‘A State in a State’ – A conversation with artist Tekla Aslanishvili

Join us for an artist’s talk by  Tekla Aslanishvili. The artist will discuss her film A State in a State, on display at Jameel Arts Centre, recipient of the Han Nefkens Foundation – Fundacio Antoni Tapies production award. A State in a State looks into railway infrastructure in the Caucasus, in the context of the geopolitical reconfiguration that followed the end of the Soviet Union and the emergence of new transit routes.

Tekla Aslanishvili (b. 1988) is an artist, filmmaker and essayist living and working in Berlin and Tbilisi. Her works emerge at the intersection of infrastructural design, history and geopolitics. Tekla graduated from the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts in 2009 and she holds a MFA from the Berlin University of the Arts – the department of Experimental Film and New Media Art. Aslanishvili’s films have been screened and exhibited internationally at Tbilisi International Film Festival, Loop Barcelona – Antoni Tàpies museum, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, PACT Zollverein, Neue Berliner Kunstverein, Baltic Triennial, Tbilisi Architecture Biennial, Videonale 18, Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Kunsthalle Münster, EMAF – European Media Art Festival. She is a 2018–2019 Digital Earth fellow, the nominee for Ars-Viva Art prize 2021 and the recipient of the Han Nefkens Foundation – Fundació Antoni Tàpies Video Art Production Award 2020.



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