Specifically, in Georgian discourse, every spatial object made by traditional sculptural materials can be named a sculpture, while objects created from non-conventional materials, except crafts, are categorized as contemporary art but, not sculpture.
Then what is Georgian sculpture today?
Are there contemporary art limitations for sculpture?
What is perceived as sculptural in contemporary plastics and how diverse can be the content variety for unconventional one?
The “Fall Hazard” is rising the abovementioned issues through approaching the unconventional soft sculpture medium.
Soft sculpture, with the long 60 years old experience in western art practice, was sporadically created in Georgia, but never was named as the soft one.
Soft sculpture and the huge diversity of the materials are the preconditions for qualitative changes in experiments, new content, and shapes.
The soft sculpture overcomes the already existing approach that the sculpture refers exclusively to the body, by freeing the sculpture from the body dictate.
Moreover, in the frames of the “Fall Hazard”, soft sculpture indicates the social, cultural, and political threats for the social body of citizens. In this case, the body is not the physical option only, but the social one that is under the threat of corrupting the free spaces. It is all about the illusion of availability!
Exhibition is curated by Tamta Shavgulidze
Duration: 9 days, every day from 13.00 to 19.00.
Closing date: 10.12.2021, 19.00.
Address: Artarea Gallery, 10 Dodo Abashidze str.
With Financial Support Ministry of Culture, Sport and Youth Affairs of Georgia
Project Partner Tbilisi State Academy of Arts
On February 14th, Tamo Jugeli's solo exhibition, 'Random Order' opens at Gallery Artbeat.
On January 14, a retrospective exhibition of the great Georgian scenographer Soliko Virsaladze (1909-1988) will open at the Dimitri Shevardnadze National Gallery.
On December 18th, Tato Akhalkatsishvili's exhibition "Eccentric Traveler" opens at Dimitri Shevardnadze National Gallery.