The Georgian National Museum Tbilisi History Museum invites you to the exhibition "Here There. Matters of Location, Contemporary Georgian Art". With the participation of Tamuna Chabasvili, Lado Darahkvelidze (DAI, 2010), Mamuka Japaridze, Koka Ramishvili and Sophia Tabatadze.
The Georgian National Museum Tbilisi History Museum in the framework of the project "Contemporary Art Gallery" invites you to the exhibition "Here There. Matters of Location, Contemporary Georgian Art". The opening event will take place on October 15, 2016 at 5 pm.
The project "Contemporary Art Gallery" aims to support the development of the Georgian contemporary art locally and regionally, as well as in the international arena.
This time, the Tbilisi History Museum will host the third international exhibition which is composed of five artists who live and work in Europe and Georgia. The question is: does their location make a difference to the character of their work? Is there specificity in each work determined by where it has been made? Does their place of birth and upbringing determine and shape their work? Or, perhaps place and location simply informs and artists work, as one of many factors influence a person’s life and work.
Materiality is important to each of these five artists in different ways. In this regard location of Georgia is important wherever the work is made. For some it has to do with aspects of the cultural history and traditions in Georgia. This can be seen by the breadth artisanal traditions which remain strong throughout the country. For others, the sense of materiality is tied to installation practices that have been a major part of contemporary art internationally. This materiality allows an artist to combine both an international language of form with the specificity of the local. It is the “Here There” that shapes the character of this exhibition.
The exhibition will last until October 27, 2016.
Address: Ioseb Grishashvili Tbilisi History Museum (Karvasla), 8 Grishashvili Str. Tbilisi, Georgia.