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Georgia - Frankfurt

10/16/2018
At the 2018 Frankfurt Book Fair, 7 events were held within the framework of the programme of Georgia as a guest of honor, with the support of Creative Georgia, in partnership with National Centre of Georgian  Book and under with the backing of Georgian Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport:





- Bouillon by Bouillon;

- opotio n. - Thea Djordjadze's solo show;

- DESCRIPTIONS

- Lara protects me. A Georgian Story

- PICTURE LANGUAGES. PHOTOGRAPHIC ART FROM GEORGIA;

- Hybrid Tbilisi

- AndroWekua Works Screening

 


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Bouillon by Bouillon
 
The collective group, made up of Natalia Vatsadze, Teimuraz Kartlelishvili, Vladimer Khartishvili, Konstantine Kitiashvili, Ekaterina Ketsbaia and Zurab Kikvadze, was founded in 2008. In their performances, most of which are carried out in the public sphere, the bouillon group artists reference the multilayered Georgian culture, as well as scrutinize and critically analyze the reality of life in post-soviet Georgia.

In the context of the exhibition bouillon group performed their social aerobics trilogy.
Social aerobics performances are:

13.09.2018 – “Religious aerobics”

14.09.2018 – “Protest”

11.10.2018 – “The strategies for the weightlifters” + artist talk


Boullion on the Basis's social page

Bouillon on social page

Bouillon on German media

Bouillon on the webpage of the Basis

Bouillon on our wepage


 


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opotio n. - Thea Djordjadze's solo show


With the solo exhibition of Tea Jorjadze, Portikus is able to work with the most profiled Georgian artists. The sculptures of Tea Jorjadze are rather interventions within the architecture of the space of the exhibition, than fixed sculptures in time and space. Therefore, the exhibition at Portikus will be connected to the specific architecture and it’s surrounding and create a dialogue between the works and their location.

Exhibition on Portikus's social media

Exhibition on Portikus's social media 2

Information about the exhibition on Georgian media

Information about the exhibition on German media

Information about the exhibition on the webpage of the Portikus

Information about the exhibition on our webpage


 


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DESCRIPTIONS


DESCRIPTIONS was part of the 2018 Frankfurt Book Fair’s cultural program featuring Georgia as its guest of honor. Organized by the Georgian Video Art Archive (Video.Image) and hosted by AF, the show explored themes of independence and dependence – essential aspects to consider when discussing cultural undercurrents in Georgia. In this environment shaped by political and social turbulence, various cultural expressions and artistic approaches have emerged – one of which is moving image.

The medium in its broader understanding presented in the exhibition – including cinema, various forms of documentary, fictional footage and video – provides a broad and all-engrossing overview of the development of Georgian socio-cultural discourses. The selected works illustrate diverse time periods and discourses and how they have been approached by Georgian artists, often accompanied by a metareflection and contextualization of the medium itself.

Presented video works

Information about the Exhibition on German media

Information about the Exhibition on the webpage of the AF

Information about the Exhibition on our webpage


 


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Lara protects me. A Georgian Story


In the exhibition Lara protects me, video works, photographs, drawings and design objects tell the stories of various convergences. An enigmatic message the show’s curator Mahret Kupka found on her journey through Georgia became the point of departure for a quest. Who is the mysterious Lara who wrote the message? What can contemporary creative artists tell us about her? Georgian artists, designers, curators and writers respond and invite us to explore their country.

Information about the exhibition on Georgian media

Information about the exhibition on German media

Information about the exhibition on German media 2

Podcast about the exhibition


Additional information on social media

Information about the exhibition on the webpage of the museum angewandte kunst

Information about the exhibition on our webpage


 


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PICTURE LANGUAGES. PHOTOGRAPHIC ART FROM GEORGIA


Developments and current trends in Georgia’s photography are the focus of “PICTURE LANGUAGES. PHOTOGRAPHIC ART FROM GEORGIA”. The works of important photographic voices are presented: Photojournalistic images of the struggle for independence, forms of portraiture, studies of tradition and symbolic places as well as the experimental handling of the medium of photography can be seen. The exhibition imparts diverse impressions from the history and modern daily life in Georgia – and it introduces artistic positions of its relatively unknown photography scene.

Information about the exhibition on German media

Information about the exhibition on the webpage of the FFF

Information about the exhibition on our webpage


 


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Hybrid Tbilisi


To celebrate Georgia as Guest of Honour of the Frankfurt Book Fair 2018 the DAM wanders through the Caucasian metropolis Tiflis. With the curator Irina Kurtishvili and other Georgian creatives, the layers of this contradictory metropolis are illuminated in a state of transformation that oscillates both geographically and spiritually between Europe, Russia, Turkey and the Arab states — between the Orient and the Occident. The city draws attention with its spatial overgrowth and its wild nightlife. Spectacular new buildings contrast late-Soviet form experiments, such as the Ministry of Road Construction, the icon of Soviet brutalism. Almost forgotten, palaces, administrations and museums of European architects from the beginning of the 20th century decay. Beside them, entire streets are reconstructed. A large demolition site of the Old, a factory of the New, an emerging, chaotic and fascinating city in search of itself.

Information about the exhibition

Information about the exhibition on German media

Information about the exhibition on the webpage of the DAM

Information about the exhibition on our webpage


 


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Andro Wekua's Works Screening


The Museum for Modern Art (MMK) hosted the German premiere of the new film installation “All is Fair in dreams and War” (2018) by Andro Wekua, one of the most popular Georgian contemporary artists. The presentation was accompanied with literature intervention by Georgian poet Rati Amaglobeli.

Information about the exhibition on German media

Information about the exhibition on our webpage


 


2018 Frankfurt Book Fair Programme