Häusler Contemporary

Koka Ramishvili in der Binz39, Zurich

Koka Ramishvili in der Binz39, Zurich

Koka Ramishvili, film still from »Drawing Lesson«, 2003, color video audio installation, 12'

Koka Ramishvili | film still from »Drawing Lesson« | 2003 | color video and audio installation| 12′

Koka Ramishvili
»Echolot« | group exhibition
Opening: October 3, 2014

Exhibition until November 1, 2014

Binz39, Zürich
Curated by Ana Gabelaia (gast curator from Georgia) and Irene Grillo (curator BINZ39 Foundation)

Frances Belser | Lisa Biedlingmaier | Vajiko Chachkhiani | Thomas Haemmerli & Alena Boika | Koka Ramishvili | Ana Roldan | Monika Schori & Franziska Koch | Monika Stalder | Koka Vashakidze

In autumn 2011, the BINZ39 Foundation and the Center for Contemporary Art (CCA) in Tbilisi started an artistic-cultural exchange between Switzerland and Georgia. They offer residencies for the fine and visual arts in Zurich and Tbilisi.

Twice a year this allows two Georgian artists/curators to stay in Zurich for 4 months. The scholarship holders are involved in the program and activities of the BINZ39 Foundation. During their residency they have the possibility to meet and get to know Swiss artists and professionals in order to come in contact with the Swiss art scene. Since 2011 Nino Sekhniashvili, Vajiko Chachkhiani, Koka Vashakidze and Mariam Natroshvili were scholarship holders at BINZ39. Monica Stalder (Swiss artist based in Zurich) had in Summer 2013 a residency at CCA in Tbilisi.

Taking the opportunity of the current residency of young Georgian curator Ana Gabelaia in Zurich, BINZ39 Foundation will look back at the last three years and present an exhibition, which takes the on going and lively exchange between the two country as subject.

Artists from Switzerland and Georgia who are linked with both countries through their creative work are involved in the exhibition. The goal of the exhibition is to expose works of art, which show how artists are responding to the social and political circumstances around them and by what means do they try to transfer their opinions, feelings and reactions into their art. Which aspects of the two countries are inspiring the artists? And which images of the two countries do emerge through the presented works?