Artist Tamara Kvesitadze’s work showcased on Google Arts and Culture

The 2017 animated work ‘Any Direction’ by Tamara Kvesitadze. Photo: Art Palace., 19 Feb 2018 - 16:20, Tbilisi,Georgia

The extensive online database of Google Arts and Culture now features contemporary art from Georgia, after the online platform launched a display of works by artist Tamara Kvesitadze.

Tamara Kvesitadze or the Triumph of Ambivalence is a collection of over 20 works by the creative who has exhibited at the Venice Biennale and major venues in Europe and beyond.

The selection features "nearly the entire spectrum of Kvesitadze’s work”, said Tbilisi’s Art Palace venue, the presenter of the artist on the platform.

Kvesitadze’s 2007 work ‘Egg’. Photo: Art Palace.

Mechanical dolls, paintings, kinetic sculptures and other works by Kvesitadze were picked for the digital display which includes exhibits presented at the Venice Biennale between 2007-2011.

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.

Born in Tbilisi, the artist studied architecture in the Georgian capital before moving to the United States.

She has also displayed her work at venues and events including Galerie Orem in Paris and ART COLOGNE.

‘Reptilia’, a 2013 work by Kvesitadze presented at Galerie Kornfeld. Photo: Art Palace.

With the launch of the showcase, Kvesitadze has also become the only artist from the South Caucasus to have been selected for Google’s new exhibition project on contemporary art from around the world.

Google Arts and Culture is world’s largest online art database and is partnered in Georgia by Art Palace.

The latter became the maiden art institution in Georgia to become part of the Google project in 2016 and the largest digital repository from the South Caucasus in 2017.

The Google museum is currently home to five virtual exhibitions of works by artists from Georgia, all presented by the Tbilisi venue.

These include pages dedicated to life and work of 20th Century modernist painter Petre Otskheli, collection of costumes created for cinema and theatre productions staged in Georgia, and fine art collections preserved at Art Palace.