About the Book
In his paintings, sculptures and drawings Levan investigates public and private spaces and their influence on formation of our identity. He focuses on issues that we deal with on almost everyday basis — the sense of place, idea of ‘home,’ gentrification and displacement.
The volume includes excerpt from an essay of Dr. Till-Busse written for an ocassion of Levan's solo exhibition in Cologne, at Kunstraub99 and artist's interview with E. Kapatadze and L. Tarkhan Mouravi for Georgian Art Platform.
Features & Details
- Primary Category Arts & Photography Books
Standard Portrait, 8×10 in, 21×26 cm
- Publish Date Jul 31, 2015
- Language English
- Keywords Levan Mindiashvili, Contemporary Art, Georgian Contemporary art, painting, sculpture, drawing, artist book, art book, portfolio, urbanism, identity, intimacy
Levan Mindiashvili was born in 1979 in Tbilisi, Georgia and lives and works in New York. In 2003 he graduated from Tbilisi State Academy of Arts and the same year started intensively exhibiting his works in Europe. He had participated in numerous international exhibitions and art fairs and was twice awarded with the 1st prize (Impulse 2005, Osnabrueck and OW_Art 2007, Buchen). In 2008 - 2012 he lived in Buenos Aires, Argentina where he realized his master degree in the field of crossed media art at the National University of Art of Buenos Aires. He was awarded with the 3rd prize for drawing by the Museo Metropolitano (Bs.As.) and together with other twelve artists was selected as emerging artist of 2012: Movistar Arte Joven 2012. Currently, parallel to his solo career and as a continuation of his curatorial practice which he started in Buenos Aires, Levan organizes international group projects investigating the cultural heritage and identity issues in contemporary societies.