Koka Ramishvili

Version animée 2006 — Installations — 17 october - 17 december 2006


Born in 1956, lives and works in Geneva

Ramishvili was still living in Georgia when his country gained its independence. The artist sincerely thought that his country, by basing itself on its cultural and spiritual traditions, could confidently begin the transition to democracy. Disappointed by the political and social evolution of Georgia, however, Ramishvili has endlessly criticized in his work the country's evolution towards corruption, criminality, and violence. Ramishvili has worked in various media, including painting, collage, and performance.

Koka Ramishvili, Landerror (2006), Courtesy the Artist

Landerror blends shots from a surveillance camera and background piano music to confront the reality of the documentary and the abstraction of the image.
After Picasso, an animated presentation of Francis Bacon's paintings juxtaposed with several excerpts from documentaries chronicling Hitler's rise to power in Germany.