55. Biennale – Padiglione georgiano

Venezia - 30/05/2013 : 24/11/2013

Kamikaze Loggia è il progetto che rappresenta la Georgia alla Biennale di Venezia.


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The aim of the exhibition Kamikaze Loggia is to cast a critical look at the social, political and ideological discourses of the last twenty years in Georgia as well as the condition of contemporary art and architecture within it—thus introducing an artistic scene of a country that sometimes is described as "Italy gone Marxist".
in order to achive this purpose this year the Pavilion of Georgia will take the form of a kamikaze loggia – a parasitic extension to an old building in the Arsenale –

This informal structure called a "kamikaze loggia" – characteristic of Tbilisi – will be designed by the artist Gio Sumbadze.The exhibition will take as its point of departure the creation of such informal architecture, a manifestation of the refusal of dominant structures, in order to incorporate provisional liberty, local self-determination, and acknowledging while also building upon the infrastructural legacy of Soviet master plans.