Tamara Kvesitadze

Commissioner: Paivi Tirkkonen.
Henk Slager.
Palazzo Pisani Santa Marina, Cannaregio 6103/A

Tamara Kvesitadze‘s reflection on visual art surpasses any medium-specific category.
Rather, Kvesitadze engages in what Gilles Deleuze in “What is Philosophy would call a non-philosophical understanding of philosophical matters. In other words, an artistic way of thought particularly confronting the intrinsic violence arising from rejecting a logic of identity or similarity. While resisting such a logic, Kvesitadze denies access to homogenization, instrumentalization, territorialism, or any other condensing anthropological condition.Instead she embraces a focus on mutating processes in the comprehension of the powers and desires of humankind.

A process entailing the force and passion of interruption and metamorphoses is at the core of the work the viewer encounters when entering the exhibition space in the Palazzo.

Tamara Kvesitadze’s work F=-F consists of a wall construction where a sculpture of compressed human faces is to be seen: a multitude of nameless faces where, for the sake of a horizontal principle of organization, each form of singularity seems to be have been subtracted.

Behind the wall, the installation Sphere shows the dynamic reality of processes of mutation and transformation, of human beings as the “builders of spheres” (Peter Sloterdijk) – a being aware of once having been forced to live on a globe or a sphere, i.e. worlds to be designed again and again.

A series of fresco-like panels, the work Relationship, stretching from floor-till-roof in the inner courtyard of the Palazzo refers further to Tamara Kvesitadze’s modes of artistic thought, its subtracted singularities and its planetary worlds to be designed.

Yet, Relationship shows that those worlds involve the dream of different communities based on novel forms of singularity.

Photos by Cosmin Năsui

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