Vajiko Chachkhiani “Moment In and Out of Time”

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[Image: Vajiko Chachkhiani "Moment In and Out of Time" 2014]

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The young Georgian artist Vajiko Chachkhiani uses societal events as media in symbolic sculptures and installations. These works shed light on the deep inner psychology of the viewer while uncovering the divides between individual experience and reality.

The sculptural work of the same title as the exhibition, “Moment In and Out of Time” (2014), is a rusting metal door with an open hatch taken from a solitary confinement chamber. The watch hole of the door is plugged with wax of the candle found inside the prison cell, separating the two worlds and underscoring the violent nature of the chamber’s door. The single channel “Winter Which Was Not There” (2017) unfolds complex, layered narratives in which a concrete statue is pulled out of the sea, and dragged along the road by car, gradually forming implications and metaphors latent in visual clues, which translate into an alternative metanarrative. Crossing over topics of current affairs, literature and poetry of his country and beyond, Chachkhiani’s work suggests a poignant interpretation of the themes of life and death, disclosing conditions such as loneliness, violence and anger.



from January 26, 2018 to February 24, 2018



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