25 Jan - 11 Feb 18
YARAT Contemporary Art Space is pleased to announce the solo exhibition by Vusal Rahim “Nurcan”.
Together with participants of the performance and activists fighting against forced marriages of minors Vusal Rahim will explain his exhibition project "Nurcan".
The implementation of this project supports social work to increase sensitivity to the topic of early marriages, explaining the importance of this problem to the society as well as establishing a virtual discussion platform. Causes of early marriages are diverse and include poverty, the fear of remaining unmarried, social pressures and costumes, insecurity or financial advantages. Women married in their teens struggle with an increase of birth complications, social isolation, limited possibilities of education and suffer more likely from domestic violence and marital rape.
Vusal Rahim was born in 1987 in Ganja, Azerbaijan. In 2011 he graduated from the Azerbaijan State Academy of Fine Arts from the department of “Theater and Decorative Design”. His works include a wide range of medias such as painting, video, photography and sculptures exploring topics such as body, gender and social structures. Aside from Azerbaijan his works have been featured in Russia, USA, Georgia and France.
ARTIM is directed at young Azerbaijani artists with an intention to support and encourage emergent talent to grow. The program has a designated exhibition space in Icheri Sheher that was conceived as a platform for experimenting and professionally showcasing art. Artworks resulting from the program are exhibited at the ARTIM Project Space, Baku.
Exhibition dates: 25th January – 11th of February, 2018
Working hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 12 pm – 8pm
Opening Date: January 25, 2018
Time: 7 pm
Artist Talk: February 2, 2018
Time: 7 pm
Address: ARTIM Project Space Old City Icherisheher, Boyuk Gala Street 30, 001A
Admission is free