Saturday, May 07, 2011

PHOTOGRAPHY: Ketuta Alexi-Meskhishvili, Ere Is My Head (

Last year .... 26 March – 31 May 2010 Opening reception March 26, 7-9pm

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“All those young photographers who are at work in the world, determined upon the capture of actuality, do not know that they are agents of Death…With the Photograph we enter into flat Death.”*

Ere Is My Head, brings together 18 selected works by the artist Ketuta Alexi-Meskhishvili. In this series, Ms. Meskhishvili embraces Roland Barthes’ notion of flat Death, the idea of the photograph as fugitive testimony. Through techniques such as collage and abstraction as well as chance elements, Alexi-Meskhishvili’s photographs—as mortal and fallible representations of what has been and what will cease to be after the click of the camera—at once embody the death that their subjects are bound for, while maintaining a tilt towards the luminous, the internal and the beautiful aspects of memory.

Ketuta Alexi-Meskhishvili was born in Tbilisi, Georgia and studied photography at Bard College in New York. She has exhibited in galleries internationally, and has contributed to publications such as Bidoun, Capricious Magazine, and Fantom. She currently lives in Berlin and runs a weekly photo blog called L’ART J’AIME PAS. ( This is her first solo exhibition.

*Roland Barthes, Camera Lucida

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