Agil Abdullayev

Loud sirens of the Caspian bodies III

C print on vinyl
110 x 80 cm (unframed)
2021



Rebuilding tourism through Rashida’s planet and beyond #1 (from “Loud sirens of the Caspian bodies 3” series)
C print on vinyl
186 x 372 cm

2021
3rd series of the "Loud sirens of the Caspian bodies" examines Azeri-futurism through queer perspectives. By reimagining the history and future of queerness in Azerbaijan, newly commissioned work creates a cultural aesthetic, philosophy of science, and philosophy of history, the developing intersection of Azerbaijani diaspora culture with technology. In this third series, the artist's drag persona Lady Adele Rashida Baghlava is taking a role in the representations of the lived realities of Azeri queer people in the past and present and reexamines the narratives to attempt to build new truths outside of the dominant cultural narrative.

Commissioned by Gazelli Art House