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Khatuna Khabuliani

Khatuna Khabuliani is an assotiate professor at Ilia State University, visiting professor at Tbilisi State Academy of Art, art Historian, art critic and curator. She graduated from Tbilisi State Academy of Art in 1990 – the faculty of art history and theory. She is a visiting professor at Ilia State University and Tbilisi State Academy of Art, where she delivers courses on contemporary art. The critical essays, reviews and articles by Khatuna Khabuliani are published in local and international editions. In 2001-2005 she was a member of the MAF_Media Art Farm and editor of “ARTURI” (quarterly insert of “24 hours”) in 2004 and “Impress magazine” in 2008.  She is an author of two video projects: “eco talks” (Goethe Institute Tbilisi, 2006) and ”hedonistic drive“ (Women’s fund Georgia and New Art Union, 2009). She curated and co-curated various projects and exhibitions. In 2009 Khatuna Khabuliani was a curator of Georgian Pavilion at 53th Venice international biennale. She is a member of AICA – Armenia, ICOM and CIMAM. The topic of her PHD research work (in progress) is the art of the transitional period in Post-Soviet countries and particularly in Georgia.  She lives and works in Tbilisi, Georgia.

Publications:

2016 -  “Some Considerations on Aspects of Tbilisi’s IdentityThrough Architectural Narratives.” Identity Studies. Ilia State University. Tbilisi.                                                                                             

2014 – “On Crossing Contexts – on projects by Gia Edzgveradze.” Kritika. #4. Tbilisi. Shota Rustaveli Institute of Georgian Literature. Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. p.194-214.

2014 - “Perception Boundaries in Georgian Video Art.” Georgian Video Art. Active for Culture. Tbilisi. p.42-53.                                                                            

2013-2014 - “About Contemporary  Art and Quality of Art Works” (part II). ACADEMIA #3. TSAA. Tbilisi. 150-159.

2013 – “On Georgian Visual Culture in the Second Part of XIX Century.” Point 19. CCA_Center of Contemporary Art Tbilisi. p.3-6.

2011 -  “About Contemporary  Art and Quality of Art Works” (part I). ACADEMIA#2. TSAA.Tbilisi. p.26-32.

2013 -“Possible  deterritorialization for miracles”. Nordic art – between miracles. Goteborg. Sweden. p.53-59.

2005 – “Contemporary Georgian Art”./ review/ UTOPIA/ IFA. Berlin. p.34-41.

2005 - “Georgian Art for International Projects”. Transrelation. Tbilisi. p.22-25.

Translations:

2014 - Georgian translation of A.C. Danto. After The End of Art. 8-11 chapters. TSAA.


Articles

29/11/2022

ART AND CHANGES

Pandemic by Tamuna Melikishvili is one of the finest artistic commentaries on the subject-matter that has defined the modern era. Stylized portraits of strangers and passers-by are inserted on a page of a 1906 architectural album featuring iconic models of Renaissance-style windows. These windows are used as frames for the faces gazing out from within personal space, separated from the outside world, revealing the overarching mood of quarantine through their interests and anticipation, notes of despair and the inevitable psychological tension.

29/11/2022

ALEXANDER BANDZELADZE - WHEN ENERGY AND MOVEMENT BECAME VISIBLE

Alexander (Shura) Bandzeladze- Georgian representative of Abstract Expressionism. In the early 1990s, Alexander Bandzeladze was the eldest of acting figures of Georgian Contemporary Art and one of the first artists, who, in the 1960s and 1970s, deliberately engaged himself in late modernism problems and further influenced on-going art processes in Georgia.

29/11/2022

MAGIC LANDSCAPE FROM TATO AKHALKATSISHVILI'S VISUAL JOURNEY

Tato Akhalkatsishvili’s painting is full of variability of themes and serendipity, although they are integrated in one great and long-term project, which is Tato Akhalkatsishvili’s landscape.

29/11/2022

THE SHELF PORTRAITS BY RUSUDAN GACHECHILADZE

The depository for Rusudan Gachechiladze’s sculptures is located right in the yard of her house, in a small-size shed of the so-called “Italian yard”. Dusted shelves provoke associations of art-house movie-frames.

29/11/2022

THE SPACE AND BODIES IN VAKHO BUGADZE'S ART

Vakho Bugadze is an artist who manages to strike a delicate balance between contrasting elements, combining brutal energy and sophisticated sensitivity to create a world free of tension in his works.

29/11/2022

THE DRAMA OF ESTRANGED SPACES

Architecture in developing countries is an excellent source for absurd content. Dehumanization of bureaucratic labyrinths and cynicism towards power in David Kukhalashvili’s expressive paintings seem to be intended for a new, animated version of The Trial by Kafka.

29/11/2022

EXIT IN THE FOREST

In the light of the ongoing pandemic, visual arts have been more concerned with the idea of timelessness and exploration of underlying spatial concepts. As a result of inherent global changes, interrelation with art has taken a brand-new form, restricting presence of time and space in virtually everyone’s life.

29/11/2022

GEORGIAN PAVILION AT VENICE 53RD BIENNALE AND KOKA RAMISHVILI’S CONDITIONAL PREMISES

Koka Ramishvili is a Georgian artist, who lives in Geneva, works with different mediums and any of his projects is distinguished by reflexivity and exquisite quality. His art biography is very diverse: embraces artistic quests for general problems, as well as personal and intimate spaces.

29/11/2022

ZURA APKHAZI: MAPPING THE COSMOS

You might begin to familiarize yourself with Zura Apkhazi’s artwork at a show somewhere, but you are bound to have questions, which may only be answered by visiting his studio. As you view his pieces, characterized by customary elegance of exposition, at a gallery, their distinctive brutality, large format and accentuated textures will certainly remind you of German Neo-Expressionism—only at first glance.

29/11/2022

ARTISTIC STATEMENT BY GEORGI ALEXI-MESKHISHVILI

Georgi (Gogi) Alexi-Meskhishvili was born in 1941 into the family of renowned architect Lado Aleksi-Meskhishvili. In 1967 he graduated from the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts, and since that time has actively participated in exhibitions. Beginning from 1971, Gogi Alexi-Meskhishvili served as stage designer of the Shota Rustaveli Drama Theatre, Zakaria Paliashvili Tbilisi Opera and Ballet Theatre, and also cooperated with the Kote Marjanishvili State Drama Theatre.

29/11/2022

GAGOSHA STARTED GARDENING AND SOON WILL BRING THIS COUNTRY TO BLOOM

Gagosha – Georgian street artist Giorgi Gagoshidze was born in 1986. He works in different media: poetry, visual poetry, drawing, media art, etc. He studied computer science at Tbilisi University, and graduated with an MA in Technology Administration from Tallinn University of Technology.

29/11/2022

THE PICTORIAL POETRY OF OLEG TIMCHENKO

Oleg Timchenko is one of the strongest figures of the group formed during Perestroika under the name of the “Tenth Floor.” His work is extremely diverse and sensitive, with poetry being one of its main features. He constantly demonstrates an incredible ability to transform, when brusque and aggressive gestures may be followed by very romantic and sentimental moods.

29/11/2022

THE ECCENTRIC TRAVELER

Since the very beginning of his artistic career, Tato Akhalkatsishvili has perceived the landscape as constituting a central component of his works. Akhalkatsishvili's landscapes developed over the years, with the incorporation of various technical and conceptual experiments, and are characterized by certain enigmatic features.

29/11/2022

SEPO: I AM MOST INTERESTED IN THE TOPIC OF SPACE...

"I frequently think about where the inspiration and energy come from that make me continue working and designing different constructions. I am most of all interested in the topic of space: how a sculpture develops itself and relates to the external world, or how graphic works establish relationships with their internal universes,” - says Tengiz (Sepo) Sepiashvili about his work

29/11/2022

TENGIZ MARR: STILL LIFE IN GOUACHE

Tengiz Marr's long-term project, a series of still lives, is a kind of simultaneous dialogue with both old masters and representatives of contemporary trends, searching for relations between objects and words in order to discover what the still life genre might mean for contemporary painting, and what techniques can be employed to reflect the creatures of nature and their function for daily human life within the confines of modern consciousness.

29/11/2022

GURAM (HITA) KUTATELADZE

Guram Kutateladze’s landscapes display these encounters along with the emotions he experienced. Here the major focus is on infinity and incompleteness. The landscapes come to life thanks to their flexible shapes and textures that alter under the influence of light.

29/11/2022

THE HISTORY OF OBJECTS IN LEVAN'S ROOM

Levan Mindiashvili is a Georgian artist currently residing in New York. In his artistic research, existential issues are constantly related to specific locations, the peculiarities of cities, the language of architectural textures, and forms of self-expression among cultures and subcultures. His visual thinking mostly opts for the format of multimedia installations.

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