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Unique exhibition to open soon at ARTIM Project Space

13 September 2018 [14:49] - TODAY.AZ

By Azernews

By Laman Ismayilova

An exhibition "Full Emptiness: Virtual Reality Art " will open at ARTIM Project Space on September 20 as part of ARTIM Project.

Virtual Reality  is considered to be one of the most popular and rapidly developing art medias of the XXI Century, it offers a journey inside the mysterious world created by artists using the latest technical equipment. ARTIM Project Space features newly commissioned works in the show Full Emptiness: Virtual Reality Art by local artists as Shahnaz Aghayeva, Sarkhan Rajabov and Orkhan Garayev, who explored the medium of the VR experience. 

The VR performances emphasize blurred borders between the real and the virtual world. The exhibition’s name stems from the idea of ??seeing virtual projects through special VR glasses, which were previously developed inside the empty ARTIM space.

The space-specific Van Gogh project by Shahnaz Aghayeva explores alternative reality and space affiliation concept. Her second project presents subjective visualization of Unnecessary person poem written by conceptual poetess Leyli Salayeva.

Clash of the Worlds by Orkhan Garayev hypnotizes the viewer with its geometrical and psychedelic ribbons, while playing with the idea of feeble nature of human beings in the Universe. Second VR project of Orkhan is called Inevitability and emphasizes the idea that everything in life has no special meaning.

The Virtual Museum project by Sarkhan Rajabov presents virtual art objects that are not related to one another. Most of the objects have been taken from antique and classic prototypes that are showing various formations. Winged Deer and 3D Baku projects reveal the idea of ??understanding familiar objects from different angles.

For creation of their works, the artists have used 3D modelling tools such as Oculus Rift, Tilt Brush, Masterpiece and Gravity Sketch.

"The Full Emptiness: Virtual Reality Art" exhibition is organized by Phobia VR, the largest Virtual Reality Centre in Azerbaijan, which promotes acquaintance with high technologies. One of the main objectives of Phobia VR is to apply innovations of gaming industry to art, architecture and education. Phobia VR was founded in 2017.

The exhibition will last until September 23.

The event partner is PHOBIA Virtual Reality.

The exhibition will open at 17:00.

Address: ARTIM Project Space Old City (Icherisheher) Boyuk Gala Street 30, 001A  

Working hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 12 pm – 8pm 

Entry is free (one-by-one basis)

For more information, please contact:  0125051414


YARAT is a not-for-profit organization 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 (meaning CREATE in Azerbaijani) was founded by Aida Mahmudova in 2011.

It realizes its mission through an on-going program of exhibitions, education events and festivals. YARAT facilitates exchange between local and international artistic networks including foundations, galleries and museums.

YARAT comprises YARAT Art Centre, ARTIM Project Space, YARAT Studios, YAY Gallery and an extended educational and public programme. 


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