Dark Matter: ANDRO WEKUA

“I’m trusting you here alone,” ANDRO WEKUA’s assistant says, as she leaves me in the studio to go get coffee. Wekua, she tells me, is running late. I begin to wonder what type of trouble I could get into on my own in this space. The sky outside is grey and it bathes the room…
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ANDRO WEKUA’s “Pink Wave Hunter” Is Like a Post-Soviet Version of Superman’s Kandor

Georgian artist ANDRO WEKUA opens his exhibition “Pink Wave Hunter” tonight at the Benaki Museum in Athens, inaugurating a new collaboration between the Benaki and the Deste Foundation. Wekua uses mixed media, sculpture, and installation to channel personal memory and the political history of his native Caucasus region into narratives that vacillate between the ultra-real…
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ANDRO WEKUA

One does not look at Andro Wekua’s work. One stares – at the Technicolor seeping through a pierced old-world modernism; at the muzzled gazes of mannequins, disarmingly half-dressed. We stare at that which we do not understand, and Wekua’s figures, landscapes, and palette come from a parallel universe, brushing up against ours, overlapping in incidental imagery, but distinctly foreign. It is …
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