Bouillon Group,Thea Djordjadze, Nikoloz Lutidze, Gela Patashuri with Ei Arakawa and Sergei Tcherepnin, Gio Sumbadze
Georgian Pavilion, Venice Biennale of Art 2013, Arsenale, Venice
curated by Joanna Warsza
Project by Gio Sumbadze
commissioned by Marine Mizandari, First Deputy Minister of Culture
Exhibition Design, Art Production & Management
The Pavilion was constructed as a “parasitic” extension of an old building in the Venice Arsenale and hosted an exhibition, including artists members of the Bouillon Group, Thea Djordjadze, Nikoloz Lutidze, Gela Patashuri with Ei Arakawa and Sergei Tcherepnin, and Gio Sumbadze.
M+B Studio provided full-package services, collaborating with the artist and the curatorial board in the exhibition design, overseeing engineering and architectural aspects, selecting the building materials and supervising the building site at the Arsenale. M+B Studio assisted the logistic and authorization procedures.
After officially renting a 60 square meters roof on the Biennale site, the pavilion-artwork named “the Kamikaze Loggia”, was built as a temporary structure attached to a pre-existing building, which echoed the post-Soviet tradition of informal architecture in Georgia.
General views, Kamikaze Loggia, Georgian Pavilion, 2013
Gio Sumbadze, Kamikaze Loggia, 2013
Thea Djordjadze, Abanotubani, 2013
Gela Patashuri with Ei Arakawa and Sergei Tcherepnin, Bakhneli Archive, 2013
Bouillon Group, Religious Aerobics, 2013
Levan Maisuradze / Artarea TV. © Levan Maisuradze / Artarea TV
Gio Sumbadze © Gio Sumbadze
VIDEO (fonte: VernissageTV): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDnSKcjqCoo
On Mousse: http://moussemagazine.it/55vb-pavilion-of-georgia/
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