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Georgian artist’s creation honoured at top New York show

An online art magazine has ranked an art installation created by Berlin-based Georgian contemporary artist among the Top 10 Booths at the Armory Show 2015.

Rozalia Jovanovic, senior writer at Artnet, described the piece by Thea Djordjadze, as “stunning” that used “mundane materials” in unique ways.

“The stunning work anchored a booth featuring more striking works by Djordjadze, who is known for her use of geometric shapes and mundane materials like carpet and linoleum, along with works by Hanne Darboven and Jenny Holzer,” Jovanovic said.

“It was a very conscious decision to have these works put together,” said director Sarah Watson, who noted Djordjadze had an upcoming project at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. She said Djordjadze’s work had already been placed in a museum.

Djordjadze’s work was described as a mattress-sized piece of green industrial foam attached to a somewhat delicate black steel structure, and was called ‘She didn’t have friends, children, sex, religion, marriage, success, a salary or a fear of death. She worked (2014)’.

The Berlin-based artist’s sculptures are somewhat between form and anti-form, a combination of stable structures and fragile, gestural renderings typically exhibited together in a carefully choreographed setting. She is best known for sculpture and installation art, but also works in all other media.

The Armory Show is touted as a leading international contemporary and modern art fair and one of the most important annual art events in New York. It takes place every March in central Manhattan.

The Armory Show is devoted to showcasing the most important artworks of the 20th and 21st centuries.