Aida Mahmudova Launches Contemporary Art Venue in Azerbaijan

Aida Mahmudova, an arts patron and niece of Azerbaijan's first lady, has secured an exhibition space for international and local contemporary art that will potentially host a biennale in the next three years in Baku, reports Cristina Ruiz of the Art Newspaper. Said Mahmudova: “Most of the collectors here buy postwar art; contemporary art is still new. We’re trying to set a trend to collect people who are younger and have a future ahead of them.” Such a space would galvanize the contemporary art scene in the Baku, according to Ruiz.