ARCHIVE EVENT 22.


I AM AN ARTIST

29.04.2023


LOCATION: MOLT, Tempelhofer Ufer 1A, BERLIN

FORMAT:
SOLO Exhibition and performance

CURATOR:
SHALVA NIKVASHVILI and MOLT TEAM



ARTISTS:
Shalva Nikvashvili


I AM AN ARTIST' IS A FICTIVE DOCUMENTARY THAT TAKES THE VIEWERS ON A JOURNEY THROUGH THE DAILY LIFE OF A FICTIONAL CHARACTER, EVA MEINSTEIM. SHALVA NIKVASHVILI, THE CREATOR OF THIS SHORT FILM, DREW INSPIRATION FROM HIS OWN LIFE AND USED IT TO CRAFT A UNIQUE AND THOUGHT-PROVOKING NARRATIVE. TOGETHER WITH THE DOCUMENTARY, SHALVA PRESENTED A PERFORMANCE OF THE SAME NAME, FOR THE FIRST TIME ON THE MOLT STAGE.

IN THE FILM, SHALVA ADOPTS THE PERSPECTIVE OF AN OUTSIDER LOOKING IN ON THE LIFE OF AN ARTIST. THROUGH THIS LENS, HE CREATES SCENES THAT ARE BOTH HUMOROUS AND POIGNANT, CAPTURING THE ESSENCE OF WHAT IT MEANS TO BE AN ARTIST IN TODAY'S WORLD.

AT TIMES, THE FILM'S PORTRAYAL OF EVA'S LIFE CAN BE VIEWED AS SAD OR DESPERATE. HOWEVER, THERE IS STILL A SENSE OF JOYFULNESS THAT PERVADES EACH SCENE, REMINDING VIEWERS THAT DESPITE THE CHALLENGES ARTISTS FACE, THEY CONTINUE TO CREATE AND FIND MEANING IN THEIR WORK.

OVERALL, 'I AM AN ARTIST' IS A COMPELLING EXPLORATION OF THE ARTIST'S LIFE AND THE STRUGGLES THEY FACE. THROUGH SHALVA'S UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE, VIEWERS ARE INVITED TO LAUGH, REFLECT, AND GAIN A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF THE ARTIST'S JOURNEY.

PERFORMANCE SEEN IN ARTE TRACKS EAST


Photos by Gil Corujeira






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