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Contemporary Art Archive - Tbilisi

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2020 Edition of the Project is supported by the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia

Savanna Savage


Gvantsa Jishkariani

sculptures, photography, print on vinyl on glass, wall painting

“I’ve been thinking about randomness a lot lately. Why we love to ignore or regret that much of what we see in life is random, why we tend to look for explanations, concepts, meanings and why there is no country for intuitive actions or for accidents.

These photos are neither planned nor expected, they are accidental - nothing in between. I have never edited them. Even though photos are random and images are not planned or edited - they follow time: if put together in a row, they create one, endless image, timeline. Photos are half-transparent and the whole image is visible only from distance; like most of the things in life: one needs to take a step back to analyze the happenings. I am taking this step back to look at my art, which made a big turn last year when I started using photos in my installations.

And if I don’t remember much about being 13, then this is how I would love to remember 26.” – Gvantsa Jishkariani, 2017.

The project is realized in the framework of Black Sea Jazz Festival with the support of Children and Youth Development Fund and TBC Status in the Moving Gallery by Project ArtBeat