Love Me, Love Me Not is an unprecedented exhibition of contemporary art from Azerbaijan and its neighbours, featuring recent work by 17 artists from Azerbaijan, Iran, Turkey, Russia, and Georgia. Produced and supported by YARAT, a not-for-profit contemporary art organisation based in Baku, and curated by Dina Nasser-Khadivi, the exhibition will be open to the public from 1st June until 24 th November 2013 at Tesa 111, Arsenale Nord, at The 55th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia.
“There is currently equal curiosity and misconception about Azerbaijan and the countries surrounding it,” explains curator Dina Nasser-Khadivi. “The works on show will provide insight into the dynamics of each nation, bringing to light forgotten or unknown aspects of history and demonstrating the breadth of vision and creativity at play within their borders.”
The title of the show: Love Me, Love Me Not, relates to the vacillating relationships between the countries surrounding Azerbaijan, as well as the relationship between the artist and the viewers. It also references the work by the renowned collaborative Slavs and Tatars included in the show, of the same title.