Nino Kvrivishvili‘s exhibition titled „Ширина 126 ± 2 см“ at Galerie Melike Bilir presents an installation with handmade textiles. The works executed in a wool, linen and hemp are based on the textile making traditions in Georgia and former Soviet countries. They represent the old patterns from the soviet textile industry as the historical data, they are the evidence of the soviet textile producing sample and in whole show the artist’s vision to the surrounding environment. Starting with hand weaving textile technique and later continuing with it’s industrialization era textile production had a significant influence on the development of the light industry in Georgia. In the mid of 20th century the Soviet period machines which made the manufacturing processes more efficient and faster developed new perspectives of textiles striving to evolve different techniques and styles. Thus, inspired by the narratives of the surrounding textiles, mill stories, feminine work that occupied a specific place in the political economy of Georgia, Nino Kvrivishvili came up to her hand-woven works made in old technique where images depict the characteristics of the Soviet period light industry, as a tool for contemporary textile making process. The title of the exhibition ‚ширина‘ (width) is one of the characteristics she uses for measuring the size of the work to indicate how fabric could have been increased or reduced during the production. Patterns from the textile industrial history woven into her works describe the weight, quantity of produced pieces, date of production and fixed price - which had been officially set by the economic policies of the Soviet government. Accordingly in her installation the artist shows us the works with these symbols, and as a result expose her approach to past soviet textile production as an art.

Untitled, 2015, cotton, Digital jacquard textile, 70 x 14 cm
 
 
f.l.t.r.:12 руб. 50 коп., 2015, wool, Hand woven textile, 119 x 60 cm
OTK, 2015, cotton, Digital jacquard textile, 22 x 70 cm
 
 
OTK, 2015, cotton, Digital jacquard textile, 22 x 70 cm
 
 
f.l.t.r.:.колич отр., 2015, linen,  Hand woven textile, 131 x 84 cm
Ширина 126 ± 2 см., 2015, wool, Hand woven textile, 116 x 88 cm
 
 
Untitled, 2015, hemp, Hand woven textile, 333 x 133 cm
 
 
back: Untitled, 2015, hemp, Hand woven  textile , 333 x 133 cm
front: Jejim, 2014, wool & cotton, Hand woven textile, 375 x 133 cm
 
 
Installation View: Ширина 126 ± 2 см., 2015
 
 
Installation View: Ширина 126 ± 2 см., 2015
 
 
Pardagi, 2009/2010, wool, Hand woven textile, 66 x 186 cm
 
 
12 руб. 50 коп., 2015, wool, Hand woven textile, 119 x 60 cm
 
 
 
Ширина 126 ± 2 см., 2015, wool, Hand woven textile, 116 x 88 cm
 
 
колич отр., 2015, linen, Hand woven textile, 131 x 84 cm
 
 
Jejim, 2013, wool, Hand woven textile, 176 x 128 cm
 
 
Jejim, 2014, wool & cotton, Hand woven textile, 375 x 133 cm
 
 
Pardagi, 2009/2010, wool, Hand woven textile, 66 x 186 cm
 
 
Untitled, 2015, hemp, Hand woven textile, 333 x 133 cm