Presidential Palace of Georgia, Tbilisi
Curator: Elene Abashidze
As a metal yarn
As a metal yarn is a multidisciplinary exhibition, connecting contemporary art to the history of silk production in Georgia.
Taking the production tradition as an allegory to the contemporary culture in Georgia, the exhibition tries to emphasize on its specificities, the history and the potential to the future.
20 students from various universities and art schools across the country are selected via open call. Works by contemporary artists Ketuta Alexi - Meshishvili, Tika Zhvania and a retrospective of a historical figure Vera Pagava are presented alongside to the Tbilisi State Museum of Silk collection.
As a metal yarn derives its titles from a work by a group of students (Silk Laboratory, 2016, 3', video), presented at the exhibition. As in the video work, the local silk is called "a ray" and is as strong as a metal.
Exhibited artists: Vera Pagava, Ketuta Alexi - Meskhishvili, Tika Zhvania, Salome Chigilashvili, Iveta Chkhikvadze, Nona Didebashvili, Salome Dumbadze, Ano Djishkariani, Nika Gabiskiria, Giorgi Geladze, Elisabed Gorgiashvili, Tamar Gurgenidze, Rezi Gvaramidze, Mariam Karchkhadze, Lado Lomitashvili, Qeu Meparishvili, Ruso Phitskhelauri, Murtaz Phurtskhvanidze, Tcha, Lisa Tsindeliani, Zura Tsopurashvili, Giorgi Targamadze, Mariam Zakaidze and the Tbilis State Museum of Silk collection.