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Disappearance, 2011

Behind the wall, the installation Sphere shows the dynamic reality of processes of mutation and transformation, of human beings as the “builders of spheres” (Peter Sloterdijk) – a being aware of once having been forced to live on a globe or a sphere, i.e. worlds to be designed again and again.

A series of fresco-like panels, the work Relationship, stretching from floor-till-roof in the inner courtyard of the Palazzo refers further to Tamara Kvesitadze’s modes of artistic thought, its subtracted singularities and its planetary worlds to be designed. Yet, Relationship shows that those worlds involve the dream of different communities based on novel forms of singularity.

The exhibition will include a series of parallel activities such as panel discussions and workshops.

Artist: Tamara Kvesitadze was born 1968. Studied architecture at the Tbilisi Technical University. 1996-2000 worked in the USA making one of a kind dolls. Works with different techniques and materials. Works with glass company “DAUM’’ in France. In 2000 she founded Tamarastudio together with Paata Sanaia and started doing kinetic sculptures. She has participated in many international art projects and her works are in different collections. In 2010 she installed 9-meter tall mechanical, stainless steel sculpture in Batumi.

Curator: Henk Slager, Dean Utrecht Graduate School of Visual Art and Design (maHKU) and Professor of Artistic Research, Utrecht, The Netherlands. Independent curator. Recent projects include a.o. Flash Cube (Leeum, Seoul, 2007), Translocalmotion (Co-curator 7th Shanghai Biennale, 2008), Nameless Science (Apexart, New York, 2009), Becoming Bologna (Venice 2009), Critique of Archival Reason (RHA Dublin, 2010), As the Academy Turns (Collaborative Project Manifesta 8, 2010).

Commissioner: Päivi Tirkkonen has been active in the sector of organization and promotions for the production and creation of contemporary artistic and other cultural events to encourage the cooperation between the main international organizations in the art sector. Has cooperated with the Venice Biennale for the participations of national pavilions and collateral events since 1995.

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