MILAN.- Archivio Atelier Pharaildis Van den Broeck
presents in the space of Via Bragadino in Milan the first 2021 exhibition.
For the first time, the Georgian artist Tatjana Giorgadse shows her new works in an Italian institution on the occasion of the PROJECT ROOM #4 curated by Irene Belfi.
Like a transformation of my perception of the world, each piece is an integral part of my reality, the artist says. This poetic vision is integrated in Giorgadses artistry through a combination of precious stones and ordinary materials.
Tatjana Giorgadse spent months studying Van den Broecks paintings and jewellery sketches from the first decade of the new millennium and, under their influence, created objects that can be described as wearable artworks. Attracted by the material nature of pictorial works, Giorgadse decided to collect materials and artefacts and assemble them in the archive to create an intimate and spontaneous dialogue with Pharailids Van den Broecks own world of creative artistry.
By bringing together these two disciplines, jewellery is presented as a work of art and not just as a decorative object. Contemporary jewellery leaves behind the traditional canons of beauty and becomes a medium of expression in which concept, feelings and material experimentation become central. This kind of artwork relates symbiotically to the body, emphasising the profoundly symbolic nature of the relationship between people and ornamentation.
Thanks to the curatorship of Irene Belfi, a gallery owner and scholar of the History of Contemporary Jewellery, Project Room #4 investigates the relationship between two seemingly quite different languages like painting and artistic jewellery: focusing on the connection between these two disciplines and what they mean within the realm of contemporary visual culture.
A video made by the artist, who for the first time approaches this expressive medium, is also on display. Meanwhile performers wear some of the objects Giorgadse made, recreating in the archive the symbiotic link with the works of Pharaildis Van den Broeck that oriented these creations.
Tatjana Giorgadse's jewels and Pharalidis Van den Broeck's paintings are crossed by a common talismanic nature and spread in the space a magical power - apotropaic and propitiatory - which is activated when in contact with the visitor's body.
The fourth issue of the poster-pamphlet edited by Emiliano Biondelli, an independent publication connected with Project Room, will also be published in conjunction with Project Room #4.
As a continuation of the 2019 Project Room series, temporarily interrupted due to the pandemic, once again this year the Archivio Atelier Pharaildis Van den Broecks Project Rooms devised and co-ordinated by the archive curator Barbara Garatti aims to focus on and to narrate Pharaildis Van den Broecks research and, on the other hand, to promote new methods of research and production in contemporary visual arts. For the same aim, in January 2020 it was formed the Commettee of Archivio Atelier Pharaildis Van den Broeck, which includes Michele Sagramoso, Paola Richetti, Barbara Garatti, Anna Daneri and Cesarina Meda.
Tatjana Giorgadse (1987, Kutaissi Georgia) lives and works in Munich.
Born in Georgia, Tatjana Giorgadse studies in Idar-Oberstein and graduates with a diploma of Applied Scienses in Jewellery and Gemstone Design. In 2012 she is selected for the Graduation Show at Galerie Marzee (NL) and one year later she is selected for Talente Prize 2013 in Munich. In her work Giorgadse tells stories, based on her inner world, views and feelings. Each piece is, as a transformation in the artists perception of the world, an integral part of her realities. Main exibitions: Talente 2013 (2013, Munich), Nsaio6 (2016, Statdtmuseum Simeonstift of Trier), 5 years steinbeissers experimental gastronomy retrospective exhibition (2017, Amsterdam), Thinking Hands (2018, Irene Belfi in Milan).