The Tbilisi-born artist Anna K.E. has been chosen to represent Georgia at the 58th annual Venice Biennale. The organization Creative Georgia is commissioning the pavilion; Margot Norton, a curator at the New Museum in New York, is curating it.
K.E., who is based in New York and Düsseldorf, Germany, is known for videos, installations, and sculptures that deal with the relationship between one’s body and the space surrounding it. The history of modernism, feminism, and technologies are also often involved in her work, which has been shown in New York in the past couple years at the Queens Museum and Simone Subal Gallery.
A new installation by contemporary artist Anna K.E., bringing together motifs from the creative’s previous work, has been unveiled as the winning project for the Georgian representation at next year’s Venice Art Biennale.
Picked out of submissions by a team of Georgian and foreign curators and art professionals, REARMIRRORVIEW Simulation is Simulation, is Simulation, is Simulation… will be displayed at the next high-profile art event.
The “large-scale architectural environment” has been devised by the young artist, curated by Margot Norton of the New Museum in New York, and will be presented in collaboration with New York’s Simone Subal Gallery and Project ArtBeat.
The 2019 Venice Biennale will be opened on May 11 and will last until November 24. The Georgian National Pavilion, which covers the area of 74 sq., signifies one of Venice's main exhibition space - "Arsenal".
This year's exhibition (curator - Ralph Rugoff) is held under the common concept - " May You Live at Interesting Times".
The concept will unite the works of the artists who will give the viewer a new understanding of objects and images, gestures and situations.
"The 58th International Art Exhibition will underline general approaches to the creation of art and the perception of art in the sociology that is considered to be enjoyment and critical thinking. Artists who think in this direction often have different opinions. Facts, deepening of connections and giving new content load."
For more information visit the "Creative Georgia" website: www.creativegeorgia.ge