Tekla Aslanishvili in conversation with Patricia Couvet (EN)
The work of Tekla Aslanishvili (b. 1988, GE) emerges at the intersection of infrastructural design, history and geopolitics. As winner of the 2020 Han Nefkens Foundation production award, she has been commissioned to produce a new moving image work, A State in a State, screened in WIELS this fall. Curator Patricia Couvet will speak with Tekla about the work and the geopolitical context it addresses.
18:00 I Screening A State in a State
19:00 I Conversation Tekla Aslanishvili & Patricia Couvet
Tekla Aslanishvili (b. 1988, GE) is an artist, filmmaker and essayist based between Berlin and Tbilisi. She graduated from the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts in 2009 and holds a MFA from the Berlin University of the Arts - department of Experimental Film and New Media Art. Aslanishvili's films have been screened and exhibited internationally at Eye Filmmuseum / MACA Amsterdam; Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt; New Visions - The Henie Onstad Triennial for Photography and New Media, Oslo; Transmediale 2023, Berlin; Loop Festival / Antoni Tàpies museum, Barcelona; Neue Berliner Kunstverein; Baltic Triennial 14, Vilnius; Short Film Festival Oberhausen; Kunsthalle Münster; EMAF - European Media Art Festival; Videonale 18; Tbilisi Architecture Biennial. She is a 2018–2019 Digital Earth fellow, the nominee for Ars-Viva Art prize 2021 and the recipient of the Han Nefkens Foundation - Fundació Antoni Tàpies Video Art Production Award 2020.
Patricia Couvet (b. 1994, FR) is a curator based in Berlin. With a background in cultural history (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne), her work relies on the entanglement of human and social sciences with the curatorial. In 2019, she attended the post-graduate program in Curatorial Studies at KASK, Ghent. Currently, she co-curates two initiatives by the art collective Slavs and Tatars in Berlin: the residency-mentorship for emerging art professionals from Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia and Pickle Bar, a project space with a slavic take on the aperitivo bar that focus on performative and discursives formats. Recent projects include “Clouds and Power” at Mill6chat Hong Kong (curated by Slavs and Tatars and Mi You) (2023), Nikolay Karabinovych's solo exhibition "Why do you stand at the door?" at Jewish Museum of Belgium (2022) and “Sauer Power Klubnacht” at Humboldt Forum Berlin (2022).