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Georgian contemporary artist’s works showcased on Google Arts and Culture platform
20 February, 2018
Tamara Kvesitadze is the first contemporary Georgian artist whose virtual exhibition is now featured on the platform of the world's largest cultural institution Google Arts and Culture. Online platform has recently launched a display of works by Georgian artist.

The exhibition named Tamara Kvesitadze or the Triumph of Ambivalence incorporates over 20 artworks.
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Kvesitadze’s 2007 work Egg

Kvesitadze’s exposition was presented to the global audience through the assistance of Art Palace, which is the only partner of Google Cultural Institute
in Georgia.
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"Revolving Woman", a 2003 work by Tamara Kvesitadze

The exhibition unveils most of Kvesitadze's masterpieces, such as mechanical dolls and monumental works, sculptures, paintings, kinetic sculptures and the artworks, some of which were exposed at Venice Biennale, a contemporary visual art exhibition in 2007-2011.



The exhibition also includes photos, video files and reviews dedicated to her most recognized and celebrated work, monument of endless love –Man and Woman, an 8 meter high moving steel sculpture of a man and woman who quietly pass through each other every day, pausing momentarily for an embrace before separating again.
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Ali and Nino monument by Tamara Kvesitadze

This romantic sculpture is erected in Batumi, the capital city of Georgia’s seaside Adjara Region. It is also noteworthy that the sculpture is very popular among foreign visitors of Georgia and it was named among world’s 10 most romantic statues. It should be mentioned that Kvesitadze is the only artist in Transcaucasia who participates in Google's new and largest virtual exhibition project "Contemporary World Art".
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"Disappearance", a sculpture by Tamara Kvesitadze

Art Palace worked on the exhibition in a three-way collaboration with the artist’s Tamara Studio and the Galerie Kornfeld, where Kvesitadze was featured in last year’s display Supper Club.

The Last Super by Tamara Kvesitadze from Anna Addison on Vimeo.

 

At this stage, Art Palace is the leader in the virtual space of Google throughout Transcaucasia and offers 5 Georgian exhibitions, with expositions dedicated to progressive Georgian artist Petre Otskheli and Georgian national costumes among them.
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"Chaos," a 1992 painting by Tamara Kvesitadze

Born in Tbilisi, architect, sculptor and painter Tamara Kvesitadze studied architecture at the Architectural Department of the Tbilisi Technical University. Her established practice has set her as one of the most famous Georgian artists in the world.
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The 2017 animated work ‘Any Direction’ by Tamara Kvesitadze

Kvesitadze has had the honour of representing her country at the 2011 54th Venice Biennale, where her kinetic sculptures instantly heralded her as an artist of high note by critics and the public alike.

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