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Opening Thea Djordjadze: the ceiling of a courtyard

06 10 2023 19:00 23:30

Join us for the opening of The Djordjadze' solo exhibition the ceiling of a courtyard

19:00 I Exhibition open + Bar + Food
20:00-23:30 | Music by MAMIKO MOTTO
21:30 | Last admission exhibition

In the framework of europalia georgia

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Thea Djordjadze, Untitled, 2016. Glass, paint, 100 x 92 x 27 cm. © Thea Djordjadze / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023. Photo: Timo Ohler.

In her artistic practice, Thea Djordjadze (°1971, GE/DE) proceeds by means of an informed intuition. Djordjadze's sculptures and installations emerge from the artist's acute engagement with the active and latent energies of a space. The works are created in a process that responds to the site, sometimes reflexively, sometimes as an immediate, visceral reaction to the given conditions. Often, images and ideas from literature, design, painting, architecture – particularly, but not limited to, Modernism – flow into Djordjadze's work, leaving a delicate imprint like a testimony or an echo of the artist's encounter with them.

For this exhibition, Thea Djordjadze creates a new body of work, examining and challenging not only the formal and material qualities of the WIELS building, but also its institutional context. The ceiling of a courtyard features new productions, including an on-site improvisation employing her eloquent vocabulary of sculptural paintings and painterly sculptures.

Curator: Dirk Snauwaert
Associate curator: Pauline Hatzigeorgiou

In collaboration with: europalia georgia

With the special support of: Sprüth Magers