An arty and academic crowd gathered in the German capital for a conservation-themed show
A freezing night in Berlin earlier this year didn’t deter the art world from venturing out in the name of conservation. ‘Live Life’, an exhibition of nine artists from Azerbaijan and Germany, landed in the German capital at Galerie Berlin-Baku after previously showing in London and Paris. Each show also included works by local artists: in this case, Galerie Berlin-Baku hosted Peter Lindenberg, Sabine Burmester and Sandra Hoyn. Hervé Mikaeloff curated the collection of thought-provoking works inspired by the beauty of nature.
The serious intent of the show, inspired by Aliyeva’s IDEA campaign, couldn’t be missed. The statistics were displayed boldly: 93% of elephants, 94% of rhinos and 97% of lions have disappeared over the past 100 years, through the actions of humans. Guests browsed the paintings inside before braving the temperature to refuel at the wine truck parked outside in true Berlin style, while the after-party moved on to local hot spot Das Meisterstück for bratwurst and craft beer. Next stop for the exhibition: Moscow…
Photography by Karsten Thielker
This story appeared in the Summer 2017 issue of Baku magazine.