until 28.03. | #2687ARTatBerlin| Daniel Marzona presents from 14 February 2020 the exhibition Death Chase by the artist Vajiko Chachkhiani. One week later, on February 21, Daniel Marzona opens the exhibition A Silent Conversation with Vajiko Chachkhiani and Raijiro Wada at Rolando Anselmi’s.
Daniel Marzona is pleased to announce Death Chase, the third solo exhibition of works by Vajiko Chachkhiani.
Vajiko Chachkhiani’s work operates somewhere between the outside world and the human psyche, bringing the shadowy aspects of our Conditio humanato awareness through subtle and intriguing visual poetry. Frequently based on performances or transformative actions, many of his sculptures share an affinity to minimalism while at the same time being charged with narrative meaning. Through his sculptures and installations, he addresses psychological conditions such as loneliness, violence and angst, interweaving them with topics from religion, politics, literature, and poetry. Recurring themes in his work are conflict, culture/nature and the oscillation between the outer reality and the inner life of the individual being.
For his first exhibition at our new gallery space, Chachkhiani creates one large-scale installation based on a series of previous works titled Endless Ends. During the conflict with Russia in 2008, vast areas of the Georgian forest burned down and were ultimately lost. Chachkhiani recently re-visited the region and collected large amounts of burned pine branches. Thus his installation Death Chaseis comprised of hundreds of these branches, installed in a way that makes both ends of each brand appear to be entering into the walls. As a whole, the installation suggests organic growth, as if the walls of the gallery space have been occupied by a foreign species over a long period of time. What seems to be endlessly growing here is a poetic metaphor for the infinite perpetuation of human conflicts and their destructive potential – a senseless push towards death, again and again.
Vajiko Chachkhiani (born 1985 in Tbilisi, Georgia) lives and works in Tbilisi. A student of Prof. Gregor Schneider, he graduated from Universität der Künste (UdK), Berlin, Germany, in 2013. After solo exhibitions at Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, Germany (2014), and Yarat Contemporary Art Centre, Baku, Azerbaijan (2016), his work was presented at the Georgian Pavilion at the 57thVenice Biennale in 2017. In recent years his work has been shown internationally, with solo exhibitions including Bundeskunsthalle Bonn, Germany (2018) and Art Basel Unlimited (2019). Most recently, he completed his residency as a fellow at Villa Aurora in Los Angeles, CA, USA, and will be participating in the 22ndBiennale of Sydney 2020.
Vernissage (Attention, time shifted + other place!): Friday, 21st February 2020, 6:00 – 8:30 pm at Rolando Anselmi, Winsstraße 72, 10405 Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg
Exhibition period: Friday, 14th February – Saturday, 28th March 2020Zu Daniel Marzona
Image caption: Courtesy of Daniel Marzona – Vajiko Chachkhiani
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