Gazelli Art House http://gazelliarthouse.com/about-us/
Contemporary gallery Gazelli Art House supports a wide range of international artists, presenting a broad and dynamic programme to a diverse audience through global public projects and exhibition spaces in London and Baku.
Gazelli Art House was founded in 2003 in Baku, Azerbaijan where it held exhibitions with Azeri artists. Having hosted conceptually interlinked off-site exhibitions across London, founder and director of Gazelli Art House, Mila Askarova, opened a permanent space on Dover Street, London in March 2012.
Mila Askarova https://www.gazelli.com/blog/2018/7/10/wellness-collective-mila-askarova
Mila credits her mother Dr Hamzayeva (Dr Z) as inspiring her love of the arts from an early age. Mila started her career at Sotheby’s before moving on to work for one of London’s top galleries. She set up Gazelli Art House, a contemporary art gallery on Dover Street in Mayfair, in 2012 after a series of successful pop-up exhibitions.
Mila's London Favourites -
To escape: Soho Farmhouse, a members’ club in the Oxfordshire countryside.
voat post re Soho House : Meghan Markle's BFF Misha Nonoo and her very interesting family and pals- Paddle8, Marina Abramovic. Are there links with extreme Wahhabism and the British intelligence services?
There is some speculation that Misha Nonoo ex-wife of Paddle8 founder Alexander Gilkes, introduced Markle to Prince Harry: https://www.thejc.com/news/the-diary/meet-misha-nonoo-the-jewish-matchmaker-who-brought-harry-and-meghan-together-1.449219
Soho House and Paddle8 are basically the same London crowd: https://paddle8.com/artists/soho-house/
James Ostrer’s foodie hell
The Ego System is at Gazelli Art House, London, from 15 September to 30 October (gazelliarthouse.com)
We often talk of chefs whose food is their art. For James Ostrer, however, his art is food. When he unveiled his latest portrait at a genteel Hong Kong art fair in March, eyeballs bulged.
The artist’s rendition of Donald Trump – the centrepiece of his latest exhibition – plays with food to disturbing effect, with fish as flesh, a pig’s snout, sheep eyes and a half-eaten jam and cream croissant as the politician’s mouth.
Nicky Haslam in Lucian Freud's chair
Performance art at Gazelli Art House: http://milliebrown.world/rainbow-body-performance-london/
Millie Brown's Rainbow Body Performance (Short Film)
Millie Brown at the Marina Abramovic Institute https://mai.art/content/2014/6/17/wilting-point-2014
Russian man suspends himself from a London building in the name of art—and LGBT rights
The multi-talented artist, curator, film director—and your correspondent’s one-time Russian publisher—Fyodor Pavlov-Andreevich is known for his extreme and provocative actions. These have included gate-crashing last May’s Met Gala wedged naked into a plastic box as a “Foundling” and, in 2009, participating in Marina Abramovic’s performance fest at Manchester’s Whitworth Art Gallery with just his mouth on display for visitors to feed. His latest series, Temporary Monuments, finds Pavlov-Andreevich using his body to address the issue of contemporary slavery.
Last night, the intrepid artist-campaigner was yet again testing his physical limits—whilst also drawing large crowds and stopping traffic—by dangling precariously for five hours outside the upper floor window of Gazelli Art House in Mayfair’s Dover Street.
NOW COMES THE REALLY INTERESTING BIT : BAKU
Article from Azerbaijan website:
Khashoggi murder unthinkable without US backing' - Rouhani (archive: http://archive.is/b7jCS)
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that Saudi Arabia would not have murdered prominent journalist Jamal Khashoggi without American protection, according to the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA).
On that same web page : How Baku is emerging as as an arts destination https://en.azvision.az/news/96754/how-baku-is-emerging-as-as-an-arts-destination-photos%C2%A0.html
Founded in 2011 by Aida Mahmudova, a Central Saint Martins graduate and niece of Azerbaijan’s first lady, YARAT was originally a collective for local artists. Since then, the collective has morphed into a not-for-profit non-governmental organisation with “more financing and structure”, says Garayeva Maleki over green tea in her office. Support from the government, she says, is limited to the main exhibition space – the converted industrial warehouse where many of MAP’s theatre productions were staged this year.
But is the art scene in Baku more style than substance? Perhaps: Gómez-Egaña describes Baku as a “city of facades” where attendees of art events have little attention for the work itself. After all, the Heydar Aliyev Centre, as well as the three Baku Flame Towers, appear to emphasise exterior panache over what’s on display inside.
SEE CONNECTIONS WITH 36 DOVER STREET (Coming soon... will clarify the Khashoggi reference)