Projects 103: Thea Djordjadze

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Using basic construction materials such as packing foam, plywood, and metal, Thea Djordjadze (Georgian, b. 1971) makes abstract sculptures that reflect upon the history of modernism. She works intuitively and employs a vocabulary of forms studded with references to bygone industrial design and the crumbling architectural landscapes of the former Soviet Union. Typically, her works evoke familiar functional objects, rendered useless by time and neglect, or debris scavenged from derelict buildings. Her sculptures often seem unfinished, resembling working sketches or maquettes rather than completed works of art. In the spirit of MoMA PS1’s long tradition of site-specific commissions, for Projects 103: Thea Djordjadze, part of The Elaine Dannheisser Projects Series, the artist will create a new, sculptural installation that will respond to the building’s unique architecture.

Projects 103: Thea Djordjadze is organized by Paulina Pobocha, Assistant Curator, Department of Painting and Sculpture, MoMA.

The Elaine Dannheisser Projects Series is made possible in part by the Elaine Dannheisser Foundation and The Junior Associates of The Museum of Modern Art.