Andro Wekua brings together collective and personal memories to form vivid, at times disturbing, representations in installations, sculptures, collages, pictures and films.
He merges motifs found in magazines or old photo albums with painting and pasting to create multi-layered, kaleidoscope-like collages.
The focus is on the search for a way to deal with that which is past and that which is present, the experienced and the passed-on overlap in Wekua’s art on both visual and narrative levels. The installations, often dramatically staged, testify to this narrative leaning.
Andro Wekua presents his biggest exhibition yet at the Kunsthalle Fridericianum (March – June 2011), showing numerous new sculptures, including a group of works that recalls the severely damaged and abandoned buildings of his hometown Sukhumi. A new film brings together science fiction and horror elements.
This 3 part catalogue is published in collaboration with the Rein Wolfs, Kunsthalle Fridericanium.