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Andro Eradze - Heavy Centers

Project Room
06 12 2023 31 12 2023

WIELS Project Room, Tuesday until Sunday, 14:00-18:00

In the framework of europalia georgia, former resident Andro Eradze presents Heavy Centers in the WIELS Project Room from December 7 to December 31.

Opening: 06.12.2023, 18:00-21:00 (WIELS Nocturne)
Presentation: 07.12-31.12.2023, 14:00-18:00
Free entrance

Andro Eradze image courtesy of the artist

Image courtesy of the artist

Andro Eradze (°1993, GE) lives and works in Tbilisi, Georgia. His works meditate on the qualitative nature of images, both static and moving.

Working primarily in Georgia, Eradze experiments with introducing narratives to the outskirts of human habitation, in the literal and figurative sense. The feeling of an uncanny, non-anthropocentric presence in his works invites the viewer to the liminal space among the subjective and the visceral, between cognition, perception and the alien otherness of non-human experience. Animals, objects, plants, and digital artifacts permeate a sense of presence in a landscape that exists simultaneously parallel and entangled withhuman experience. Eradze's practice investigates the potentiality of animism as method. Photography, installations, experimental cinema practices and video blend into a project contemplating the fading present, in which the Anthropocene is faltering, and everything operates independently of it. Building upon the legacy of alternative approaches to reality—surrealism and magical realism—his images blur the distinction between the imaginary and the real.

Andro Eradze studied at the Shota Rustaveli Film Academy, as well as CCA–T (Center of Contemporary Art Tbilisi) MFA program. He took part in several international solo, group exhibitions and screenings including: The Milk of Dreams, the 59th Venice Biennale, Venice (IT); The New Museum Screen Series, New Museum, New York (USA); Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin, at Le Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris (FR); Memory is an Editing Station, 22nd Biennial Sesc_Videobrasil, Sesc De Maio, Sao Paulo (BRA); Long-distance Friendships, 14th Kaunas Biennial, Kaunas (LIT); Between Dog and Wolf, Fondation Vincent van Gogh, Arles (FR); Poetry Festival Long Song For Summer II, Camden Art Centre, London (UK); We Are They: Glitch Ecology and the Thickness of Now, Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles (USA); Long Live the Night, SpazioA, Pistoia (IT); Everything Happened so Much, Film Festival Oberhausen (DE); Buildings Are Not Enough, Tbilisi Architectural Biennial, Tbilisi (GE).

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