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Exhibitions of Nana Tsintsadze’s Artworks

Georgian National Museum invites you to the first personal exhibition of Nana Tsintsadze's artworks in Ioseb Grishashvili Tbilisi History Museum.

Nana Tsintsadze's graphic works will be presented to the wide audience for the first time. The exposition includes graphic works, unified with a common feature concept, that are distinguished by sophistication, deep content and expressive character.

Since 1972, Nana Tsintsadze is a member of the Union of Artists of Georgia. In 1976-1993, she headed the Graphics Department of Tbilisi State Academy of Arts and still continues her pedagogical work. From 1971, she participates in group exhibitions and international Biennales both in Georgia and abroad. Nana Tsintsadze was awarded various prizes and awards. Her works are preserved in the Ludwig Museum, (Germany) Museum of Art (Tbilisi) and in the private collections in France, Belgium, Poland and Russia and Japan.

The exhibition will also comprise a presentation of the book depicting Nana Tsintsadze's artistic heritage.

Opening: December 21, 6 pm

Duration: December 21, 2017 - January 10, 2018

Address: Ioseb Grishashvili Tbilisi History Museum (Karvasla). 8 Sioni Str. Tbilisi, Georgia.


Karlo Kacharava Today



Karlo Kacharava (1964-1994) was a poet, a painter and an art critic. This exhibition brings all three aspects of his brief but illustrious career together in one space for the first time. Traditionally his work is viewed from the point of view of his contemporaries at the end of the 1980s and beginning of the 1990s. However, in this exhibition it is displayed in a different context. Kacharava's paintings and writings from almost quarter of a century ago are still relevant for today's society and one can see them in the works of several young artists that are included in the exhibition.

Karlo Kacharava's solo exhibition takes up two galleries on the museum's ground floor. With a few exceptions the majority of the works on show are oil paintings. The first gallery is dedicated to the General-one of his largest paintings, done in1988-and several other romantic-heroic portraits. In the second gallery, the late artist's paintings are displayed together with the works of three young Georgian artists.

The visual dialogue between Kacharava's work and that of the young artists creates a new context for both sides. In the early 1990s, he dedicated his writings and paintings to social issues, and the affect of industrial plants and factories being closed down. In her installation, Nino Kvrivishvili displays quotidian objects: saucers, cups and teapots in a vitrine-cupboard, serving as a memorial to the many families devastated by textile workers losing their jobs when their factories in Gori were shut down. The eroticism inherent in Kacharava's stern-lined, expressionist portraits becomes more apparent when paired with the emotional nakedness of Levan Chelidze's paintings. The juxtaposition of Karlo Kacharava's "Crucifixion" with Giorgi Khaniashvili's "Easter" speaks to the spiritual solitude of both artists.

In 2017, a Karlo Kacharava painting was included in a group exhibition in New York. A prominent American art critic described his work as pre-empting Karen Kilimnik's punk sensibility. It was a visual hint that aided the critic in introducing Kacharava to an audience still unfamiliar with his oeuvre. This exhibition adopts a similar approach, but in this case working both ways. The late-artist's work provides a rich canvas from which to introduce a new generation of Georgian artists, while their own creations simultaneously provide a contextual backdrop to Karlo Kacharava's unique and lasting vision.

The exhibition will also feature documentary photos by Guram Tsibakhashvili and works by Nino Kvrivishvili, Levan Chelidze and Giorgi Khaniashvili.

The exhibition is curated by Irina Popiashvili.

Opening: December 20, 18:00

Duration: December 20, 2017 - January 20, 2018

Address: Dimitri Shevardnadze National Gallery, 11 Shota Rustaveli Ave. Tbilisi, Georgia.


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“5th Room”

On December 15, at 19:00, Nino Chubinishvili aka Chubika will be presenting personal show - “5th Room” at The State Silk Museum. "5th Room" is a one of the winner projects of the competition - "Promotion of Exhibitions in Tbilisi and in Regions" (2017) by the Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia.

Exposition particularly features the space of the State Silk Museum, showcasing artist’s new pieces in a vast range of media. Artist’s storyline refers to the metamorphosis, process of transformation from actual to abstract realities. Exhibition combines sculptures, sound and installation, linking medias in order to shed new light on these processes. Show is a journey in the different layers of consionusness.

Georgian artist and designer, Nino Chubinishvili (Chubika), was born in 1969. Her works are one of the most prominent examples of Georgian contemporary visual art. Nino Chubinishvili’s early career in fashion and theatrical painting had a huge impact on her artistry and characteristic style. Her works have been widely presented at the international and local exhibitions. For more information on the author and her works you can visit Nino Chubinishvili's personal website: www.chubika.com

The exhibition will last until December 30, 2017
The State Silk Museum, Address: Tsabadze str. # 6

The project is sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia and Tbilisi City Hall's department of culture.

Project Partnerships: Silk State Museum, Center of Contemporary art – Tbilisi.

Curator: Giorgi Spanderashvili

Givi Toidze’s Anniversary Retrospective Exhibition

Givi Toidze belongs the generation of the artists that actively appeared on artistic area in the 60-s of the twentieth century. Givi Toidze cognized in the workshop of his grandfather, outstanding Georgian artist Mose Toidze.

Themes of his art are diverse: old Tbilisi, landscapes of Georgia and different cities of the world, still life, portraits, genre painting, multi-figure compositions and monumental painting. The characteristic features of all his works of art, which differ from each other thematically and on genre, are - construction of the composition and mastery in various art techniques (painting in oils, tempera, gouache, watercolor, pastel, Indian ink, sanguine etc.), variety of materials, intensive colors and major gamma scale. Multilateral creative figure - Givi Toidze is a chronicler of Tbilisi and Georgia as well, since a set of panoramas presented in his works, unfortunately, do not exist anymore.

Givi Toidze successfully continues his pedagogical activity at Tbilisi State Academy of Arts. Peoples Artist Givi Toidze is granted Shota Rustaveli State Award for the fresco "The Holiday in Khevsureti", David Kakabadze Prize, he is the honorable citizen of Tbilisi, is granted with the Badge of Honor, is the academician of the Academy of Education Sciences and professor of the Academy of Fine Arts, he is granted with the title "The Knight of Culture".

The works by Givi Toidze are preserved in Tretyakov Gallery, in the State Museum of Oriental Art (Moscow, Russia), in Museum Ludwig (Germany) and in many institutions of other countries (The USA, England, Canada, France, Spain, Hungary etc.), and also, in various private collections.

The exhibition is supported by The Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia and Tbilisi City Hall.

Opening: December 15, 19:00

Duration: December 15, 2017 - January 16, 2018

Address: Dimitri Shevardnadze National Gallery, 11 Shota Rustaveli Ave. Tbilisi, Georgia

 

Gigo Gabashvili 155

Georgian National Museum invites you to the anniversary-retrospective exhibition "Gigo Gabashvili 155" at Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts.

Gigo Gabashvili retrospective exhibition showcases various paintings and graphic works, manuscripts and electronic versions of his photographs. The exhibition also features the reconstruction of the artist's room with his furniture and personal items. The part of the exhibits will be displayed to the wide public for the first time.

Gigo Gabashvili's aspiration to realistic art, its scale and creative nature even appears somewhat unexpected against the background of Georgian painting of that period. The work of the painter with a wide creative range is rich in genre and themes: battle-painting, portrait, portrait-type, urban scenes, landscape and still life.

Series of works, executed by Gigo Gabashvili in the graphic technique, are also highly important. These paintings are imbued with fantasy and allegories, religious and mythological themes, few of them - with erotic visions, which make the painter's already varied work even more interesting and multifaceted.

The artist's photographic works express one more interesting aspect - he resorted to the latest technological achievements and staged compositions beforehand, like a film shot. It's noteworthy that the artist purchased his first photo camera with the help of renowned Georgian public figure Ilia Chavchavadze.

Gigo Gabashvili traveled to the Caucasus and collected a rich collection of ethnographic material, which he donated to the Ethnographic Museum of Georgia. However, it is clear that Gigo Gabashvili devoted all his life and work and gave them as a keepsake to his country and people. According to his last will and testament, the greater part of the painter's rich heritage is preserved at the museum, whereas a certain part of Gabashvili's works are kept in private collections in Georgia and abroad.

Opening: December 14, 17:00
Duration: December 14, 2017 - March 14, 2018
Address: Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts, 1 L. Gudiashvili Str. Tbilisi, Georgia

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Photoexhibition "From Travellings"

GNM, Simon Janashia Museum of Georgia invites you to the exhibition "From Travellings" by legendary Lithuanian photographer and one of the founders of the Lithuanian School of Photography Vitas Luckus.

The exhibition will feature photographs from Luckus' series from travels in Tbilisi, Azerbaijan, Bashkiria (all 1981), Altai Kraj (1985), also portraits en-face taken during his trips, supplementing his series "Close-up Portrait" created during 1968-1986.

In his travel photography, Luckus goes beyond the limits of traditional photojournalism or social photography. Despite the fact that his camera captures dozens of local features and details, they remain here in the background, not essential. Instead, his shots reveal much more: the reflections of material and spiritual cultures of different nations.

Besides the well-known works of Vitas Luckus, this exhibition will feature a collection of photographs from Georgia series that have not been displayed before and were printed especially for this occasion.

Exhibition duration: November 25 - December 14, 2017

Address: S. Janashia Museum of Georgia. 3, Sh. Rustaveli Ave. Tbilisi, Georgia

“Art and Peace” – Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition

Georgian National Museum and Chinese Artists Association invite you to Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition "Art and Peace" at GNM Tbilisi History Museum (Karvasla).


The exhibition will showcase artworks by various well-known Chinese artists from Chinese Artists Association. The 29 works include oil painting, printmaking, sculpture, watercolor, synthetic materials and many more.


The project "Chinese Art's Trip to the World" was founded by Chinese Artists Association in 2009. Its' activity has been spread to the world and was welcomed by the wide audience. In 2017, the international exhibition went around Italy, Finland and UK and had accepted favorable comments from local government officials, art colleagues and audiences. The theme expresses artists' pursuit of peace, good wishes for the maintenance of world peace and the lofty ideal, vivid interpretation of the peace loving people of humanistic ideas, convey the rich and profound concept of harmony. The harmonious culture of China has been spread widely in the international community, to make the conception of peace more popular.


The exhibition is dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Georgia and China. It aims to strengthen the communication of Chinese artists with Georgian art circles, promote cultural exchanges and cooperation, and enhance mutual understanding and friendship between the people of the two countries, the bilateral cultural exchanges and mutual learning, to promote the Chinese art and Civilization Exhibition and dissemination in the world.


The exhibition is organized by the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Georgia, Chinese Art Association and the Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia.


Opening: November 24, 6 pm


Duration: November 24 - December 12, 2017


Address: I. Grishashvili Tbilisi History Museum (Karvasla), 8 Sioni Str. Tbilisi, Georgia


Crossroad – Religious and Ethnic Diversity of Georgia

Museum: Museum Of Fine Arts

Georgian National Museum and Tolerance and Diversity Institute (TDI) in Museum of Fine Arts present the exhibition "Crossroad - Religious and Ethnic Diversity of Georgia". The exhibition is dedicated to the International Day for Tolerance.

The exposition will showcase up to 100 artifacts preserved in Georgian National Museum collections. Among them are paintings by artists working in Georgia during XIX-XX centuries: Shalom Koboshvili, Davit Gvelesiani, Max Tilke, Vano Khojabegov, Oskar Shmerling, Richard Sommer, Ilya Zankovsky, Boris Romanovsky, Alexander Bazhbeuk-Melikov, Vasily Shukhaev and more.

The exhibition will also feature various garments, religious symbols and relics which reflect the religious and ethnic diversity in Georgia and long tradition of tolerance.

The exhibition is a part of the project "Promoting Freedom of Religion and Equality" funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Opening: November 14, 5 pm
Duration: November 14 - December 9, 2017
Address: Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts, 1, L. Gudiashvili Str. Tbilisi, Georgia

"Edward Curtis and Evdokia Kozhevnikova: Earthly and Sacred Universes".

The United States Embassy in Tbilisi and the Georgian National Museum are showcasing the photo exhibition "Edward Curtis and Evdokia Kozhevnikova: Earthly and Sacred Universes".

The photographs illustrate Native American life witnessed by Curtis and photographic documents by Kozhevnikova who illustrated life in Georgia's mountainous region of Svaneti. The displays underscore remarkable comparisons - similarities and differences - between the cultures of these two ancient populations and the approaches of those who documented them.

Edward Sheriff Curtis (1868-1952) is known today as the principal storyteller of Native American peoples and cultures. Between 1900 and 1930, Curtis crisscrossed the continent, documenting more than 80 tribes through thousands of photographs and sound recordings. This life-long project was published in 20 volumes of text and beautifully printed photographs, entitled "The North American Indian".

In 1927, soon after graduating from Saint Petersburg University, Evdokia (Dina) Kozhevnikova (1905-1975) visited Svaneti upon the recommendation of her Professor, Niko Marr, a well-known Georgian linguist and ethnographer. Kozhevnikova studied the Georgian and Svanetian languages and collected ethnographic materials from folk festivals and sacred rites in Svaneti. Twelve thousand handwritten pages and three photographic albums provide invaluable materials about life there in the early 20th century.

The exhibition is implemented with the generous supported of Library of Congress, Georgian-American University and State Silk Museum.

Exhibition opening: November 2, 2017 at 3 pm
Exhibition Duration: 2.11.2017 - 15.02.2018
Working Hours: 10:00-18:00 (daily, except Monday)
Address: Svaneti Museum of History and Ethnography. 7, A. Ioseliani Str. Mestia, Georgia

“Limits of My City”

Georgian National Museum, in the framework of the "Contemporary Art Gallery", presents Art&Society's project "Limits of My City" at Ioseb Grishashvili Tbilisi History Museum (Karvasla).

The exhibition gives an opportunity to see the contemporary artworks reflecting the ongoing urban processes, among them, the construction boom, visualizing unconscious streams of Tbilisi. In addition, the commercials of the development companies provide delusional life scenarios to potential residents - it means that from now on private spaces are organized from an external environment.

The cities are becoming alike exponentially and it becomes harder to discover authentic features. The only thing left untouched is the ancient pattern of traveling: to search for the essence of the place and differentiate between local and global characteristics.

The exhibition hall will showcase the multimedia object by Tato Akhalkatsishvili, examining the matter of unconscious and memory; "Urban Diaries" by Alexander Gegia; The series of graphic prints - "Lost" by Manana Kobakhidze; the series of Ilia Balavadze paintings - "Concrete Fog"; the installation by Levan Mindiashvili and Giorgi Chkheidze about the subject of non-places; the abstractions of Lana Tsagareishvili and the video - "Billtmore" by Art&Society.

Curator: Khatuna Khabuliani.

The Opening: October 12, 6 pm.

Duration: October 12 - October 27, 2017

Address: Tbilisi History Museum (Karvasla), 8 Sioni Str. Tbilisi, Georgia



Girls From The Future Dina Oganova


“Universal Values: Botticelli – The Beauty, Caravaggio – The Light”

From October 5 until November 30, Georgian National Museum Dimitri Shevardnadze National Gallery will host two Italian exhibitions, unified under the title - "Universal Values: Botticelli - The Beauty, Caravaggio - The Light".

Botticelli - The Beauty

Sandro Botticelli's "Venus" is preserved in Sabauda Gallery, Turin, since 1930. Only three such works by Botticelli survived the test of time. One of them is displayed in the Berlin Gallery, second is in a private collection in Geneva, and this Venus is housed in the Sabauda Gallery. In this painting against the dark background, Botticelli portrayed only Venus - which, according to the Neoplatonic era philosophy, is a manifestation of the dualistic nature of love: sensual and divine. (The project "Venus Pudica" is implemented in cooperation with Turin Royal Palace and cultural association "Metamorphosis").

Caravaggio - The Light

The exhibition of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio's masterpieces unifies 40 naturally sized high-quality digital reproductions. The exposition is a chronological, historical and thematic journey through artist's work - from the Roman period to the artist's latest artworks. This is an educational-multimedia project made of different technologies, which presents Caravaggio's all artworks at once. The exhibition is traveling through Italy and abroad since 2003 and has been visited by more than 10 million visitors. (Project "Opera Omnia", inaugurated by Rai.Com, is implemented in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Italy).

The project, which is coordinated by the Embassy of Italy in Georgia, is the result of close cooperation between different institutions of the two countries. These institutions are Italy: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Italy; Ministry of Economic Development of Italy; the Italian Institute for Foreign Trade (ICE). Georgia: The Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia; Georgian National Museum; Georgian National Tourism Administration, and Georgian governmental project Check-in-Georgia.

Duration: October 5 - November 29, 2017

Address: Dimitri Shevardnadze National Gallery, 11 Shota Rustaveli Ave. Tbilisi, Georgia.

*Working hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10 am - 8 pm.

“Last Folio – a Photographic Journey by Yuri Dojc and Katya Krausova”

Georgian National Museum and Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Georgia invite you at "Last Folio - a Photographic Journey by Yuri Dojc and Katya Krausova" in Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts.


Yuri Dojc and the documentary film team shot an abandoned Jewish school in eastern Slovakia, where time had stood still since the day in 1942 when all those attending it were taken away to the camps. The school books all still there, essay notebooks with corrections, school reports, even the sugar still in the cupboard…These decaying books lying on dusty shelves; the last witnesses of a once thriving culture are treated by Yuri Dojc as the individual survivors that they are – each book captured as in a portrait, preserved in their final beauty, pictures speaking a thousand words.


This is the extensive project, spanning more than a decade, of which this exhibition represents a part, was first seen at the Slovak National Museum in Bratislava, followed by Prague and Cambridge UK to a great acclaim.


The tour in the US and Canada opened in New York in 2011 followed by Bloomington Indiana and Ottawa. It continued its journey to the European Commission in Brussels, the Pierre Berge Foundation in Brussels and Kosice, the European Capital of Culture 2013. It was next seen in the National Library of Italy in Rome and in 2014 at the Akademie of Fine Arts in Vienna.


In 2015, the year of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and the end of


WW2, Last Folio was seen at the Mark Rothko Art Centre in Latvia, at the UN in NY, the National Library of Germany in Berlin, Tufts University Art Gallery in Boston and the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center in Moscow.


After the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington DC, Last Folio exhibition will be seen in the Unibes Cultural in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Canada and finally at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute in Jerusalem, Israel.


A number of the images in the current exhibition are already in the Permanent Collection of the Library of Congress.


Opening: September 25, 2017


Duration: September 25 - November 8, 2017


Address: Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts, 1 L. Gudiashvili Str. Tbilisi, Georgia.




Edward Curtis and the North American Indian: Motherland, Tradition, Spirituality

The United States Embassy in Georgia, The Georgian National Museum, the State Silk Museum and Art Palace of Georgia are showcasing Edward Curtis & the North American Indian: Motherland, Tradition, Spirituality, an exhibition in three parts: Motherland, Tradition, Spirituality.

The exhibition is divided in three parts in three museums:

September 20, 6PM, State Silk Museum presents - Tradition http://bit.ly/SilkMuseum
September 21, 6PM, Art Palace of Georgia presents - Spirituality http://bit.ly/atArtPalace
September 22, 6PM, Tbilisi History Museum (Karvasla) presents - Motherland http://bit.ly/Karvasla

The exhibition ‘'Motherland'' (Tbilisi History Museum)
Edward Sheriff Curtis is known today as the principal storyteller of native peoples of North America. One hundred years ago he uncovered the value and diversity in the cultures of these nations, who were thought during his time to be "a vanishing race". The current exhibition does not attempt to destroy the iconic image of "the American Indian," as the native peoples have been known, but rather to show that together with its better known feather-dressed nomadic chiefs and animal-masked spiritualists, North America is also home to the Hopi, an amazing group of people with no less spectacular a cultural life and history. And they all have same roots, same motherland, and same philosophy.

The photographs on display are copies from the collections of the Prints and Photographs Division in the Library of Congress, Washington, DC, where the originals are preserved.

We gratefully acknowledge the generous support of Library of Congress, Georgian-American University, Rooms Hotels and Elit Electronics for making these exhibitions possible.

*Attendance is free on the opening day. Ticket price 1-5 GEL
For more information about the project, please visit:www.edwardcurtis.ge
Duration of the exhibition:22 September - 22 October, 2017

Address: Tbilisi History Museum (Karvasla), 8 Sioni Str. Tbilisi, Georgia.

Exhibition of Giorgi ( Gogi ) Mermanishvili’s Artworks

Georgian National Museum presents the exhibition of Giorgi (Gogi) Mermanishvili's artworks at Tbilisi History Museum.

Gogi Mermanishvili was an artist distinguished with the public and national spirit, who fought for Georgia's territorial integrity, travelled and explored much. The artist's feelings, his love for life, were clearly reflected in his graphic works and paintings.

Gogi Mermanishvili's positive, humane creativity demonstrates his attitude to life to the visitors. He always developed and tried different styles or technologies; he even worked on the cloisonné enamel. His works are characterized by calm, unified tone and thematic expression.

Gogi Mermanishvili passed away at the age of 52. The exposition represents his first personal exhibition, held after his death and is dedicated to the memory of the artist.

The opening: September 14, 6 pm

Duration: September 14 - 24, 2017

Address: Tbilisi History Museum (Karvasla), 8 Sioni Str. Tbilisi, Georgia.

Viviane Sassen

Literature Museum is hosting Tbilisi Photo Festival's second exhibition of the year 2017

The Dutch star of fashion photography - Viviane Sassen has broken all the rules of contemporary fashion photography and challenged the way we see fashion in the context of our complex modern world. “Her images are complex, unexpected and breathtaking, and they are many conceptual leaps away from the mainstay approaches to fashion that have dominated the 21st century so far” Extract from In and out of Fashion, Bright Star by Charlotte Cotton.

For its 8th edition The Tbilisi Photo Festival, the premier showcase for regional and international photography in the Caucasus, is back with its most provocative and diverse program to date! The central theme of festival 2017 is fashion! Fashion is, after all, a genuine representation of identity.

The festival program will emphasize all existing connections between fashion, the tradition of identity representation, ideology and the photographic image.

Edén. Roger Von Gunten

Georgian National Museum invites to the exhibition "Eden" by Roger Von Gunten at Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts.

"Edén" is made up by artworks created in different media. It's kind of a visual journey through the production of the artist. Roger Von Gunten is a member of "La Ruptura" ("The rupture") - a group of artists reflecting the transition from modernism to postmodernism in Mexico.

His artworks are distinguished with chromatism, expressionism and informalism, which, by its first impulse approaches and its theme, remind us comics. His creations represent a protest, expressed in intense colors and distinctive contours.

His work found a context corresponding to his own discourse: Tepoztlán, a place where his study is surrounded by abundant green, present in his work as a hymn to existence, as the real reflection of their own aspirations; a spiritual liberation from its iconographic world, based on the union of the being with the fauna and the vegetation, which translates into a fantastic representation of this harmonic coexistence, that allows to shape a magical-figurative world.

Each piece is in itself a paradox of postmodern knowledge, where the image supplies the content and the viewer resorts to the memory to facilitate the plastic reconstruction of that image. We could say that the work of Roger von Gunten is the recreation of a fiction, through another fiction, whose original narrative is re conceptualized by the new reading of the beholder.

The exhibition is dedicated to the 25 years anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Georgia and Mexico. The exhibition is implemented with the initiative of the Embassy of Georgia to the United States of Mexico and is organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia and the Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia.

Opening: August 10, 5 pm

Duration: August 10 - September 20, 2017

Address: Sh. Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts, 1 L. Gudiashvili Str. Tbilisi, Georgia.

Here – Solo Exhibition by Levan Mindiashvili

Transitional state of today's world in yet unknown future and fragility of all possible paradigms, notions or values are conditions, central in Mindiashvili's practice. Physical nature of his chosen materials and interdisciplinary approach in execution highlights in-between, temporal conditions and question the mechanisms of our perception: pigmented plaster sculptures mimicking found concrete remnants adhere painterly qualities with neon lights of various colors, while paintings, executed in acrylic, at first glance look very alike to pixelated, vintage photographs, are transformed into three dimensional objects. All together, they create an installation where architectural and natural elements outline the fluid, cyclical nature of the universe and attempt to capture a physical experience of ever-flowing present - of "here" and "now".

Levan Mindiashvili holds his BFA in sculpture from Tbilisi State Academy of Arts and MFA in combined artistic languages from The National University of Arts of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Among his awards are Commission Grant for Public Art Projects from National Endowments for Arts, New York, 2014 and Emerging Artist of 2011, Movistar Arte Jóven, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Currently he is a guest teacher at Free University of Tbilisi - School of Visual Arts and Design (Georgia). His works had been included in recent group exhibitions at Contemporary Art Gallery - Georgian National Museum (Tbilisi, Georgia), Mystetskyi Arsenal, (Kiev, Ukraine), Tartu Art Museum (Tartu, Estonia), The Lodge Gallery (New York, USA), Literature Museum, (Tbilisi, Georgia), Clemente Soto Center (New York, USA), ODETTA (Brooklyn, USA). His recent solo exhibitions include State Silk Museum (Tbilisi), The Lodge Gallery (New York), The Vazquez Building (Brooklyn), Kunstraub99 (Cologne).

The exhibition is organized by the Project ArtBeat. The project aims to promote contemporary Georgian art worldwide and also to foster cultural activities within the country. Project is supported by Children and Youth Development Fund and non-profit art organization „Propaganda".


Opening: Sunday, July 30, 3 PM

Duration: July 30- September 10, 2017

Opening of the exhibition will be accompanied by the Q&A with the artist.


Address: Svaneti Museum of History and Ethnography, 7, A. Ioseliani Str. Mestia, Georgia.

The Exhibition Of David Sulakauri’s Artworks

David Sulakauri is a distinctive representative of modern Georgian painting. His artworks are distinguished with thematic and genre diversity. David Sulakauri creates landscapes, portraits, multifarious compositions, religious themes, graphic works on handmade paper, uses encaustic. It's noteworthy that David Sulakauri's monumental paintings reflect both tradition and innovation. The artist uses the potential of color as much as possible and this is why his creations are very discrete, radiant and polyphonic.

The exhibition will feature up to 100 works by David Sulakauri and a catalog of his artworks. This is the first wide-scale exhibition of the author dedicated to his 65th anniversary.

The opening: July 5, 6 pm

Duration: July 5 - September 10, 2017

Address: Tbilisi History Museum (Karvasla) 8 Sioni Str. Tbilisi, Georgia


Photo Exhibition of Sculptures by Merab Merabishvili and Omar Eldarov

Georgian National Museum Simon Janashia Museum of Georgia will host a photo exhibition of sculptures by Georgian and Azerbaijani prominent artists Merab Merabishvili and Omar Eldarov. The opening event will take place on June 16, 2017 at 5 pm.

Born in Tbilisi in 1931, Merab Merabishvili graduated Tbilisi State Academy of Fine Arts. He worked there as a teacher, later became a professor; in 1991-2004 was the Head of the Direction of Painting. Sculptor participated in and won numerous awards in different local or international contests. Merab Merabishvili is the author of sculptures of Alexander Griboyedov (1961, Tbilisi), King Erekle II (1971, Telavi), Petre Bagrationi (1984, Tbilisi), Shota Rustaveli (2011, Budapest) and many more. Since 1988, he is the Full Member of Russian Academy of Art (formerly USSR Academy of Arts). In 1996 he became the Full Member of Georgian National Academy of Sciences.

Omar Eldarov was born in Derbent, Dagestan in 1927. He graduated from the Ilya Repin St. Petersburg State Academic Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture. Eldarov has participated in numerous local and international solo and group exhibitions. The sculptor is the Full Member of Russian (formerly USSR) Academy of Arts, since 1988 and the Full Member of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences since 2001 and the Rector of Azerbaijan State Academy of Fine Arts. His works include the sculptures of Natavan (1960, Baku), Fuzuli (1962, Baku), Mahatma Gandhi (1987), Huseyn Javid (1993) and many more.

The exhibition is organized by the Association "Cultural Dialogue XXI" and Georgian Cultural Foundation in the cooperation with Georgian National Museum and Azerbaijan National Museum of Art. The Association promotes cultural-scientific and educational projects, which, in the context of globalization, contributes to the achievement of the unique centuries-old Georgian culture in the modern world.

The exhibition aims to imply the enhancement of intercultural relations and bringing cultures together.

The exhibition will last until June 30, 2017.

Address: Simon Janashia Museum of Georgia, 3, Shota Rustaveli Ave. Tbilisi, Georgia


Rustaveli Theatre - Gogi Meskhishvili Design School

Rustaveli Theatre - Gogi Meskhishvili Design School invites you to the ultimate exhibition of students' artworks at the Tbilisi History Museum.

The exhibition will showcase installations, video art, scenic and 3D projects.

Gogi Meskhishvili's School of Design at Rustaveli Theater was opened in 2014 with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia. The school incorporates courses of creating three-dimensional projects; theatrical costume and constructing; working on plays, masks and space; theatrical technology and history of contemporary art.

This year the Design School finishes its third academic year. In this regard, students will be awarded with the Design School graduate diploma.

The project is organized by the Rustaveli Theatre with the support of Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia and the Georgian National Museum.

Duration: June 15-30, 2017
The opening event: June 15, 6 pm.

Address: I. Grishashvili Tbilisi History Museum (Karvasla), 8 Sioni Str. Tbilisi, Georgia.


Photo Exhibition "Avdiivka, 28.01/72"

Georgian National Museum Simon Janashia Museum of Georgia in Soviet Occupation exhibition hall hosts the photo exhibition "Avdiivka, 28.01/27" by Ukrainian photographer Dmitry Muravsky. The event will take place on June 8, 2017 at 5 pm.

The exposition will showcase 24 photos shot in January, 2017 while the massive bombardment in Avdiivka, the country of Ukraine by Ukrainian photographer and volunteer Dmitry Muravsky, working in military photography since 2010.

The exhibition is realized within the framework of the project "When the war is over..." The multilateral social volunteer project is focused on actualization of a number of acute social problems of the society related to the conduct of military operations in the Donbass.

Thematic exhibitions were held in most regional centers of Ukraine, as well as abroad (Great Britain, Sweden, Germany).

The exhibition is organized by the Embassy of Ukraine in Georgia.

The exhibition will last until June 20, 2017.

Address: S. Janashia Museum of Georgia, 3, Shota Rustaveli Ave. Tbilisi, Georgia

"People and Streets - Bulgaria-Georgia"

On the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of Diplomatic relations between the Republic of Bulgaria and Georgia, GNM, Simon Janashia Museum of Georgia hosts the exhibition "People and Streets - Bulgaria-Georgia" by three Georgian artists of Bulgarian origin. The event will take place on June 5, 2017 at 5 pm.

The exhibition displays paintings by Georgian artists of Bulgarian origin Vera Kikodze, Marina Mavrova and Pavla Platonova.

In the frames of the event, at 6 pm, visitors will also have the possibility to attend the screening of a contemporary Bulgarian film - "The Judgment", which has received many international and national awards (Athens, Paris, USA, Tallin, Haifa, Bulgaria and more).

The exposition "People and Streets - Bulgaria-Georgia" will last until June 9.

Diplomatic relations between the republic of Bulgaria and Georgia were established on June 5, 1992, shortly after the recognition of Georgia's independence by Bulgaria. In 2003, the republic of Bulgaria opened an Embassy in Tbilisi. It's also worth mentioning that relations between our countries and peoples started centuries before the formal establishment of diplomatic relations, for example, far back in 1083, the Georgian brothers Grigor and Abaz Bakuriani founded Bochkovo monastery in Bulgaria.

The event is organized by the Embassy of Republic of Bulgaria in Georgia.

Address: S. Janashia Museum of Georgia, 3, Shota Rustaveli Ave. Tbilisi Georgia


Exhibition of Tamar Tavberidze’s artworks „The Open Window“

Georgian National Museum Tbilisi History Museum invites you to the exhibition of Tamar Tavberidze's artworks "The Open Window". The opening event will take place on June 2, 2017 at 5 pm.

Tamar Tavberidze's artworks will be exhibited in a wide audience for the first time. Most of them are created using mixed techniques - watercolor, pastel and varnish.

The compositions reflect the calm and positive attitude of the artist, which is expressed by sparkling effect of varnish. These artworks are simultaneously interesting and unusual. "The Open Window" is a detailed view of existence and this makes the main concept of the exhibition.

At the opening of the exhibition, the author will talk about the characteristics of her art and specific signs of her technique.

The exhibition "The Open Window" will last until June 10, 2017.

Address: I. Grishashvili Tbilisi History Museum (Karvasla), 8 Sioni Str. Tbilisi, Georgia.

The exhibition “My Tears Always Smile”

Georgian National Museum Tbilisi History Museum invites you to the exhibition "My Tears Always Smile" by Nodar Lortkipanidze. The opening event will take place on May 30, 2017 at 6 pm.

The exposition will showcase 60 graphic works and 20 sculptures by Nodar Lortkipanidze (1970-1997). These artworks are united by the distinctive perception of time and space.

The invisible connection between the graphic works and sculpture points to different dimensions of the time. The feeling of distance and conditional boundaries in each of them is the general and an indicator of empirical thinking.

The artificial, fertile artistic heritage of the artist surprises with its subtle, varied form and content. His creations are blended with expression, philosophical perspectives of the world and thematic diversity.

The exhibition will also present the catalog of Nodar Lortkipanidze's artworks.

The exhibition will last until June 10, 2017.

Address: Ioseb Grishashvili Tbilisi History Museum (Karvasla), 8 Sioni Str. Tbilisi, Georgia.

Personal Exhibition by Ani Bondarenko

Georgian National Museum Sighnaghi Museum invites you to the personal exhibition by 11th grade student of Sighnaghi Public School Ani Bondarenko. The opening event will take place on May 27, at 9 pm, within the project "Night in Museum".

The exhibition will last until June 4, 2017.

The campaign "Night at the Museum" was founded in 2005 by the Council of Europe and afterward has been regularly held in the member states of the Council of Europe. Later, the campaign has spread widely in the world. In 2015, with the initiative of the Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection, the tradition took a start in Georgia.

Address: Sighnaghi Museum, 8 Shota Rustaveli Blind-alley, Sighnaghi, Georgia.


Museum Week: Ziga Waliszewski 120

Georgian National Museum Shalva Amiranashvili Fine Arts Museum invites you to the exhibition of Ziga Waliszewski's artworks which will be held in the frames of GNM Museum Week dedicated to the International Museum Day. The opening event will take place on May 17, at 5 pm.

The exhibition is dedicated to 120 years anniversary of the artist and will showcase up to 100 paintings from the collections of the Fine Arts Museum.

Ziga Waliszewski was artist of Polish origin, who lived in Tbilisi and was an active member of Tbilisi modernist artist bloc. At that time, the cultural life of the city was distinguished by its unusual creative diversity, avant-garde interests and longing for innovations. The young generation separated from the restricted and lifeless, saloon and academic arts. They were looking for new forms and methods of perceiving the world and expressing their own standpoint.

In 1912-13, Ziga Waliszewski, along with Kirill and Ilia Zdanevich, as well as Michael Le Danteau, met great Georgian artist Niko Pirosmanashvili. The artist's work fascinated young people who determined to collect, save and popularize Pirosmani's artworks. They also assembled the catalogue of his works.

With brothers Zdanevich, Lado Gudiashvili, Kolau Cherniyavsky, Yuri Degen and Kara-Darvish, Ziga was actively involved in formation of so called "Futurist Syndicate. He participated in public lectures and disputes, in the publication of books, created graphic illustrations - the futuristic poetry anthology was illustrated by him. Along with Kirill Zdanevich, Lado Gudiashvili and David Kakabadze, Ziga painted the "Fantastic Coffee House". In 1919, with Albert Zalcmann, he decorated the curtain of Opera and Ballet Theatre where he depicted ruins, clouds and a horseman aspired to the red sun. As Ziga stated, he aimed to express "man fighting his fate".

While working in Tbilisi, Waliszewski mostly created posters, book illustrations, caricatures, grotesque scenes, graphic and painted portraits and landscapes. He mainly composed with gauze, pencil, ace and pastel and rarely with oil. Ziga's creative nature was not afraid of using different art techniques; his artworks evidently demonstrate his different, sharp perception of the world, his nobility and sincerity.

Ziga Waliszewski's works can be characterized with expressive spirit, richness, fantasy, irony and sense of humor as well as amazing ability of improvisation. At the same time, he had a great mastery of technical skills and dexterity to comprehend an artwork. His talent was equally denoted in big compositions, portraits or stills. Despite of a short lifeline and his severe illness, Ziga Waliszewski left quite rich creative legacy.

The exhibition will last until June 23, 2017.

Address: Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Lado Gudiashvili Str. Tbilisi, Georgia.

Museum Week: The exhibition “Georgian Alphabet” by Niaz Diasamidze

Georgian National Museum Tbilisi History Museum, in the frames of Georgian National Museum Week dedicated to the International Museum Day, invites you to the exhibition "Georgian Alphabet" by Niaz Diasamidze. The opening event will take place on May 16, at 6 pm.

"Georgian Alphabet" is a project by Niaz Diasamidze, which represents improvised paintings created on the topic of Georgian letters.

The author focuses on the alphabet, which has its own laws. We are studying the alphabet in accordance with these laws. The standards have been developed during the centuries but at the same time the alphabet, just as language, is alive and free.

In Niaz Diasamidze's Artworks, the alphabet is an abstract figure that has become a symbol of emotional sounds. According to the author, each letter has its own history, strengths and weaknesses and it may have completely contrasting meaning in different words.

The project represents the cultural heritage and contemporary Georgian art in one exposition, which is an interesting attempt to see the conceptual view of tradition and modernity.

The exhibition will last until May 28, 2017.

Address: Tbilisi History Museum (Karvasla), 8 Sioni Str. Tbilisi, Georgia.



“The Library of Colors”

The exhibition will showcase paintings by Georgian and Armenian artists - Gia Gugushvili (Rector of Tbilisi State Academy of Arts) and Aram Isabekyan (Rector of Yerevan State Academy of Arts), as well as young artists - Mariam Gugushvili and Arthur Hovhannisyan.

“The Library of Colors” is the cooperation project between two art institutions. The project aims to deepen the long-lasting friendship between Georgians and Armenians. On the other hand, it will set up new bilateral cultural search and intensify the traditional process that was created by Georgian-Armenian art school.

It is noteworthy that at the opening ceremony of the exhibition Aram Isabekyan will be awarded the title of Honorary Professor of the Tbilisi State Academy of Fine Arts.

The exhibition "The Library of Colors" will last until May 24, 2017.
Address: Dimitri Shevardnadze National Gallery, 11 Shota Rustaveli Ave. Tbilisi, Georgia.



“Bach Exercises” by Levan Lagidze

GNM Dimitri Shevardnadze National Gallery invites you to the exhibition "Bach Exercises" by Levan Lagidze. The opening event will take place on May 5, at 7 pm.

The exhibition will showcase artworks by Levan Lagidze created in 2016-2017 years. As the author himself describes the exhibition - "On the crossroad of different epochs, the necessity of verifying the universal measurement and intercultural vision of art has become evident.

I think that modern human is standing on the crossroad and so is the painting. The great ancestors help us to find the exact boundaries and we have the possibility to take lessons from them".

The exhibition will last until June 7, 2017.

Address: Dimitri Shevardnadze National Gallery, 11 Rustaveli Ave. Tbilisi, Georgia


The exhibition Dedicated to 100 Years Anniversary of Robert Sturua

The exhibition will showcase paintings created by Robert Sturua in different times - Portraits, landscapes, religious paintings and reproductions of regional theatre and Culture House plaffons.

Robert Sturua's artworks include such works as "Celebration of the Victory" - Chiatura A. Tsereteli Theater Hall Painting (1945-50, USSR State Prize, 1951); "Friendship of Peoples" - Shroma (Ozurgeti District) Culture House hall painting (1953-56); "Good Against the Evil" - The Culture House of Miners, Tkibuli (1957-60); Metallurgical Culture House Placer; Painting for V. Lenin Central Museum Tbilisi branch and many others.

It's worth mentioning that Robert Sturua also created book graphic - illustrations of works of Ilia Chavchavadze and Vazha Pshavela.

The exhibition will last until June 2, 2017.

The exhibition is supported by Shota Rustaveli State Drama Theatre and The Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia.

Address: Dimitri Shevardnadze National Gallery, 11 Shota Rustaveli Ave. Tbilisi, Georgia.


Exhibition of Tekla Meladze’s Artworks

GNM Ioseb Grishashvili Tbilisi History Museum invites you to the exhibition of Tekla Meladze's artworks. The opening event will take place on April 21 at 18:00.


The exhibition will showcase artworks by young Georgian artist Tekla Meladze. Her works are soaked with natural charm and warmness. Her loving attitude to life, her positivity and creative inner world are widely reflected in her art.


Tekla actively participated in group exhibitions. Since 2014, she had group and solo exhibitions in USA and Georgia - Gallery Universe (Georgia), Georgia General Consulate (New York), Art Expo in New York, The international Expo "My Now'' in Java Center (New York) , Tbilisi City Council, Georgian Culture Center (New York), Zurab Tsereteli Museum of Modern art, Kutaisi Lado Meskhishvili State Drama Theatre and Sokhumi State University.


In 2014 Tekla was awarded the first prize by the Creative Union of Cultural and Educational Institutions of Georgia. She also became the youngest participant of the New York Art Expo during the 37-year history of the event. Today, her artworks are preserved in private collections of Georgia and USA.


The exhibition will last until April 28.


Address: Ioseb Grishashvili Tbilisi History Museum (Karvasla), 8 Sioni Str. Tbilisi, Georgia.




Georgian Painting of the First Half of the Twentieth Century

The exhibition features the best works of artists who laid the foundations for the 20th century art in Georgia. Showcasing a wide spectrum of the visual art of the first half of the twentieth century, the exhibition presents the diverse contemporary artistic styles which are in accord with the common European artistic process and simultaneously, are characterized by clearly expressed national peculiarities as it can be seen in the art of outstanding Georgian artists endowed with artistic creativity and individuality.

The exhibition features works by Mose Toidze, Dimitri Shevardnadze, Valerian Sidamon-Eristavi, Alexander Bazhbeuk-Melikov, Kirill Zdanevich, Shalva Kikodze, Ketevan Magalashvili, Elene Akhvediani, Tamar Abakelia, Alexander Tsimakuridze, Apolon Kutateladze, Mikheil Bilanishvili, Felix Varlamishvili, Petre Otskheli, Irakli Gamrekeli, Sergo Kobuladze, Ucha Japaridze and Korneli Sanadze.

"Georgian Painting of the First Half of the Twentieth Century" can be regarded as a continuation of the exhibition "Masterpieces from Museum of Fine Arts collection".

The exhibition will last until May 14, 2017.

Address: Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Lado Gudiashvili Str. Tbilisi, Georgia


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Retrospective Exhibition of Amir Kakabadze’s Artworks

Georgian National Museum Dimitri Shevardnadze National Gallery invites you to the retrospective exhibition of Amir Kakabadze's artworks dedicated to the 75 years anniversary of the artist. The opening event will take place on March 10, 2017 at 7 pm.

Amir Kakabadze was born in the family of renowned Georgian artist David Kakabadze and Eter Andronikashvili. After graduating from Tbilisi State Academy of Arts, he lived and worked in Georgia, Russia, and France.

Visitors of the will have the possibility to get familiar with Amir Kakabadze's wide art - the exhibition will showcase artworks created in different media: painting, graphic, sculpture, pop art, film and theater painting.

The organizer of the exhibition is David Kakabadze Fund. Supporters: Tbilisi City Hall, The Ministry of Culture and Monument Protecting of Georgia, Artarea, Silk Road Group and wine company "Shilda".

The exhibition will last until March 29, 2017.

Address: Dimitri Shevardnadze National Gallery, 11 Shota Rustaveli Ave. Tbilisi, Georgia.


The Sea – a Symbol Of Friendship

Georgian National Museum and the culture department of the Islamic Republic of Iran Embassy in Georgia, within the frames of Iranian Photography and Film Week, invites you to the exhibition by Iranian and Georgian photographers "The Sea - a Symbol of Friendship". The opening event will take place on March 9, 2017 at 6 pm.

The exhibition will showcase about 60 artworks by Iranian and Georgian photographers unified in one thematic ground - "The Sea - a Symbol of Friendship". The thematic initial in artworks - the sea, is expressed as a symbol of unity, friendship, mood and as the space, that in perspective can include everything connected to the human and public interests.

The visitors will have the possibility to see the thematically unified, organic and harmonious vision of the photographers with different ideologies.

The exhibition "The Sea - a Symbol of Friendship" will last until March 12, 2017.

Address: Ioseb Grishashvili Tbilisi History Museum (Karvasla) 8, Sioni Str. Tbilisi, Georgia.

In the framework of Iranian Photography and Film week, Iranian films will be held on March 10 at Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University.


Exhibition by Anna Kalatozishvili “My Exhibition – Is My Life”

Georgian National Museum Ioseb Grishashvili Tbilisi History Museum invites you to the exhibition by Anna Kalatozishvili "My Exhibition - Is My Life". The opening event will take place on February 17, 2016 at 6 pm.

The exhibition will showcase Anna Kalatozishvili's expressive artworks. Visitors will have the opportunity to get acquainted with the wide variety of artist's interests. According to Anna Kalatozishvili, theater, art, and our daily life is a kind of game. Each of us is a player who has the strength and ability to become an artist.

Anna Kalatozishvili is a theater and film painter. She studied in Austria, Vienna University of Applied Arts, also graduated from Tbilisi State Academy of Arts. She has worked on several plays in Italy and Netherlands. She worked as a costume designer for the films of Otar Ioseliani: (Chantrapas (2009), "Winter Song" (2014). She is teaching at Ilia State University, is a lecturer at Institute of Theatre and Cinema and Tbilisi State Academy of Arts, she also has worked on several TV shows.

Anna Kalatozishvili has participated in many group exhibitions and international symposiums in Germany, Austria, Russia and Georgia. She was awarded prizes at the "Duruji" festival, "Parnas" festival and etc. Her works are preserved in private collections in London, St. Petersburg, Moscow, Vienna, Munich, Barcelona, New York, Washington, and Tbilisi.

The exhibition "My Exhibition - Is My Life" will last until March 6, 2017.

Address: I. Grishashvili Tbilisi History Museum (Karvasla), 8 Sioni Str. Tbilisi, Georgia.

Life Threats

GNM Tbilisi History Museum invites you to the exhibition "Life Threats" by Rocko Iremashvili. The opening event will take place from February 3, 2017.

"Life Threats" is a multimedia project, which reflects common philosophical threads of human existence: erroneous rearing methods, false values and stereotypes.

Rocko Iremashvili is successful Georgian contemporary artist. He was a teacher at the Academy of Fine Arts. He has created many art projects, participates in group exhibitions. His works are preserved in private collections of different countries.

The exhibition "Life Threats'' will last until February 15, 2017.

Address: Tbilisi History Museum (Karvasla), 8 Sioni Str. Tbilisi, Georgia.

¡No vayas sola, Remedios! / Don’t Go Alone, Remedios!

"¡No vayas sola, Remedios!" (Don’t Go Alone, Remedios!) is a work of collaboration between the clay artist Lia Bagrationi and myself. This exhibition is the final project of the long-term program “Art Intervention into the Museum", elaborated and implemented by the Tbilisi State Silk Museum from March 15, 2016. The project is realized in the frames of the “Regional Art and Culture Project in the South Caucasus”, which is managed by the Culture and Management Lab with financial support of the Swiss Cooperation Office for the South Caucasus (SCO).
The program aims at creating of new site-specific multimedia installations within the museum context and promoting of collaboration between the curator and the artist inside a museum space.

The title "Don’t Go Alone, Remedios!" is a somewhat loose reference towards magical realism. A viewer sees a body of the author transformed into a clay object, which is shaped like a silk cocoon and placed in the museum's showcase. As if voluntarily, the author’s body enters the list of those of Gabriel García Márquez's strange literature characters, be it a beautiful woman soaring in the sky together with laundry or a man with butterflies fluttering around his head.

To illustrate a silkworm's transformation into a butterfly, the project stresses the process of clay modification and its final state. The clay metamorphosis is shown on two videos in one of the halls of the museum. One of the videos is created in the museum, while the other is an artistic documentation of Lia Bagrationi’s performance in her studio. The performance carries two meanings within the project; one is historical, as a traditionally important form of intervention (Vienna actionists, Dada, Neo-Dada), and the second is informational as a visual narrative of creation out of clay.

The exposition of “¡No vayas sola, Remedios!" reiterates the function of a museum and attempts to show all stages of clay transformation, from white clay as a starting material, to the final product represented in a showcase of the museum's central hall –where the viewer will also see empty, open displays as an attempt of subversive intervention into the museum space. The video performance underlines similarity between the body of an artist, a silkworm cocoon and the final object. A designer dress, created especially for the project and worn by the artist during the performance, reflects the wide utilization of silk in the fashion industry and stresses the sanctity of touching clay.

We wish to convey special thanks to cameraman Tato Kotetishvili, artist Tamuna Karumidze (video editing) and designer Gola Damiani (designer of the dress) for their heartfelt support and assistance.

Magda Guruli
Project curator


Exhibition of Alexander Bazhbeuk – Melikov’s artworks

Georgian National Museum Dimitri Shevardnadze National Gallery invites you to the exhibition of Alexander Bazhbeuk-Melikov's artworks, which is dedicated to the 125 years anniversary since the birth of the author and 50 years since he passed away. The opening event will take place on January 10, 2017 at 6 pm.

Alexander Bazhbeuk-Melikov is a prominent representative of XX century's Georgian art. He was ethnic Armenian but he spent his entire life in Georgia and formed a basis for the development of the new and modern Georgian painting. Alexander Bazhbeuk-Melikov's creative heritage, his specific artistic expression and aesthetic value remains as a kind of a standard in Georgian art.

The exhibition will showcase artworks preserved in Georgia in the Georgian National Museum (Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts and Dimitri Shevardnadze National Gallery); Giorgi Leonidze State Museum of Literature; Georgian State Museum of Theatre, Music, Cinema and Choreography and private collections.

The exhibition is implemented with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Armenia, Georgian National Museum and Diocese of Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Holy Church in Georgia.

The exhibition will last until February 25, 2017.

Address: Dimitri Shevardnadze National Gallery, 11 Shota Rustaveli Ave. Tbilisi, Georgia.




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