Put Your Head into Gallery is an interactive art project developed by Georgian artist Tezi Gabunia, which presents four different models of famous galleries’ rooms. Using PVC and two-component glue, the artist designs and laser cuts scaled models of world famous art venues like The Louvre, Tate Modern, Saatchi Gallery, Gagosian Gallery etc, and takes pictures of people’s portraits inside these galleries.
The purpose of the project is to trigger a dialogue about hyper-realistic issues in art. Put Your Head into Gallery emphasises one of Tezi Gabunia’s main concepts – falsification; and triggers a dialogue with hyper-realistic issues.
The project evolved in two stages. At the first event, under a concept of falsification, Tezi Gabunia presented his false exhibition at Saatchi Gallery. The second stage involved a scaled copy of famous gallery rooms with exhibitions of different artists: The Louvre (Rubens), Tate Modern (Hirst), Gagosian Gallery (Lichtenstein). The main technical support used during the production of models is laser cutting technology.
Artist | Tezi Gabunia, Tblisi, Georgia
Technical info | PVC sheets and rigid panels
Picture credits | Andro Eradze, Saba Shengelia, Chipo Pelicano, Giorgi Machavariani, Ani Beridze.