30 NOV / 00:00 THE National Gallery

From April 27, Dimitri Shevardnadze National Gallery presents an exhibition - "XX-XXI centuries Georgian art from private collections".

The exhibition presents one of the curatorial versions of the history of the development of contemporary Georgian art. The exhibition will feature works by famous Georgian artists from Georgia and the West from the 20th century to the present, those who have been housed in various private collections over the past 6 years. Among them are: works of Alexandre (Shura) Bandzeladze, Vera Paghava, Karlo Katcharava, Mamuka Tsetskhladze, Lia Shvelidze, Tea Jorjadze, Tea Gvetadze, Salome Machaidze, Dato Meskhi and other outstanding artists. It is noteworthy that for the first time to the general public will be on display those works whose purchase and return from Europe has only recently taken place.

The exposition presents works from different mediums, ideologies or historical contexts. "Archivarius", "10th Floor", "Marjanishvili Theater Artists' Group", the works by local and west art scene Georgian artists tell the recent history of Georgia.

The exhibition aims to popularize contemporary art, stimulate relationships with the museum space and increase public interest in contemporary art.

Curator: Lika Chkuaseli

Co-curators: Lana Karaia, Lela Tsitsuashvili

Exhibition duration: 27.04.2022 - 22.05.2022

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

The exhibition is organized by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth Affairs of Georgia and National Gallery.

Exhibition design: TIMM Architecture

General sponsors: Bank of Georgia; Tbilisi Municipality.