25 Sep > 27 Sep 15

YAY Gallery is delighted to announce their participation in Viennacontemporary 2015, 24-27 September 2015. Situated at booth B20, the gallery, who are exhibiting at the fair for the first time, showcases new and recent sculptural work by Azerbaijani artists Rashad Alakbarov and Farid Rasulov. 

Rashad Alakbarov is one of the key Azerbaijani artists to come to international attention in recent years. He is best known for his installation-based ‘shadow works’ in which he arranges objects and fragmented materials in front of a light-source to cast shadows in unexpected configurations. Using these shadows to project text, calligraphy and language, the artist continually questions the relationship between sign and meaning. For viennacontemporary, Alakbarov presents new ‘shadow-works’ in a continued exploration of the parallels between installation and creation. 

In addition, artist Farid Rasulov presents two new sculptures from his latest body of work. The artist repurposes the humble wooden crate, among other mass produced items, transforming them into ornamental objects through the introduction of hand carved, intricately interlocking designs that are traditional to the region.  

Rasulov’s new works are representative of his ongoing exploration of the contrasts that arise between traditional culture and a rapidly approaching era of modernization and globalization in Azerbaijan. He has explored this theme in the past through a range of media, appropriating architectural details, traditional motifs and through the juxtaposition of materials such as concrete and stained glass. 

About viennacontemporary

From 24 to 27 September 2015, collectors, artists, curators, gallery owners, art professionals and art lovers from all over the world will once again gather in Vienna for the 1st edition of viennacontemporary.

The viennacontemporary team, spearheaded by artistic director Christina Steinbrecher-Pfandt and managing director Renger van den Heuvel, guarantees an excellent quality of the fair program as well as premium service for exhibitors, collectors, visitors, VIP Guests and press.

viennacontemporary offers the most intriguing selection of contemporary art in Central and Eastern Europe, an exquisite set of galleries from Austria and beyond, showing upcoming local and international artists from East and West. Complemented by other exhibitions and events at renowned contemporary art institutions in the city, such as curated by, the international art fair presents the best of Vienna´s flourishing art scene.

We look forward to welcoming you for  the 1st edition of viennacontemporary at Marx Halle in autumn 2015.

Booth number: B20 

Viennacontemporary location: Marx Halle, Karl-Farkas-Gasse 19, 1030 Wien, Austria 

How to get there:
Tram: 71 (St. Marx), 18 (Viehmarktgasse or St. Marx)
Bus: 74A (Viehmarktgasse or St. Marx), 80A (Neu Marx)
Subway: U3 (Erdberg, exit Nottendorfer Gasse)
Regional express: S7 (St. Marx)

Dates: 24-27 September 2015 

Website: www.viennacontemporary.at  

Opening hours:
Thursday, 24 September 2015: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday, 25 September 2015: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday, 26 September 2015: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday: 27 September 2015: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Ticket prices:
12,50 euros Day ticket for adults
9,00 euros Day ticket / Presale via Wien Ticket
9,00 euros Senior ticket upon presentation of a valid ID
5,00 euros After-Work-Ticket (Thursday/Friday starting at 4:00 pm)
Free entrance for children under 14 and for students after 3:00 pm with a valid student ID

For images and media enquiries regarding YAY Gallery, please contact: 
Alexia Menikou or Chloe Kinsman at Pelham Communications +44 208 969 3959 alexia@pelhamcommunications.com or josh@pelhamcommunications.com

5 Kichik Qala Street, Icheri Sheher Baku

Azerbaijan, AZ 1000

+99412 505 23 23

E-mail info@yaygallery.com

Opening hours

12:00 — 20:00 (except Monday)