Georgia Pavilion on space, time, politics

Georgia Pavilion on space, time, politics

‘January, February, March’ at the Venice biennale 2023

Curated by Tbilisi Architecture Biennial, the Georgian Pavilion at this year’s event Venice Architecture Biennale ‘January, February, March’ will be home – an installation that shows the dead and living nature through the story of an artificially altered settlement in the Dusheti region of Georgia. Specifically, the pavilion will symbolically focus on water reservoirs, their creation and impacts in an age of rapid political transformations and climate change. Designers and architects Gigi Shukakidze, Oto Nemsadze, and Tinatin Gurgenidze came together to conceive the installation, creating a series of questions along the way.

Venice Biennale '23: The Gallery Pavilion explores space, time and politics through water
‘Jamaury, February, March’ – Venice Biennale 2023 | images © Tobias Schmitt, Gigi Shukakidze

investigating how human-made orders affect natural flows

‘How temporary is our footprint on the environment? When we mention the flows of energy, migration, time, and outflow of the landscape itself, what flows are we really talking about? What are the costs of canceling an order to create a new one? Can we take water as the determinant of order? To what extent can the spatial-political development of people bring changes to nature and society and vice versa? What physical and conceptual forms disappear or remain with such a transformation? Are natural creations – their memory, history, and artifacts that reflect their past lives – permanent? What will be the fate of defining those places, and above all – looking at both global and local contexts – what is their future?’

The Georgian Pavilion will be hosted by the art-space II Giardino Bianco, during the 18th International Architecture Exhibition that will take place from May 20 to November 26, 2023.

Venice Biennale '23: The Gallery Pavilion explores space, time and politics through water
the pavilion will symbolically focus on water reservoirs

Venice Biennale '23: The Gallery Pavilion explores space, time and politics through water
illustrating the nature of dead + alive through the story of an artificially altered settlement in Dusheti

Venice Biennale '23: The Gallery Pavilion explores space, time and politics through water
exploring man-made influences and orders on nature

project information:

name: January, February, March

program: Venice Architecture Biennale 2023, 18th edition

maintained by: Tbilisi Architecture Annual | @tbilisiarchitecturebiennial
design: Gigi Shukakidze, Oto Nemsadze, Tinatin Gurgenidze

project team: Giorgi Vardiashvili Alexi Soselia Stefano Tornieri Pola Lado Kandashvili Giorgi Kartvelishvili Elene Pasuri Tamara Janashia Tato Kotetishvili

commissioner: Magda Guruli

images: © Tobias Schmitt, Gigi Shukakidze

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edited by: lea zeitoun | design boom

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