David Meskhi "Color of Weightlessness"
Color of Weightlessness
“Color of Weightlessness” unites the latest work by David Meskhi, the majority of them will be exhibited for the first time.
Capturing the movement of the body and its beauty is not only a quest for non-existent perfection for the author, it is also a study of identity, a search for freedom, and a deep emotional experience. A body with its gender fluidity in Meskhi’s Photographic image is as earthly as it is otherworldly.
Athletes captured by Meskhi enables a viewer to witness the moment between taking off and falling – the brief moment of weightlessness when the body reaches the highest point and stops until the gravity pulls it back to the ground.
In “Color of Weightlessness” the bodies fragmentally captured from different angles, on the one hand, aspire to freedom and on the other, obey the norms established by society.
In Meskhi’s photographs, unearthly bodies exist beyond time. In the space which is open to mystical interpretations, to state of mind and body encapsulating the mystery of the being. In the space where weightlessness has its colour.
David Meskhi’s exhibition “Color of Weightlessness” is organized by Tbilisi Photo Festival and Tbilisi Goethe Institute. The exhibition is a closing event of the 12th Photo Festival.
“Color of Weightlessness” is the first multimedia exhibition by David Meskhi. It incorporates photo images, three screen video installation and sound composition “Full of Sun“ by Nika Kocharov.
David Meskhi (1979, Tbilisi) graduated from Tbilisi Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Cinema University, the Faculty of Photography in 2005. At the very beginning of his career, he was working for the leading Georgian magazines.
David Meskhi is a co-author of the documentary movie “When the Earth Seems Light“– the winner of various contests. Meskhi’s work is presented at solo and group exhibitions in the leading art platforms of Europe, such as Paris Photo, Museum of Applied Art of Frankfurt, Braunsfelder Family Collection in Köln, London Calvert 22 Foundation, Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center in Budapest, Biennale de la Photographie de Mulhouse and the National Museum of Georgia. David Meskhi lives and works in Tbilisi and Berlin.
Exhibition organized in partnership with Tbilisi Goethe Institute.
The exhibition will be open to visitors on December 23 from 16.00 to 20.00.
The exhibition will be held till February 28, 2022.
Cover image: © David Meskhi. "Color of Weightlessness". 2016-2021