The Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia has announced that Vajiko Chachkhiani is the artist selected to represent Georgian Pavilion at the upcoming 57th Venice Art Biennale, on display from May 13 to November 26 2017.
The Berlin based / Georgian born artist will showcase an installation entitled “A Living Dog in the Midst of Dead Lions” after winning a national competition, Vajiko‘s project has been selected from 20 submissions by a jury composed of Culture Minister adviser and Tbilisi State Academy of Arts professor Giorgi Gegetchkori, Tbilisi History Museum curator Lili Mamatsashvili, Georgian artist and former Venice Biennial participant Akaki Ramishvili, Tbilisi History Museum project curator and Getty Foundation advisor Charles Merewether, and Pinchuk Art Centre curator Bjoern Geldhof.
After this great news, the artist stated: “Through my sculptures and installations, I seek to address psychological conditions such as loneliness, violence and angst and to interweave them with topics from religion, politics, literature, and poetry”.
The installation for this 2017 Venice Biennale, according to agende.ge, in fact has been created to show the reflections of political, social and historical condition of human experiences.
- Vajiko Chachkhiani