VAJIKO CHACHKHIANI, born in 1985, lives in Tbilisi and Berlin. His films, sculptures, performances, photographs and installations are characterized by witty conception and an often quiet, content-laden and aesthetic poetry.
Recent solo shows at the Kunstverein Dresden, Art Basel Unlimited, Berlinische Galerie (2019), Yarat Contemporary Art Center, Scrap Metal Gallery, Toronto and Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn (2018).
Selected group exhibitions: Kunsthalle Osnabrück, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Quito, Ecuador, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork (2019) and the 57th Venice Biennale (2017).
Selected films: Winter Which Was Not There (2017) and Life Track (2014).
KINO DER KUNST 2020
Heavy Metal Honey
GEO 2019, 2K, 14’15’’, GEORGISCH/GEORGIAN
An extended family in Georgia gathers for dinner in the parlor. Banalities are exchanged. In the constricted atmosphere of the familial constellation, reality and fiction begin to increasingly intermingle. A rainstorm sets in, forming the prelude to an unexpected showdown. The situational drama is ruptured by the unexpected positing of a splattered allegory onto every-day life in Georgia, one in which family structures are viscous and adhesive but not necessarily as sweet as honey.