Maia Naveriani - TONGUE EXERCISES FOR SPEECHLESS PEACHES
20 April – 20 May, 2018
Project ArtBeat presents Maia Naveriani’s solo exhibition - TONGUE EXERCISES FOR SPEECHLESS PEACHES
"The show is a compilation of drawings from 2008 to 2018 gathering together many versions of the subjective interpretation of the language of drawing.
The title of the show itself suggests that the process of searching for, exploring and creating a new language can be interpreted as an attempt to overcome cliches in order to articulate the common reality in a new, rejuvenated way.
These drawings, different in style and approach, are like variations of “tongue” exercises that should deconstruct and destabilise familiar signs and “habits” thus creating re-generated dynamics and vibrations in the hope of forming a new speech for refreshed communication." - Maia Naveriani.
Maia Naveriani (Born in 1966, Georgia) lives and works in Tbilisi and London. The artist studied under Gia Edzgeveradze before completing her formal training at the Academy of Fine Arts, Tbilisi. Having moved to London, in 1989, she was nominated by Annely Juda Fine Art for the the Vordemberger Gildewart Foundation international prize in 1999, which she won. Since then she has taken part in numerous solo and group exhibitions in both public and commercial spaces including Fordham Gallery, Danielle Arnaud Gallery, London; Neues Kunstforum, Cologne; Museum Wiesbaden; Museum Bochum; Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund; Netwerk, Aalst; Cirius Art Centre, Cork; Leonard Hutton Galleries, New York and CoBra museum, Amsterdam. She also became a member of the group Everything is Alright founded by Gia Edzgeveradze, taking part in many performances in public spaces including Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Museum Bochum, Bochum and Museum Kunst Palatz, Dusseldorf. Maia Naveriani is represented in Germany by Galerie Voss, Dusseldorf.
Project ArtBeat presented Naveriani's works at Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair 2017 (Istanbul, Turkey), Kyiv Art Week 2017 (Kyiv, Ukraine), PULSE (IMPULSE) NY 2015 (U.S, NY)