Kaufmann Repetto MilanoVia di Porta Tenaglia 7, 20121 Milano20121 MilanoItalia
From Nov. 22, 2013
to Feb. 1, 2014
Nov. 21, 2013
- 9 p.m.
Doppia inaugurazione tutta georgiana e al femminile per kaufmann repetto.
Tra sculture leggere e performance pittoriche a negativi di foto ritagliati e ricomposti.
kaufmann repetto announces Oxymoron Grey, Thea Djordjadze's second solo exhibition at the gallery, which will present a site-specific installation. Thea Djordjadze's sculptures often appear as unfinished, yet unequivocally suggestive compositions that punctuate and transform the space they inhabit. She unites sculpture with painterly and performative gestures to create a totalizing experience of installation and space – an enigmatic scenario in which sculpture becomes the prosthesis for an imagined, interior world. Using materials usually kept on the inside of sculpture – wire, plaster, foam – Djordjadze creates delicate and elegant objects that seem to retrace the narrative of their creation. Like artifacts or souvenirs, her objects are laced with an entirely subjective aura, a mood, an atmosphere. Hand prints, smeared paint, a mass of mould clay poised casually on an orientalist rug: in Djordjadze's work, one always has a sense of the artist's intimate and immediate presence. Here, form and material are treated as one and the same and that which appears static or inert, slowly becomes organic and animated. (press release extract)