Frankfurt Modern Art Museum to spotlight acclaimed artist Andro Wekua

Andro Wekua’s 2006 work ‘Get Out of my Room’. Photo: Creative Georgia., 19 Sep 2018 - 16:06, Tbilisi,Georgia

Internationally acclaimed Georgian artist Andro Wekua will premiere his new film installation at the Frankfurt Museum for Modern Art next month, as Georgian art and creatives become the focus of the city’s major book fair.

The contemporary artist’s work All is Fair in Dreams and War will be on display at the MMK on October 11.

Curated by Susanne Pfeffer, the installation will come with an accompanying programme featuring a literary intervention from popular Georgian poet Rati Amaglobeli.

The show will showcase the German premiere for the work by Wekua, who has been called “one of the most distinguished Georgian contemporary artists abroad” by Creative Georgia, a support organisation for the display.

Born in Sokhumi in Georgia's northwestern region of Abkhazia, Wekua now spends his time living between Berlin and Zurich.

His displays have been hosted by venues including the Kölnischer Kunstverein Museum in Cologne, the Vienna Art Palace, the Castello di Rivoli in Italy and the Gladstone Gallery in New York.

Wekua was nominated for the 2011 National Gallery Prize for Young Art in Berlin and awarded the Kiefer Hablitzel Foundation Prize from one of Switzerland's most significant cultural institutions in 2005.

The MMK venue, hosting the premiere of his film installation, is promoted as “one of the world’s most renowned museums of contemporary art”, with its collections comprising over 5,000 works.

The Wekua display is part of exhibitions, meetings and other cultural events in support of Georgia’s showcase as the official Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair, which opens on October 10.