They Are There, Sometimes

With Data Chigholashvili, Nino Kvrivishvili and an introduction by Nina Akhvlediani

Fri, Mar 25, 2022
Tiny desk sessions (lobby)
11 am
Free admission

In English

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They are there, sometimes, with trees and textiles. Extending from the collections of the State Silk Museum (Georgia), this talk ranges from photos to textiles, exploring common topics such as contexts of power, people’s roles and archiving challenges. Data Chigholashvili will discuss his research about the visual material of sericulture, or silk farming. He will explore the relationship between humans and nature; how people’s gaze, pose and [under]representation with mulberry trees, only food of the domesticated silkworm, change over time. Nino Kvrivishvili will present her artistic practice about textiles, which intertwines historical patterns and personal narratives. She will analyze the Soviet textiles of Georgia and other countries and also present a tour of Tbilisi, taking us through the city’s silk industry.

Concept: Nina Akhvlediani and Olaf Nicolai