Nine Lipped Goddess
‘Nine Lipped Goddess’ is a group show of 9 international artists and simultaneously 9 mini solo shows of each one of them, as isn’t it so that self is better discovered in a group?
Like trees can live in tribes and families but also self-sufficiently stand alone so too the artists become part of a group while continue to play by their own rules. Like a witch ‘who worships herself as her own god. Who is the creator of her own life, the healer of herself’ (Maura Dilon) so too each one of the artists forms her own being around herself and through her art practice. And as many or a few of us do so too do they ‘…struggle with all the force of their lives for one thing only: to fulfill themselves according to their own laws, to build up their own form, to represent themselves.’ (Herman Hesse, Wandering: Notes and Sketches, 1972)
This show is an attempt to share reflections and thoughts about being part of a society while living with your own rules, being a social animal while being self-sufficient, having the ability to live part of a tribe while still standing alone, being a human while being a tree. This exhibition is also a small experiment to find out whether self is truly better discovered in a group. The viewers are invited to observe and take a role of a theatre audience but also be triggered to think, feel and converse. Only with them the act will be complete.
Participating artists: Tamar Beruchashvili, Salome Chigilashvili, Ani Gurashvili, Merve Iseri, Gvantsa Jishkariani, Maia Naveriani, Nato Sirbiladze, Athena Papadopoulos, Amalia Ulman.
Photos by Angus Leadley Brown