Has spending millions on contemporary art and architecture helped Azerbaijan artwash its image?
After Azerbaijan declared victory following six weeks of brutal conflict, the state has gained control of the Armenian-governed area of Artsakh, increasing fear of erasure of the millennia-old Armenian monuments in the area.
The artist’s “Nu de Do” makes a blue-chip, cock-rock show at Gagosian Gallery worthwhile.
ISTANBUL — What are the ramifications of the Gezi Taksim protests for the artistic community in Istanbul and, by extension, the arts in Turkey?
TBILISI, Georgia — This week in Tbilisi, there are two exhibitions worth checking out. They make a nice pairing for an afternoon, as the first deals with public memory while the second is a very intimate examination of hidden experience. Both are singular in that they reflect life in the Caucasus region yet have universal relevance.
YEREVAN, Armenia — The Russians are not just trying to exert themselves in Ukraine; they are actively staking claims to their irredenta throughout their former territories. The opposition in Armenia has lacked the drama and intensity of the resistance in Ukraine and Georgia, but there is a small artistic challenge to what many are calling the Russian recolonization of the area.