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Public(A) Talks about Venice Biennale

On June 4, 7 PM, the Georgian Museum of Fine Arts, under Public(A) Talks, is hosting a meeting celebrating Georgia at the Venice Biennale.

The event’s guests: Natia Bukia and Salome Venakhia—the founders of Project ArtBeat, one of the presenters of the Georgian Pavilion in Venice—and Commissioner Ana Riaboshenko of Georgia’s National Pavilion at the 58th Biennale Arte of Venice will discuss and comment on the National Pavilion of Georgia at the International Biennale Arte of Venice.

The event will be moderated by Curator Nino Macharashvili of the Georgian Museum of Fine Arts.

The Georgian Museum of Fine Arts official opened on May 10, 2019 with the presentation of artist Anna K.E. and her work, REARMIRRORVIEW, Simulation is Simulation, is Simulation, is Simulation.

REARMIRRORVIEW, Simulation is Simulation, is Simulation, is Simulation features faucet-like polished steel sculptural objects scattered at random on the surface of the structure and constantly circulating water. Using these elements, K. E. brings to the fore this vital substance for human life—water stands for permanence, purification, and energy.

The hieroglyphic shapes of the silver-colored faucets mirror the prototypes of Georgian Asomtavruli script inscribed in 430 AD.

For REARMIRRORVIEW, Simulation is Simulation, is Simulation, is Simulation, K. E. uses the Asomtavruli alphabet to spell the English word deranged, without translating it into Georgian. In line with the concept of the Venice Biennale, K. E. questions language structure and translation. The word deranged, for its part, means something irrational and unstable, a poorly translated or “alternative fact” disruption the connection between language, form, and perception.

The Georgian Pavilion is organized by Creative Georgia, with support from the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia.

The pavilion is curated by New York’s New Museum Curator Margot Norton, and the project’s organization is ensured by Simone Subal Gallery and Project ArtBeat.

June 4, 7 PM, Public(A)
18 Gudiashvili Street
Free admission