ENJOY TRANSCENDENCE is a collaboration between PROJECT FUNGUS and Ria Keburia Foundation In a consumer society, myth is always presented as an explicator and definer, producing value systems and the structure of reality. Simultaneously, it appoints ritual as a habit, behaviour, and example to determine human experience, where repetitive actions create antistructure. Artists critically gaze at western traditions of heteronormativity, capitalism, rationalism, and science and try to rethink values created by these discourses. Myth and ritual in a modern consumer society, was the theme of the work of eight artists: Mariko Chanturia Nini Goderidze David Apakidze Hitori Ni Xosilita George Kartozia K.O.I Tina Sharashenidze
Tamaz Nutsubidze (1940-2002) worked on the artistic decoration of tapestry and textile. Nutsubidze suggests tapestry as essentially a flat form of painting, appreciating the duality of the medium in its practical and ideological sense, allowing his works to go beyond decorative and the context in which they were produced. Having a Baltic influence, Nutsubidze rejects the realistic dimensional technique, distancing himself from the figuration and Soviet craze of depicting perspective, not forcing painting techniques on a Gobelin. LC Queisser, in collaboration with Nectar gallery, hosted the exhibition of Tamaz Nutsubidze. Presented the re-completed series of decorative textile and tapestry work alongside rich archive material. Music by Erekle Getsadze
Petre Otskheli (1907 - 1937) played a pivotal role in the development of Georgian scenography in the 20th century, and continues to influence it in the 21st. Otskheli’s unlimited artistic possibilities are equally demonstrated in his images of treacherous, sage and noble characters. Music by Gia Kancheli and Erekle Getsadze
GONIO FORTRESS stands on flatlands near the sea coast, and during the Roman period it was directly linked to a harbour in order to secure safe navigation. Exact date of its foundation is unknown, but it is believed to have been built in the first century AD, and restored in the fourth and sixth centuries. According to Georgian Orthodox Church tradition, the tomb of St Matthias (the apostle chosen to replace Judas Iscariot) is located in Gonio. Music by Erekle Getsadze
Exhibition titled - “The Yellow Box” presented by artistic group On/OFF. The name refers to the yellow ochre colored container of MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company. It was MSC’s yellow container that became a source of inspiration for the Group On/Off. The Group was established in 2017 in Georgia's film studio’s workshops and later on, moved to Dédicace Gallery. The group includes the following artists: Archibald Kordzaia, Gega Kutatelii, Giorgi Otiashvili, David Kukhalashvili, and Tamar Khmiadashvili Part of "the Yellow Box" is a display of installations by Zurab Sheqelashvili and Tornike Chapodze, which is represented as a container-shaped object. “The Yellow Box” showcases the paintings, graphics, and installation with different contextual representations. Exhibition was hosted by ATINATI’S Cultural Center.
Learn more about the rich history behind the Marjanishvili Theatre building. Presented by David Khoshtaria / Architectural historian Music by Erekle Getsadze
Discover the BOLNISI MUSEUM, where you can view exhibitions that reveal the nature of the region, the history of the first hominin, and the emergence of agriculture. Here you can also see the evolution of ancient metallurgy and Bronze Age cultures, early Christian architecture, examples of old Georgian inscriptions, and stone and clay artifacts from the medieval era.
Levan Tsutskiridze (1926 - 2021) was a Georgian monumentalist artist, illustrator, and painter of frescoes in the Sioni Cathedral, Tbilisi. Tsutskiridze was the author of illustrations of more than thirty books including The Knight in the Panther's Skin, published in Berlin, Moscow, Yerevan and Japan. Levan Tsutskiridze’s artworks currently held and exhibited at the Georgian Museum of Fine Arts.
"Top Girls" is a 1980s Royal Court Theatre production, which is being staged for the first time in Georgia. Playwright Caryl Churchill portrayed the lifestyles and choices of a group of women. The play shows the different social and cultural perspectives and faces of successful women in the 80s.
Niniko Morbedaze (1957) - Graphic artist, film production designer. Niniko Morbedadze’s works successfully sold at Phillips contemporary art auction in 2020-2021 years. Her work rests heavily on the notion that what transpires in our subconscious and conscious minds can never be fully or accurately expressed. Music by Erekle Getsadze
Georgi (Gogi) Alexi-Meskhishvili (1941) beginning from 1971, 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. In 1975 he was elected as head designer of the Shota Rustaveli Drama Theatre, where he designed the sets for approximately 40 performances. Gogi Alexi-Meskhishvili has created costumes and set designs for many leading theaters in the world.
Nikoloz Rachveli and Georgian Philharmonic Orchestra presents a new generation of stars - Sandro Gegechkori and Lizi Ramishvili at The Georgian National Opera and Ballet Theatre.
Djansug Kakhidze Tbilisi Center for Music and Culture will be presenting “Requiem” by renowned Georgian composer and conductor Vakhtang Kakhidze. The work is dedicated to the memory of his parents.
The Nekresi monastery located in the eastern Georgian region of Kakheti, founded in the 6th century.
DALOOD was originally founded in 2002 and was reestablished in 2015 by Maka Kvitsiani , who gradually took over the reigns of the company as a creative director.