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Glimpse in Gallery - Archibald Kordzaia

Archibald Kordzaia's works are distinguished by colorful, characteristic decorative motives, where the author expresses tertiary illustrations. The author, with a generalized manner and excessive use of colors - which also contrasts with the depravity of his characters: often faceless, remain infantile concerning the chaos of the universe. It is paradise, where everything is possible, conceived, and usual.

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Betania - Wall paintings of the Church of the Nativity of the Virgin

Along with their high artistic value and comprehensive theological content, the murals of Betania church reflect the political realities in the Georgian state of the time, as such they possess great historic significance, since they represent these events through changes made to the murals.

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Glimpse in Gallery - Murtaz Shvelidze's "Detectio"

Murtaz Shvelidze's series "Detectio" leads the viewers to childish curiosity combined with the process of searching something mysterious. The greater powers of observation and superior mind of the detective manifested in each pieces of paintings.

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Glimpse in Gallery - ECHOING GREEN

Step into a green atmosphere, where the color green is a reflection of the environment, a symbol of life and renewal. The show brings together the works of different generations of Georgian artists. The concept of Gallery 4710 is to focus on emerging art, which is the rationale underlying the exhibition "ECHOING GREEN".

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Glimpse in Gallery - "When I wrote a poem"

Searching always makes sense. Since poetry has always been a favorite form of art for Georgians, this exhibition itself can remain as a written poem. This exhibition is each artist's first personal observation and an attempt to seek their own ‘language’ in contemporary Georgian art.

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VARIABLE PER SE

Dédicace Gallery and Margo Korableva Performance Theatre present an action-happening Variable Per Se, in which a figurative-physical interaction with the works of artists is given. ⁣ ⁣ This form of presentation disintegrates and at the same time expands the sensory and emotional base of art perception. The artist involved in this process becomes an accomplice of the collective of performers.⁣ ⁣ Happening intuitively explores the relationship between author and viewer, between the creative process and the result. This process is based on the deconstruction and reconstruction model.⁣

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Glimpse in Gallery - Salome Dumbadze

Salome Dumbadze (1992) is a Georgian artist, which controverts the characteristic thickness and often, masculine power associated with the oil brush, into an almost transparent experience of a painting by a paintball, reminding us strongly of girlhood. Works, encompass paintings, graphics, and textiles, tether tender translucence with tranquil transcendence.

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Artist in Focus – Tornike Robakidze (1995)

Exhibition – „Sometimes Paradise is a Sad Story“ 4710 Contemporary Art Gallery “The name of the exhibition already promises us something about the celestial realm, but while doing so, it also reveals a kind of melancholy and doubt. What does sadness have to do with paradise? On entering the gallery, one sees entire walls covered with pencil sketches/drawings. It's hard to define them as graphic, they mostly resemble drawings scratched onto walls, something one usually finds in Tiflis’ buildings, jails, or on the walls of stations and other public places. A small book of poetry was launched together with the exhibition. In fact, the name of the exhibition is derived from a poem”.

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ATINATI: FROM DIGITAL TO PHYSICAL WORLD

ATINATI has begun to function as a cultural center as well. This is the first solo exhibition to focus on the paintings of Georgi (Gogi) Alexi-Meskhishvili (1941) The exhibition takes a fresh look at the work of the painter and theatre set designer and will be on display until 1 August

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PARAJANOV, ALEXI-MESKHISHVILI & BEKAIA COME TOGETHER IN TSINANDALI

Explore old and contemporary acquisitions, highlights from the Exhibition titled - "Memory Fragments" Works of Sergei Parajanov and Georgi (Gogi) Alexi-Meskhishvili presented at "The Alexander Chavchavadze House Museum in Tsinandali" In parallel, the historic garden of the premises hosted a series of Uta Bekaia’s performances that were inspired by Parajanov.

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GLIMPSE IN GALLERY - PHOTOGRAPHY & MULTIMEDIA ARTWORKS

Online platform Atinati offers a new place, which will host exhibitions of Georgian artists

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GLIMPSE IN GALLERY - MANUCHAR OKROSTSVARIDZE & TATIA DARCHIASHVILI

Exhibition titled as "Postmodernist Petroglyphs" presented at Dédicace Gallery The artworks aren't petroglyphs, representation reduced to the liner, symbolic and #abstract signs the artists tried to create a certain parallel with archaic petroglyphs and cave images with a minimalistic, simple technique. However, unlike archaic images, these works have a lot of cultural layers. They aren't a naive illustration of the world, but an attempt to fit cultural and emotional multi-layered experiences of a contemporary man into simple, laconic signs.

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MURAL FESTIVAL 2020

Tbilisi Mural Fest is an annual festival of street art held in Tbilisi. For the second time now, prominent artists from Berlin and other European cities are transforming Georgia’s capital into a public exhibition space - turning buildings into art objects. A new collaboration with the Kutaisi International University - a massive educational space with many buildings - resulted in a new mural festival in Kutaisi. This year, six murals will be created in Kutaisi. Besik Maziashvili, the founder of the festival is planning to make the festival an annual event.

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OXYGEN 2020 – KNOW THY NEIGHBOR

The exhibition initially conceived as a “No Fair”, a non-commercial exhibition organized in Tbilisi. "Know Thy Neighbor" united more than 20 participants and demonstrated a mix of physical and virtual projects as prompted by the travel restrictions.

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ARTIST IN FOCUS – ELENE AKHVLEDIANI

The artist is regarded as a pioneer of the urban landscape in Georgian modernism. Her paintings are noted for the combination of decorative and painterly treatment - the use of a multitude of concrete details and generalized, almost abstract elements, the impression of depth and two-dimensionality, careful attention to detail, and application of broad, flat brushstrokes.

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IRREAL REALITY

“IRREAL REALITY” was the topic of hand print international festival “LIFE N STYLE” this year. Recently the festival was presented in Zurab Tsereteli Museum of Modern Art. The festival fostered revival of one of the leading branches of contemporary visual art- hand print. Artists from 10 countries took part in the exhibition. The participant countries were as follows: Georgia, the USA, Belarus, Bulgaria, Estonia, Spain, Canada, Russia, France, Armenia.

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ARTIST IN FOCUS – VAKHO BUGHADZE

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. Vakho Bugadze often focuses on depicting the nuances of the bodies of animals and birds, turning their natural shapes into a constant subject of his works.

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GLIMPSE IN GALLERY – MISHA GOGRICHIANI

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. Tbilisi History Museum addressed the issue by hosting Misha Gogrichiani’s exhibition, featuring series of minimalist landscapes that share a common urban concept sign: EXIT.

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Artist in Focus – Karaman Kutateladze

Karaman Kutateladze, the grandson of Kiril Zdanevich and now the director of Art Villa Garikula is one of those few persons who is a bridge between avant-garde and contemporary art. He grew up in Georgia, but in late 80s he lived in Paris and then in the USA.

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GlIMPSE IN GALLERY — TAMAR NADIRADZE

The exhibition “Wherever I go, Water Follows” simultaneously unites the well-known and the distant, the existing and nonexistent, the seen and unachievable, abandoned and imaginary notions and locations that are impregnated in our memories and introduce a post-apocalyptic universe not marked on any map, but familiar to us from our reality or our dreams”.

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ARTIST IN FOCUS — MAIA NAVERIANI

Maia Naveriani is a Georgian artist who began working as a citizen of the Soviet Union and then moved to London. She currently lives and works in Tbilisi. Her works, executed primarily in colored pencil or watercolor on paper, are catalytic — charged with a jolt of life, and composed as if chasing after light.

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ZURA APKHAZI: MAPPING THE COSMOS

Monochrome images of the cosmos are as mysterious as the cosmos itself. His creative mission is hard to convey verbally and the artist himself does not seek theoretical clarity either—to him, all this is the kind of work that may well be considered synonymous with our existence and life at large.

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ARTIST IN FOCUS – LUCA LAZAR

"AT WHAT PRICE?!" Show by Luca Lazar. It all began in Georgia, in the 1980s. Luka Lasareishvili, representing the second most important wave in the history of Georgian abstract art, is now one of the most renowned contemporary Georgian artists residing abroad, known by the name of Luca Lazar.

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ATINATI: GLIMPSE IN GALLERY – ZURA ARABIDZE

“AT WHAT PRICE?!" Zura Arabidze (1980). Series of objects, created with bits and pieces of shattered or damaged mirrors, were meant to convey the human self—its numerous versions, combined as one to form a unified whole—our inimitable personality.⁣⁣

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ARTIST IN FOCUS - KOKA RAMISHVILI

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.

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Artist in Focus - Nino Kipshidze (1958)⁣⁣⁣⁣

Cloth printing and the application of coloured threads, patterns and overlays have become new ways of artistic expression, with textile artworks being increasingly displayed at art exhibitions. ⁣⁣⁣⁣

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Artist in Focus - Tato Akhalkatsishvili (Volume 2)

Solo travelling is a part of Tato’s life and, according to him; it does not happen for inspirational purposes, he travels alone to stay with himself and “listen to silence”.

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David kukhalashvili

David Kukhalashvili’s oeuvre incorporates motifs of Surrealism and Funk art, which the artist synthesizes for the purpose of conveying satirical content. He has authored a variety of critical pieces with dual meaning, which are bound to be stripped of their seemingly benevolent appearance, projected through vibrant colors and sharp silhouettes, as soon as the viewer takes a closer look, only to discover the inherently harsh, disparaging and bitterly critical narrative.

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vakho Bugadze

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. Vakho Bugadze often focuses on depicting the nuances of the bodies of animals and birds, turning their natural shapes into a constant subject of his works.

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ARTIST IN FOCUS – KARLO KACHARAVA

Karlo Kacharava is a significant figure in the 1980 –1990s history of Georgian culture. He was multisided person: painter, poet, essayist and theorist. He left an indelible imprint on development of Georgian art.

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ARTIST IN FOCUS – TATO AKHALKATSISHVILI (Volume 1)

Tato Akhalkatsishvili (born 1979) is one of the most outstanding visual artists of our time. His oeuvre encompasses a variety of genres and media, including painting, installations, objects, collages and video art.

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merab abramishvili

The artist applied The gesso technique, characteristic to frescos of medieval centuries to create easel painting. Ateni Sioni frescos, seen in the expedition, have become his first inspiration. The tradition of eastern miniature and Georgian fresco co-exist in the artist’s works. The generalized world that the artist conveys in his compositions is at the same time remarkably real. Merab Abramishvili is a representative of the generation that said a new, avant-garde word in Georgian painting, in the event of weakening of the Soviet regime, and established itself as the "80s" generation in Georgian art.

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elene akhvlediani

The artist is regarded as a pioneer of the urban landscape in Georgian modernism. Her paintings are noted for the combination of decorative and painterly treatment - the use of a multitude of concrete details and generalized, almost abstract elements, the impression of depth and two-dimensionality, careful attention to detail, and application of broad, flat brushstrokes.

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Mamuka tsetskhladze

“It is a continuous process, creativity is continuous. You might be somewhere, not painting at all, but thinking of a drawing and the way you are painting it. This is a rule I have been following for 40 years” – Mamuka Tsetskhladze. His career dates back to the 1980s and continues to this day. The artist is mainly interested in architectural terrain and landscapes.

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ARTIST IN FOCUS – NIKO PIROSMANI

Niko Pirosmani has remained in art history as the greatest Georgian artist of the modern era. His influence reaches artists worldwide. (In particular Pablo Picasso was intrigued by the work of Pirosmani, appreciating his unique style. ) His art is mostly focused on surrounding people’s lives, nature as well as various animals. With his minimalistic technique he deeply expresses the emotional side of his work as he presents marvelous scenes with real and surreal elements. His unique artwork is inspired by the mix of creative freedom, reality and independence.