caucasus to Kazakhstan’s steppe and the Chinese borders.
Artists represented hail from many of the region’s republics, including Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
Diverse artistic practices on display, from socialist-realist to non-conformist, right through to the forefront of emerging contemporary, arise from the unique encounter of ancient historical heritages with evolving modern day techniques.
Kote Sulaberidze «Byeyes of colour blind» oil on canvas, 80x300cm. 2012
Merab Abramishvili “Man-eaterof Kumaon” tempera on plywood 75x100cm. 2005
Irakli Parjiani “Crucifixion” Acrylic on canvas 114,3X129,7cm. 1989
2014 – At the Sotheby’s exhibition in London
“At The Crossroads 2: Contemporary Art from Istanbul to Kabul”, Baia Gallery presented three Georgian painters: Merab Abramishvili, Irakli Parjiani, Vakho Bugadze.
Merab Abramishvili “Paradise” tempera on plywood, 122х244cm. 1993
CONTEMPORARY ART FROM ISTANBUL TO KABUL
SOTHEBY’S SHOWCASE OF CONTEMPORARY ART FROM THE CAUCASUS, CENTRAL ASIA, IRAN AND TURKEY A SELLING EXHIBITION 27TH MARCH – 1ST APRIL 2014
Sotheby’s pioneering selling-exhibition At the Crossroads 2: Contemporary Art from Istanbul to Kabul, will bring to London contemporary art by acclaimed artists from the Caucasus, Central Asia, Iran and Turkey. From radical Soviet-Era paintings from the 1970s to cutting-edge contemporary art from Afghanistan, this exhibition will showcase the ways in which artists from across the region have responded to the shifting political, social and economic landscape, drawing inspiration from their ancient cultural traditions to wide-spread critical-acclaim.
All in all, some 59 works by both well-established and emerging artists – some of whom have scarcely been exhibited in the UK before – will be showcased at Sotheby’s in London from 27th March to 1th April 2014. A sequel to last year’s inaugural exhibition At the Crossroads: Contemporary Art from Caucasus and Central Asia, the second instalment will include top-end contemporary art from Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey and Uzbekistan.