Tuesday Talk: In Conversation With Niyaz Najafov

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Azeri artist, Niyaz Najafov, and Elena Zaytseva, independent curator and former curator of Tretyakov Gallery and Pushkin House in conversation at Gazelli Art House on Tuesday, May 23rd. Elena Zaytseva is a curator, writer and historian of art, former curator at Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow and Pushkin House, London. She curated special projects of the Moscow Biennale of Contemporary art and exhibitions in independent art spaces in Moscow and London. She holds a PhD from Russian Academy of Art and MFA Curating from Goldsmiths. At the moment she works on an anthology ‘Cosmic Revolution: Contemporary Art Writing from Russia’, being published in October 2017. Niyaz Najafov lives and works in Paris. Inspired by other self-taught artists such as Paul Gauguin and Francis Bacon, it was only in 2003 that he began to experiment with oil paint. In a short span of time, Najafov has been touted to be the next “Francis Bacon” and has since been chosen to represent his country, Azerbaijan, at the 53 rd Venice Biennale in 2009 as well as appear in a number of shows across Europe and Russia - London, Paris, Berlin, Moscow, and Geneva.

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