Projects 103 - Thea Djordjadze
Exhibition, MoMA PS1, New York, USA.
Presented at PS1 is a site-specific sculpture by Berlin-based Georgian artist Thea Djordjadze. Drawing on the visual language of architecture and on functional design, Djordjadze creates sculptural environments that foreground the lasting legacy of Modernism while evoking the vernacular and folk traditions native to the Caucasus region in the Republic of Georgia. Here she has built a large-scale sculptural installation made especially for the museum’s ground-floor brick-walled duplex gallery. The work responds to the room’s exaggerated height and is inspired by a 12th-century pharmacy located in the cave city of Vardzia, Georgia, which was pictured in a poster that once hung in the artist’s childhood bedroom.