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Translator: Niyoosha Hajian
Temo Javakhi Contemporary artist was born in Tbilisi, Georgia in 1951, he graduated from the Tbilisi Academy of Arts in 1976. His art works as the “Sun in the Mirror” was held at the National Gallery Museum in Tbilisi in August 2016. This exhibition is an overview of his career, including 140 works from the artist by the media and various media displayed.
the sunflower as a food, material nourishment (pabulum). The sunflower is adopted by the Georgian mentality to be something amusing, the subject of some kind of ritual play, rather than the food. In specific rules of selling and using (eating) of this product: the sunflower is for sale not in super markets or boutiques. But in streets only. It is sold by same type of second hand dealers – the old women sitting on parapets or stools. They keep the sunflower in sacks, which it with little glasses and give it to their clients in cone packets, making them from the sheets of old magazines or unused office forms. The eating of the sunflower does not have anything in common with the breakfast, dinner or supper. It does not need a chair, table, table-cloth or napkins. The people eat the sunflower always and everywhere, under all circumstances and spit out peels (rinds) (in the hollow of the hand or ash-tray at the best). This ritual is the essential part. Main characteristic of today’s Georgian mode of life. It can be considered as a very capacious, expressive icon of the wide complex of everyday habits, which does not connect with the distant roots of the national traditional, but it’s firmly settled in the behavior stereotypes of modern Georgian and determine them.
“The weapon” – It become more and more clear that oil, gas, electricity – are the basic mergetic trains, without which the modern world can’t live a normal, civilized life. Countries which do have these recourses, are of course trying to become monopolists of this business and they use this wealth not for only economical well-being, but also for economical terrorand blackmail against other countries.
Works was created by Temo Javakhi with contemporary concepts and social issues, political and By a close look which deals with the epistemological towards their country and the international community is trying to express his intellectual concern. He also has a collection of poems minimalist when it comes to speaking German, Slovak, Russian and Azerbaijani released. For more knowing this Georgian artist you can visit his facebook page: javakhishvi.7
He has used signs, letters, text, numbers, parts of the map, iconic images, the use of zero in mysterious ways in his arts. He attaches particular importance to the word and its meaning, which is one of the characteristics of his work.
The thematic axis of the exhibition planned by this project is the motif of a sunflower, which receives two kinds of interpretation by using various visual means.
- The sunflower as a plat (Helianthus). The orientation to the sun, the striving east, then it follows the whole trajectory of the sun and becomes directed to the west in the evening. The sunflower itself bears resemblance to the sun, or rather, to its generally adopted conventional sign (An image, often found in the heraldic of south American countries, can be considered to be the sun or the sunflower at the same time.) In many languages the union of the sunflower with the sun is underlined. Being the part of the organic nature, the plant, the flowers, the sunflower depicts (represents) the eternal striving for the light, the universal source of energy. The sunflower can be understood as a symbol of being imprisoned by the emanation of the sun, as a symbol of solar charming (bewitching) as well.