NEWS: VENICE BIENNALE
New – Tamara Kvesitadze’s new work will be shown for the first time at the 54th Venice Biennale. The new series focuses on the mutating processes in the comprehension of the powers and desires of humankind. It continues ideas previously raised of metamorphosis and the concept of change, transformation and the cycles of life. There is a frequent reference to antilogy: light and dark, solid and void, organic and mechanical, cold rock and warm flesh. She questions the conundrum of the mechanics of our everyday life and simultaneously conveys a sense of timelessness. Art’s task is to reflect on the transcendental preconditions of human life: art searches for what connects people, or for what will be connective possibilities.
The architecture of the Palazzo Pisani and its inner courtyard allows the presentation of Tamara Kvesitadze’s work to withdraw from a compelling binary exhibition logic. The courtyard suddenly presents itself to the visitor as a third space – an environment no longer dominated by a territorializing awareness. This idea is enhanced by a series of fresco-like panels, Relationship, which stretch from floor to roof. Inside the pavilion Sphere continues ideas raised previously by Man and Woman, that of relationships coming together and moving apart. Sphere has a wider frame of reference: countries strive for expansion while people struggle for individual goals. Kvesitadze’s work has a more political slant than before, perhaps following her return to Georgia and a deep sympathy for its long and troubled history.
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Palazzo Pisani S. Marina
Calle delle Erbe 6104
(between Opsedale Campo S. Giovanni e Paolo and Campo S. Marina, closest boat station Rialto)
Exhibition runs June 4 – November 27
Inauguration: June 3
6.30pm: Panel Discussion
Invited speakers: Nicolas Bourriaud, Chang Tsong-zung, Chris Dercon, Kwok Kian Chow, Chus Martinez, Manu Park, John Rajchman and Mick Wilson (moderator)
7.30pm: Official Opening ceremony
with the Minister of Culture of Georgia Mr Nicholas Rurua (cocktail)
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