reviews

  • Vajiko Chachkhiani, Winter which was not there, 2017, HD video, color, sound, 12 minutes 30 seconds.

    Vajiko Chachkhiani

    Daniel Marzona

    “For me, it is important to let works happen—I don’t approach a work by thinking, ‘Now I’m going to make a sculpture,’” Vajiko Chachkhiani once remarked. The Georgian artist’s recent exhibition “Summer which was not there” certainly foregrounded the question of what makes certain works feel “natural” and others less so. The show consisted of nine sculptural works and two videos, of which the latest, Winter which was not there, 2017, was without a doubt the show’s highlight—its down-to-earth poetry and fine sense of understatement conveyed a convincing inevitability.

    As the video begins,

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