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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An Artist Reports on the Future of Europe

We the outsiders at the gates of EU officialdom—the perennial emigrants, the wandering Jews—believe in Europe and all its bureaucratic trappings. Just ask our Ukrainian friends at Euromaidan Square, or our Iranian colleagues in the Green Movement, which sprung up after the contested 2009 presidential elections. So as an Iranian-Texan Russophile, I was duly delighted…
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