Thursday, June 27, 5 pm
A members-only gallery conversation with artist Thea Djordjadze and AAM Curator Jacob Proctor.
Originally trained as a painter, Thea Djordjadze is best known for creating sculptural installations that combine found and constructed elements in carefully choreographed settings. Employing materials ranging from the elegant to the everyday, Djordjadze’s installations often suggest fragmentary arrangements of furniture and other functional objects, oscillating between such categories as abstraction and decoration, model and reality, process and product. And while her works may develop out of her interests in cinema, architecture, and literature, their references remain oblique, in effect setting a mood rather than telling a story. This is Djordjadze’s first major solo exhibition in North America.
This exhibition is organized by the AAM and funded in part by the AAM National Council with additional support provided by Ali and Lew Sanders. General exhibition support is provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Exhibition lectures are presented as part of the Questrom Lecture Series and educational outreach programming is made possible by the Questrom Education Fund.
Thea Djordjadze (born 1971, Tbilisi, Georgia) lives and works in Berlin. Her recent exhibitions include the Kölnischer Kunstverein, Malmö Konsthall, Kunstverein Lingen Kunsthalle, Kunstverein Nurnberg, Kunsthalle Basel, and The Common Guild, Glasgow, and a major solo installation at dOCUMENTA (13) in Kassel, Germany. Selected group exhibitions include the 2003 Venice Biennale, 2008 Lyon Biennale, and the 5th Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art in 2008, as well as exhibitions at Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Hayward Gallery, London; Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis; Sculpture Centre, New York; and ACCA, Melbourne. Djordjadze’s work will be featured in the Georgian Pavilion at the 2013 Venice Biennale.