Yarat are the producers and supporters of the exhibition.
Founded in 2011 by Aida Mahmudova, YARAT is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to nurturing an understanding of contemporary art in Azerbaijan and to creating a platform for Azerbaijani art, both nationally and internationally.Based in Baku, YARAT, (which means CREATE in Azerbaijani) realises its mission through an ongoing programme of exhibitions, education events and festivals.
YARAT's educational initiatives include lectures, seminars, master classes, and the Young Artist Project ARTIM (meaning PROGRESS in Azerbaijani). ARTIM encourages the next generation of Azerbaijani creative talent to seek a career in the arts and gives young practitioners the opportunity to exhibit their works in a professional context.
Founded as part of YARAT's commitment to growing local art infrastructure, YAY Gallery is a commercial exhibition space. In line with this, YAY (meaning SHARE in Azerbaijani) shares all proceeds from sales between the artist and YARAT and supports a range of national and international artists.
In the year since it began YARAT has produced numerous projects to encourage Azerbaijani artists and engage with a wide audience; from large-scale public sculptures and group exhibitions in Azerbaijan to participation in events worldwide. In 2013, YARAT continues to be an international driving force for contemporary culture.
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YARAT Contemporary Art Organization