Gazelli Art House Baku will host an exhibition of Giovanni Ozzola, well known Italian photographer. The media representatives will be given an exclusive opportunity to look at the exhibition by Giovanni Ozzola before its official opening. That will be an informal meeting in a Q&A format.
Giovanni Ozzola Born in Florence in 1982; lives and works in Tuscany. For Gazelli Art House Ozzola invites the observer to embark on a cognitive experience by presenting the work “Consequence - almost dark,” 2010.
The work consists of a triptych of large-scale photographic images that represent a water surface animated by ripples, seemingly caused by drops formed by the humidity of its surrounding environment. The images take the viewer to a suspended, indefinite time, capturing them in an absolute and almost metaphysical dimension. “Consequence - almost dark” will be exhibited alongside a video installation “Alba”, 2009, which depicts an illustration of time and the effect it has on light. The video shows an interior setting and how the light changes over the course of a day.
Just as flipbooks create animation through a rapid succession of individual photos, so Ozzola strives to represent the movement of light. Ozzola recaptures individual images of his own vision, impressing them on the paper as though they were a blinking of the eye. Light is the recognisable sign of the passing of time. It is sunlight, the physical phenomenon that marks out our days, but it is also artificial light that guides the eyes and defines the objects. Light is a wave that enables us to perceive matter, but it is also a means for impressing an image and bringing it to life.
The exhibition from the collection of Giovanni Ozzola will be on display till May 26 2013.
Mila Askerova is the Founder and Director of Gazelli Art House London, and Gazelli Art House Baku. Mila Askerova was born and raised in Azerbaijan before moving to Istanbul and later settling in London. Upon successful completion of her International Relations BSc degree at the London School of Economics and Political Science, Mila worked at Sotheby’s in the Client Development department while curating a number of exhibitions in Baku and Istanbul. She then managed the PR and Communication of a commercial art gallery in London, before focusing on curating and private art dealing. She was one of the coordinators at the Azerbaijani pavilion at the Venice Biennale. During her active years on the art market, Mila studied at Central Saint Martins and Christie’s Education, gaining a theoretical insight into Collecting Contemporary Art, Independent Curating and Art Business.
In 2010 she founded a commercial contemporary art gallery Gazelli Art House London where on the regular basis through installations, sculptures, performance, and world art she holds the world’s contemporary art exhibitions, including the ones from Azerbaijan.
The main goal of Gazelli Art House is building a dialogue between artists, writers, experts, students and art lovers via exhibitions, meetings, workshops and tours.