Thea Djordjadze (*1971) creates sculptures and installations of singular, idiosyncratic poetry. Her works are suffused with multiple art-historical references, while at the same time they respond to the particular conditions of the exhibition setting. The fragile, process-driven character of the Berlin-based, Georgian artist’s practice dissolves the notion of the artwork as a fixed entity. Her sculptures and installations offer viewers a spatial, physical and psychological experience, casting an unanticipated light on particular environments.
February 4–February 25, 2023
Pack, protect, ship. At a time when logistics have become more than ever a key infrastructure of capitalism, everyday consumer goods acquire an aura conferred by their packaging. A source of excitement, we unfold the flaps of a package as if we were walking through a door to memory, closely attuned to our desires. Once it has been emptied, packaging attests to an inner life governed by the never-ending task of searching for that missing thing. It is something more than the mere waste of globalisation, then: it contains within itself a more secret, more intimate world. Before, it is a promise; after, it is a receptacle for our memories, for our ghosts.Link