Baku, February 19 AZERTAC
YARAT Contemporary Art Space launches series of exhibitions that were selected through ARTIM project.
The first exhibition to inaugurate the programme is Habib Saher's solo show 'This Too Shall Pass'.
The show 'This Too Shall Pass' draws its inspiration from various disciplines including the practice of sand mandala and Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam to muse on ephemerality of existence, inevitability of death and the beauty of that short period called life. The artist approaches sculpture as a metaphor for anything corporeal and presents a body of work that will auto-destruct in the course of the exhibition. Much in the vein of Auto-Destructive art of the 1960s, the artist aims at challenging the notion of art as a commodity and wants to emphasize its spiritual and philosophical capacity.
The exhibition will be accompanied with a series of events that includes a conversation with the artist, a film screening and a poetry reading evening all held at the ARTIM Space.
Habib Saher (b.1986) is a Baku-based artist of Iranian descendant. He has obtained his bachelors and masters degrees in Sculpture from the Academy of Arts in Baku. Saher has participated in numerous group exhibitions in Baku and internationally including Semeni International Art Exhibition – Heydar Aliyev Center, Caspian Art Exhibition, Zavod contemporary Art Exhibition and Summer Group Show at the Seed Corn gallery, Berkeley, CA.