M HKA brings together the work of artist Elene Chantladze and designers Nata Janberidze and Keti Toloraia of Rooms Studio for a joint exhibition.
The exhibition articulates and celebrates the common ground that comes alive through their work. Beyond their specific approaches to painting, storytelling and design, the two practices have in common to acknowledge interiors, and by extension interiority, as an essential place that contributes to the development of resilience, freedom, and, most importantly, the conception of new imaginaries. The places of everyday life, whether indoor or outdoor, intimate or public, act as sites of observation and emancipation. Vernacular practices are understood and used by the three artists in a progressive fashion, leading local traditions, resources and knowledge towards transformative terrains, far away from the status quo.
The exhibition at M HKA features a generous selection of drawings and paintings by Elene Chantladze, in dialogue with display and support structures conceived by Rooms Studio, at times hosting each other, at others remaining autonomous.
This project is part of M HKA’s In Situ programme, a series of exhibitions focusing on the development of new work and projects commissioned for the largest and most atypical space of the museum; it is organized on the occasion of Europalia Georgia, an arts festival taking place across Belgium from 4 October 2023 until 14 January 2024.
Curator: Anne-Claire Schmitz