Born in Tbilisi (GE), lives in Geneva (CH).
Koka (Akaki) Ramishvili (°1956) lives and works in Geneva. He is one of the many Georgian artists whose work has been strongly influenced by post-Soviet topics. His art has a political dimension, but it reflects on politics, rather than take a stance. Ramishvili uses various topics and media to react to the changes in values he observes.
In the seventies, Ramishvili studies painting, but finds that he could no longer create ‘traditional’ artistic images in the long ‘transition period’ following the renewed independence of Georgia in 1991. Instead, he starts a continuous visual analysis of the new reality. For this reason he starts to make ‘documentary’ images (photos and videos) and sometimes appropriates images of other authors, which he places in new contexts. Another recurring theme in his work is the overlap of private and public space, and the influence of moments of general crisis.
In Ramishvili's work there is a continuous interaction between the various media he uses. The complexity of his work stems from an awareness of the specificity of each medium and the relationship with other forms of expressions. This awareness also leads him to greater accuracy in the different themes he intertwines.
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War from My Window
Koka Ramishvili, War from My Window, 1991-1992. Installation, b/w photo, 12 x (30 x 40 cm).
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LATT: Europe at Large #4 ...
26 March 2010 - 09 May 2010.
Since the collapse of the USSR, the European horizon in that direction has remained limited to Russia. We know very little about what is happ
EXTRA MUROS: Tracés. Simi...
01 March 2012 - 31 March 2012.
TRACÉS. Similarities and dissonants was the upshot of a recycling project that started in 2010 in the recycling centre of Merksem. The centr
The collection XXXIII – T...
07 June 2013 - 22 September 2013.
The character of a collection reflected the current priorities of the M HKA collection: the evaluation of Antwerp’s avant-garde tradition; th
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The M HKA’s contemporary art collection has grown thanks to a combination of acquisitions, donations and long-term loans from various public
NU TE ZIEN
The M HKA collection is built around three approaches to art: image, action and society. While generally works cannot be classified exclusive
SUPERDEMOCATIE / SUPERDEM...
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