Just Fence It


Size: Variable

Material: Wood and wood burned wooden plates

Project: "Frozen Moments: Architecture Speaks Back"

Location: Former Ministry of Transportation, Tbilisi, Georgia

This work was an ironic and critical reference to the privatization of state and public property in at that time Georgia. It also referred to the building where the project took place. Soon after the exhibition, this iconic Soviet building – the former Ministry of Highways – was renovated and reopened as the Bank of Georgia headquarters.


When this exhibition took place, the building was in a run-down state, and many broken window frames were covered with wooden panels. Following the same logic, on these panels I added cut-out letters made with the same material that said in Georgian – მთავარია იყიდო და შემოღობო / Just buy and fence it.