Dear Shaded Viewers,
Nika Kutateladze’s project explores how architectural space canreveal individual and collective memories. Nika Kutateladze has brought an abandoned house from his family’s native village in the region of Guria, Georgia, confronting it with Jean Nouvel’s building. Deconstructed by the artist the house traveled by truck through six countries before getting to the Fondation Cartier. By taking this house out of its original setting and placing it in a new context, the artist strives to show theconsequences of the rural exodus that hit his country in the early 90’s. Far from reconstruction of this house in a gallery space is a poetic attempt to bring to life thememories of a household, a village and a country.