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Ask for it anywhere

Georgian National Museum presents the exhibition "Ask for it anywhere" at Dimitri Shevardnadze National Gallery.

"Laghidze Waters" is the symbol of Tbilisi and an example of Georgian intangible cultural heritage.

The exhibition will showcase artworks by more than 50 artists of different generations, thematically connected to "Laghidze Waters". The name of the exhibition, "Ask for it anywhere" appeared on the soft drinks' first advertisement banner and subsequently gained popularity.

The exhibition is curated by Maka Tavamaishvili.

Opening: March 30, 18:00

Duration: March 30 - April 18

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

Luka Arabidze "Discommunication"

The exposition will showcase 3 large artworks and a video art united under one topic - the subjective attitude of 14 years old artist towards the big city and space.

Artist's main object of interest is the city with high corps, chaos and uncertainty - a place where he often gets lost, disappear sounds, thoughts and ideas. The concept of the project is based on comprehension psychology in a big city, wherever you will not be heard until you grow up. Everything is monotonous and standard - houses, windows, people beyond these homes and windows. Luka Arabidze had several personal exhibitions in Georgia. Also participated in the Contemporary Art Festival (2011).

Exhibition opening: March 23, 6 pm

Exhibition duration: March 23 - April 1, 2018

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

Gigi Ugulava - "Gray Zone"

Georgian National Museum presents the exhibition "Gray Zone" by Giorgi Ugulava at Tbilisi History Museum.

The exhibition reflects the "zone" of corruption in the modern culture and is connected to the sphere of influence. "Zone" may be recognized as the region, the sphere, the sector or even the territory. Giorgi Ugulava's artworks depict the realm of corruption, its imaginary reality and the growing pace of its development in the modern world. Artist shows us how we continue to exist in the real and metaphoric gray zone that originates from illegality and corruption, that is everywhere like a virus.

Giorgi Ugulava studied in at Tbilisi State Academy of Arts, had several exhibitions in Adjara, Kutaisi and Tbilisi.

The Opening: March 21, 6 pm

Exhibition Duration: March 21- April 10, 2018

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

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Manana Tumanishvili


The exhibition "Olim - Ever" by Gia Bugadze

Georgian National Museum presents the exhibition of Gia Bugadze's artworks "Olim - Ever" at Dimitri Shevardnadze National Gallery.

Olim (Latin) means "ever" and goes over two tenses - past and future. The exposition of Gia Bugadze's artworks "Olim - Ever" represents a megalography, consisting of 33 independent pieces concerted under the same considerable idea.

Europeans, and not only, have one household tradition or behavior - when the apartment is to be temporarily empty, objects, furniture, mirrors or chandeliers are covered with the white material - the shroud, to avert damaging until the residents return home.

"Olim is a visual memory "theater" that is aimed at saving and retaining. That's why I used this method: I selected scenes from the Holy Scripture, namely from Gospels. I depicted the easily recognizable iconographic versions, then captured them on canvas and covered with white shroud - I obscured, saved and hid them until the time of revelation" - says the author.

The series "Olim - Ever" proposes to conceal and unfold contents, when the various ideas, yet hidden and covered, will soon be revealed, opened and explained; This will come to life only when there is time to return home.

Opening: March 6, 5 pm
Duration: March 6 - April 11, 2018
Address: Dimitri Shevardnadze National Gallery, 11 Shota Rustaveli Ave. Tbilisi, Georgia

“Shalva Dzneladze 125”

Shalva Dzneladze (1892-1934) is one of the distinguished figures of the Georgian avant-garde of the 20th century. He was well acquainted with renowned representatives of Georgian avant-garde art, such as: Lado Gudiashvili, Davit Kakabadze, Dimitri Shevardnadze and others. However, over the years, his works were actually forgotten. After 1970, the artist's works will be first presented to a wide audience.

Although the painter passed away due to severe illness at the age of 42, he left quite a large heritage - more than 2000 graphic works and paintings, as well as theater paintings, most of which (up to 700 exhibits) are preserved at Georgian National Museum Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts. Artist's works and archival materials are also stored in N. Berdzenishvili Chokhatauri Local Museum and private collections.

The exhibition will feature Shalva Dzneladze's 125 works from museum and private collections, including illustrations of different literary works. Visitors will also view landscapes and portraits from Guria, as well as compositions depicting live of peasants or noblemen.

The exhibition will also enhance the presentation of book-album of Shalva Dzneladze's artworks. The book was published by non-governmental organization "Time and Heritage", with the support of Ministry of Culture and Sport of Georgia. Authors: Irine Abesadze, Dea Gunia.

The exhibition is supported by NGO "Time and Heritage".

Opening: March 5, 6pm
Duration: March 5-20, 2018
Address: Ioseb Grishashvili Tbilisi History Museum (Karvasla), 8 Sioni Str. Tbilisi, Georgia.

“Elements – Sculpture and Graphics”- the exhibition by Andrey Ostashov

Andrey Ostashov is a professional sculptor who lives and works in Minsk, Belarus. He works in stone and bronze, pursues drawing and graphic arts. The exposition will showcase up to 50 bronze and stone sculptures and up to 25 graphic works. Visitors will be able to get acquainted with his best works, as well as new works from the series "Elements".

Since 1995, he has participated in than 100 national and international exhibitions, plein-airs and international traineeships. He is the Winner of numerous art and architectural competitions; fountadioner of the Minister of Culture of the Republic of Belarus and the Minister of Culture of the Republic of Poland. Since 2009, he has opened Andrey Ostashov Gallery in Minsk.

For more than 20 years of his intense creative life, the artist creates modern myths and legends, making us participants of this extremely fascinating process. His works reflect the author's conviction that today the universality of ancient human memory ceased to submit the idea of dividing inhabitants of Europe and Asia on people on the East and the West. As a person from the West, the artist is courageously and genuinely ensorcelled by the Orient, which is loved by many spectators and collectors all across Eurasia. It especially concerns those who live at the junction of cultures - and there are more and more such people in the world. The dialogue format offered by Ostashov is very important for today's world. Probably that is why Ostashov's sculptures can be found in the biggest museum and private collections in Belarus, Great Britain, Canada, United Arab Emirates, Poland, Russia, USA and other countries.

What is the secret of the Belarusian artist's phenomenon? Breathtakingly interesting plots of his works, where the real and the invented are deeply intertwined, are close and clear both to adults and young people, which is Interested not only in traditional art. Ostashov's modern language speaks about the mythologies of Ancient Greece and the Ancient Orient, today's city culture, and inner life of each of us.

Duration: March 4 - March 23, 2018
Address: Dimitri Shevardnadze National Gallery, 11 Shota Rustaveli Ave. Tbilisi, Georgia.

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Zurab Kalandadze Anniversary Exhibition

The exhibition will showcase Zurab Kalandadze's 27 artworks, created in 2002-2012 years, the main stylistic characteristic of which is the organic connection between myth and poetry. The exposition will also showcase a sculpture "Tree of Love" - designed with a glass laser carving technique.

Along with the events held in Hague, Rotterdam, Bachen, Laren (Netherlands) and Hasselt (Belgium), the exhibition is a part of the cycle of exhibitions and meetings dedicated to the anniversary date.

Since 1994, Zurab Kalandadze lives and works in Holland. His working field includes painting, poetry, literature research and editorial-publishing activities. He has published more than twenty fiction books in Georgian, English, Russian, French, German, Spanish and Italian languages.

Zurab Kalandadze is a member of the Dutch Professional Artists Association (BBK) and UNESCO partner organization - International Association of Artists (IAA); he has participated in more than 200 exhibitions; He is engaged to the public activities in promotion of Georgian culture abroad and under his leadership, over 40 exhibitions of Georgian artists were organized in various European countries.

Opening: February 9, 6:30 pm
Duration: February 9 - March 9, 2018
Address: Simon Janashia Museum of Georgia, 3 Shota Rustaveli Ave. Tbilisi, Georgia.

Exhibition of Ashot Ter – Khalifyan “20 years after”

The exhibition is a synthetic project of Tbilisi-based Armenian artist Ashot Ter-Khalifyan, which unites artist's paintings and their accompanying musical motifs. The exposition will showcase 39 artworks divided in two parts - "A View from the Window" and "Black and White World". The paintings are created at the end of the 90's and early 2000's and reflect the emotional condition of the 20 years old painter. Each artwork is accompanied with the musical composition created by the artist.

The exhibition will also enhance a concert of the musical band, created by Ashot Ter-Khalifyan.

Opening: February 5, 6 pm

Duration: February 5 - 15, 2018

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

Rita Khachaturian’s exhibition “Fear”

Georgian National Museum presents Rita Khachaturian's exhibition "Fear" at the Tbilisi History Museum.

The exhibition will feature artist's 100 works united under the theme "Fear". In each work, visitors will get acquainted with the conceptual findings of the artist.

Opening: February 2, 5 pm
Duration: February 2 - February 24, 2018
Address: I. Grishashvili Tbilisi History Museum (Karvasla), 8 Sioni Str. Tbilisi, Georgia

"Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel" - Preparatory Drawings

"Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel" - Georgian National Museum and the Embassy of Italy to Georgia present the exhibition of preparatory drawings by Michelangelo Buonarroti.

From February 2 to April 3, GNM Dimitri Shevardnadze National Gallery will host the exhibition of 6 graphic works by Italian artist, sculptor, architect and poet of the Renaissance epoch - Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564). The artworks are preserved at the "Casa Buonarroti" museum, which, along with Michelangelo's other masterpieces, houses more than 200 preparatory drawings and manuscripts, images, sculptures and rich archeological collections possessed by various generations of Buonarroti family.

Michelangelo, recognized as the greatest artist of all time, thanks to his outstanding virtue and masterful technique, alternated with the widely crusted artistic principles and for good gained a solid ground among other geniuses.

The National Gallery will showcase graphic works performed by Michelangelo in 1508-1510, during his work on the Sistine Chapel (1508-1510).

Visitors will have the possibility to view the graphic details, including the hand from the fresco "Creation of Adam" and figures from the fresco "The Fall of Man and the Expulsion from the Garden of Eden". The exposition will also incorporate multimedia, as well as the screening of the film "Journey to Discover Michelangelo."

The exhibition, organized by the Georgian National Museum and the Embassy of Italy to Georgia, is a consequence of close cooperation between the various institutions. From Georgia: Ministry of Culture and Sport of Georgia, Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, Georgian National Tourism Administration, Governmental project "Check in Georgia" and JSC VTB Bank Georgia; From Italy: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism, program „VivereALL'italiana".

The exhibition is implemented in cooperation with "Casa Buonarroti" museum and cultural association "Metamorfosi".

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

Alexander Zhyvotkov "Cardboard. Wood. Stone"

Georgian National Museum and Stedley Art Foundation present a solo exhibition "Cardboard. Wood. Stone" by contemporary Ukrainian artist Alexander Zhyvotkov at Dimitri Shevardnadze National Gallery.

The exhibition in Tbilisi features the series: "Roads", "Kyiv. 2014", "Motherboard", "Variations in Stone", and "Vengeance Is Mine", which includes over fifty works created over the past five years.

The Georgian art audience will be the first to view the "Cardboard. Wood. Stone" exhibition as a fully developed project. It seems only natural. "I consider Georgia my adopted country; it is my second home. I came into my own as an artist long before I discovered Georgia, but wood and stone entered my art as a direct result. It happened when I came to know the country's ancient and dynamic culture", says the artist.

Zhyvotkov's art combines eons of European and Eastern culture separated in time and space. He produces stern, monochrome images. His art is multilayered and sensuous, displaying the artist's love of and familiarity with the Fayum portrait, early Christian catacomb art, Scythian idols, Ukrainian folk icons, Georgian metal chasing, and Tibetan manuscripts.

Zhyvotkov's art is methodic, involving a process that requires maximum effort from both artist and spectator. The human spirit reaches its height only to sink into catharsis and become one with nature. The artist employs only natural, living media. He paints with earth, soot and wood charred in open fires. His experience is real, corporeal, and specific, i.e., specific in relation to all but time because its subject is eternal.

Opening: January 26, 6 pm
Duration: January 26, 2018 - February 25, 2018
Address: Dimitri Shevardnadze National Gallery, 11 Shota Rustaveli Ave. Tbilisi, GeorgiaA

New me – Exhibition of Naira Nadirashvili’s Artworks

Zaira Nadirashvili's works comprise various fields of art: photography, painting, performance, installation and more. In recent years, the author has studied Gestalt psychology, which has become a new inspiration for her artistic narration. With this experience, she created a series "New Me", which includes paintings, installations and video-art. Through this project, the author expresses her alternate vision, where philosophy, painting and psychology are transformed into one aesthetic integrity. These artworks introduce Zaira Nadirashvili as a seeker and aspirant artist and present another view of artist's creative values.

Since 2001, Zaira Nadirashvili participates in group exhibitions; she had her personal exhibitions in Tbilisi and Batumi as well.

Opening: January 20, 5 pm

Duration: 20-30 January, 2018

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


Muraz Murvanidze





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