by Levan Mindiashvili
Curated by Vanessa Kowalski
July 12 - 31, 2019
Friday, July 12th 6-8 pm
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NARS is pleased to present Now is Always Someone Else: an experiment in curatorial and artistic collaboration, an exercise in decision making, a deconstructed instruction piece, a new way of working through the limitations imposed by distances, whether, metaphorical, physical or rooted in language. The presented work, newly configured by curator Vanessa Kowalski, employs the same material elements of a piece by Levan Mindiashvili previously arranged in an alternative format, originally commissioned for the 2019 BRIC Biennal with support from Erti Gallery, titled Here is Always Somewhere Else. Formally, the elements of the piece, presented in four different embodiments, are based on the word “here” in Georgian. Beside the installation hangs a single hyperlink, or a correlating tangent of the work, in which Kowalski’s handwritten rendition of the word ‘Now’ written from memory in Georgian lettering has been defined in liquid mirror.
Levan Mindiashvili is a Georgian born visual artist and independent curator living and working in New York and Tbilisi. He holds his BFA from Tbilisi State Academy of Arts and MFA from The National University of Arts of Buenos Aires, Argentina. His works had been included in recent group exhibitions at The 7th Beijing Biennale, China; Georgian National Gallery, Tbilisi; ODETTA, Brooklyn, US; Tbilisi History Museum, Georgia; Arsenal, Kiev, Ukraine; Tartu Art Museum, Estonia. Recent solo exhibitions were held at Georgian National Museum, Mestia; State Silk Museum, Tbilisi, Georgia; The Lodge Gallery, New York, US; His works are in public collections of Georgian National Museum (Mestia), State Silk Museum (Tbilisi) and National Art Museum of China (Beijing).