Artist Places Real Heads In Iconic Art Galleries To Create Artwork

A new interactive art project entitled ‘Put Your Head into Gallery’ presents four different models of famous galleries’ rooms. The project also involves exhibitions of different artists in above-mentioned spaces: Saatchi Gallery (Tezi Gabunia), The Louvre (Rubens), Tate Modern (Hirst), Gagosian Gallery (Liechtenstein). Transportable feature of the models makes these galleries accessible for everyone. Moreover, anyone can look into gallery, take a photo and become an exhibit.

The installation emphasises one of Tezi Gabunia’s main concepts – falsification and Triggers a dialogue with hiper realistic issues. The project evolved in two stages. At the first event, under a concept of falsification, Tezi Gabunia presented his false exhibition at Saatchi Gallery. The second stage involved scaled copy of famous gallery rooms with exhibitions of different artist: The Louvre (Rubens), Tate Modern (Hirst), Gagosian Gallery (Liechtenstein). The main technical support used during the production of models is laser cutting technology. The materials used: PVC, plexiglass, wooden paper, two-component glue. 

Tezi Gabunia was born in 1987 in Tbilisi, Georgia. In 2008, he Gained BA in Architecture. Since 2011, he has produced over 100 paintings and over 20 series of installations. Tezi Gabunia focouses on contemporary cultural issues and practices in various field of art. He Collaborates with two functionally different teams. Conceptual team works on concept development, studies and research. Technical teams provides communications, project coordination, annotations, artwork production and other kind of technical support. Tezi Gabunia is a co-founder and a key member of CopyPaste.

Tezi Gabunia calls his method Falsification, that is a reflection upon the basic features of the contemporary world – the absolute virtualization. Contemporary visual language studies provides handling and creation of mediums that itself originates a new generation of art. An artwork is a result of industrialized production, not creation. As the production process is completely industrialized, which makes massive production in a short time possible. This kind of attitude also abolishes artist a an original creator. Tezi Gabunia uses various mediums for producing and publishing his work. As the Internet is an important feature of contemporary lifestyle, Social networks, virtual dimension are one of the main mediums for the artist to exhibit his artwork.

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