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Levan mosiashvili - ,,way to the freedom'

06.04.2019 - 30.06.2019

Georgian National Museum presents Levan Mosiashvili’s exhibition – “Way to the Freedom" at Sighnaghi Museum.
Levan Mosiashvili graduated from the Georgian Agricultural University, where he majored in Forestry. At the same time, he studied theatre direction. He was awarded a Candidate of Biological Sciences degree. It is already 20 years since painting has become his only profession even though Levan Mosiashvili has no academic art education. The artist feels a special affinity with all colors; he widely expresses himself and confesses his passion for mountains.
Levan Mosiashvili’s work can be divided into four distinct periods. The land of his ancestors, Kakheti became his first source of inspiration, and the daily life, joys and sorrows of Kakhetian peasants were the main topics of the period. The second period of his creativity is entirely dedicated to Tbilisi.
Levan Mosiashvili's life and work continued in France after the Georgian period, which changed the color and style of the caused his interest in cubism. For the last two years, he has been interested in “philosophical abstraction”, as he himself calls it. He considers it to be the pinnacle of his freedom of expression.
Levan Mosiashvili won many international competitions. His solo exhibitions were held in Lyon, Paris, Nice, Toulouse, Pérouges, Tournefeuille and Le Verdier. Levan Mosiashvili’s works are held in both private collections and art galleries all over the world: Georgia, France, Russia, USA, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Uruguay, Venezuela, Japan and etc.
The exhibition is being organized by the Georgian National Museum and French-Georgian Culture Association "La Georgie au center" with the support of Sighnaghi City Hall.

Venue: Sighnaghi Museum, 8, Shota Rustaveli Blind-alley, Sighnaghi, Georgia
*Attendance at the opening of the exhibition is free of charge.
◆ Working Hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 10 am - 5:30 pm
Entrance Fees:
Adults - 5 GEL
Students - 1 GEL
School Children - 0,5 GEL
Friends of Museum - Free
Children under 6 - free
*You can also buy tickets online:
Free to: ICOM members, Friends of Museum, "Culture Card" owners, museum employees, people with limited abilities, internally displaced persons (IDPs) and socially unprotected persons.
Note: visitors receiving special benefits or free admission privileges should present relevant documents

Niko Pirosmanishvili`s Artworks at Art Museum of Estonia

23.03.2019 - 11.08.2019

After visiting the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen museum in Dusseldorf (K20-Kunstsammlung NRW), artworks of Niko Pirosmanishvili will be showcased at the Art Museum of Estonia (Mikkel Museum) under the name - Pirosmani: The World of a Lonely Genius.
Niko Pirosmanishvili's diptych "Ortachala Beauty" and "Still Life (Dosha)" from Georgian National Museum collections will be displayed at Mikkel Museum; also two artworks of the painter – "Feast of the Molokans" and "Fruit Tavern" will be exhibited at the Art Museum of Estonia from the Niko Pirosmanishvili State Museum (village Mirzaani) of the National Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation Georgia;
The exhibition is supported by the National Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation Georgia, Niko Pirosmanishvili State Museum (village Mirzaani), Georgian National Museum, Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia and Georgian embassy in Estonia.
Exhibition length: March 23 – August 11, 2019

Esoteric De Chirico.Traveler between two worlds

Date: 27 March 2019 – 27 May 2019

Georgian National Museum and Italian embassy in Georgia this time presents the founder of the Metaphysical painting – Giorgio de Chirico (1888-1978) at Dimitri Shevardnadze National Gallery from March 27.
De Chirico's metaphysical painting is considered as one of the greatest backgrounds of the surrealist movement. The structure of cities, the architecture of houses, squares, gardens, public walks, gateways, railway stations are expressed with the bright light, sharp shades, clear colors and feels like, he establishes the ideal of eternal forms. Artist's works often display the motifs of antique and renaissance.
Italian artist uses the principles of esotericism in his artworks and cannot resist the enigmatic content – he handled to add the secret meaning to the lifeless things, which is evident in his first metaphysical work "The Enigma of an Autumn Afternoon".
The exhibition “Esoteric De Chirico. Traveler between Two Worlds” will showcase fifteen artworks of Giorgio de Chirico between the following time period: 1920-1970. The exposition clearly represents that artist’s even the most “natural” artwork indicates to the surrealist world.
Italian Embassy in Georgia is the coordinator of Italian exhibitions in Georgia.
Displayed artworks
Exhibition duration: March 27 - May 27, 2019
Venue: Dimitri Shevardnadze National Gallery, Shota Rustaveli Ave. 11, Tbilisi, Georgia.

Exhibition "Cryptogram" by Tutu Kiladze

09 March 2019 - 12 April 2019

Georgian National Museum presents the retrospective exhibition "Cryptogram" by Tutu Kiladze at GNM, Tbilisi History Museum.
The exhibition showcases artworks with abstract forms, installations and collage techniques. This is the story, that tells authors internal and existential searches, which is shown publicly, but look like a pictogram.
The exhibition is divided into several parts - visitors will have an opportunity to look at the creative dynamics of the artist, and get acquainted with the artist's workshop and her personal space.
Artist's works are kept in private collections in Georgia and the United States.
Exhibition Opening: March 9 | 16:00
Exhibition duration: March 9 - April 12, 2019
Address: Ioseb Grishashvili Tbilisi History Museum (Karvasla), 8, Sioni Str. Tbilisi, Georgia

Artworks of Niko Pirosmanishvili at the “Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen”

10.11.2018 - 10.03.2019

The Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen museum in Dusseldorf, Germany hosts five artworks of Niko Pirosmanishvili.
The artists'works are presented as a part of the museum's Modernist exhibition "Museum Global - Microhistories of an Ex-centric Modernism".
The Kunstsammlung NRW displays two works from the collection of the Niko Pirosmanishvili State Museum (village Mirzaani) of the National Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation Georgia - "Feast of the Molokans" and "Fruit Tavern". Additionally, from Georgian National Museum collections are exhibited Niko Pirosmanishvili's diptych "Ortachala Beauty" and "Still Life (Dosha)".
The Kunstsammlung NRW's exhibition comprises of works from the years 1910-1960. Displayed along with Niko Pirosmanishvili's are works by Picasso, Leger, Modigliani, Kandinsky, Chagall and others. The visitor will be acquainted with the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen in Düsseldorf, as well as the Museum's various exhibits from nine countries around the world.
Furthermore, the exhibition features Art Film "Pirosmani" by Giorgi Shengelaia's directed in 1969.
The exhibition is supported by the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia.


02.03.2019 – 01.06.2020

From March 2, Niko Pirosmanashvili's masterpieces from Georgian National Museum collection will be displayed at Vincent Van Gogh Foundation in Arles.
Visitors will have a chance to get acquainted with 29 works of Niko Pirosmani including "A Woman with Mug", "Margarita", "Giraffe" and others from the collection of GNM Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts.Vincent Van Gogh's paintings such as: "L'Arlésienne (Madame Ginoux)", "The Woodcutter (after Millet)", "Flying fox", "Shoes", "Path in Montmartre", "Sower with Setting Sun" performed during the 1884-1889 years are from the collections of Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam; Galleria nazionale d'Arte moderna e contemporanea, Rome and Foundation E.G Bührle Collection, Zürich.
The exhibition also features Ilia Zdanevich's handmade book, from Zdanevich foundation of Paris, titled "Pirosmaniashvili 1914". The book includes Pablo Picasso's engraving "Portrait of Pirosmani". The exposition covers works of the best contemporary artists of our time, inspired by the painter's masterpieces; among them is specially designed "Table of Pirosmani" dedicated to the memory of Pirosmaniashvili by famous Japanese architect Tadao Ando. Arles museum will also display artworks of Christina Forrer, Adrian Ghenie, Raphaela Vogel, Shirana Shahbazi, Yoshitomo Nara, Andro Wekua and Georg Baselitz.

Red Terror and Georgian Artists

Date: 11 Dec. 2018 – 01 March 2019

Georgian National Museum presents the exhibition "Red Terror and Georgian Artists" at GNM, Simon Janashia Museum of Georgia.
The exhibition "Red Terror and Georgian Artists" represents the creativity of repressed artists and the general atmosphere of 30-40's Georgian art.

The Exhibition will showcase artworks by Dimitri Shevardnadze, Petre Otskheli, Henryk Hryniewski, Richard Sommer, Kiril Zdanevich, Vasily Shukhaev, Elene Akhvlediani, Lado Gudiashvili, David Kakabadze, Ucha Japharidze, Aleksandre Bajbeuk-Melikov, Korneli Sanadze and more. It's noteworthy that Vakhtang Kotetishvili's sculptures will be exhibited for the first time. The exposition will also showcase documentary footages depicting 20-30's repressions.

Address: S. Janashia Museum of Georgia, 3 Shota Rustaveli Ave. Tbilisi, Georgia.

LEONARDO/high definition and full-scale paintings/

27 .02. 2019 – 29.03. 2019

Georgian National Museum joins the cycle of events dedicated to 500 years anniversary after death of Leonardo Da Vinci and invites visitors to the educational-multimedia project "Leonardo - Opera Omnia", where the digital reproductions of Leonardo's artworks will be exposed.
Visitors will have an opportunity to get acquainted by high-definition and full-scale digital reproductions of Leonardo da Vinci's 17 artworks together in one exhibition space at Simon Janashia Museum of Georgia.
Tbilisi will be the first place abroad after Italy to be presenting the following exposition, and then the project continues to travel in different countries of the world. Exhibition of Leonardo is designed and implemented by Rai.Com and represents the analog of Caravaggio's educational-multimedia project held at GNM, National Gallery in 2017. With help of the modern technologies, Opera Omnia (Incredible Exhibition) connects art and technology to the past and future.
Italian Embassy in Georgia is the coordinator of Italian exhibitions in Georgia. Above mentioned exhibition cycle is the result of close cooperation between different institutions of two countries: from the Italian side - the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation; from Georgia - Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia, Tbilisi City Hall and Georgian National Museum.
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On the basis of preliminary registration, attendance for school groups will be free.

The Albertina Museum Hosts The Exhibition Of Niko Pirosmanashvili

26.10.2018 – 27.01.2019

The exhibition will feature 29 paintings from the collection of Georgian National Museum Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts. The handbook (Paris, 1972) titled "Pirosmaniashvili 1914" made by Ilia Zdanevich will be presented as well. The book contains the engraving portrait of Pirosmani by Pablo Picasso.
Within the framework of the project, the specially designed table dedicated to the memory of Pirosmaniashvili will be exposed for the first time. This table was created by famous Japanese architect Tadao Ando in a memory of 100 years after Pirosmanashvili's death.
It is noteworthy that within the exhibition, contemporary art space of Albertina Museum features homage works that are inspired with Pirosmani’s paintings and created by modern artists such as Adrian Ghenie, Georg Baselitz, Yoshimoto Nara and Andro Vekua.
The main objective of the exhibition is to introduce the artist's works and Georgian cultural heritage to the wide audience.

Grand masters from the georgian national museum collection XIX-XX Century

26.02.2019 - 29.02.2020

Dimitri Shevardnadze National Gallery presents the exhibition "Grand Masters from the Georgian National Museum Collection XIX – XX Century".
The exhibition showcases Georgian fine art of the 2nd half of 19th and the 1st half of 20th centuries. Artworks are preserved at Dimitri Shevardnadze National Gallery, Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts and Tbilisi History museums.
During the exhibition, visitors will have a chance to get acquainted with the cultural heritage of artists who built the XX century's fine art basement in Georgia. The following painters are Gigo Gabashvili, Mose Toidze, Valerian Sidamon-Eristavi, Alexander Tsimakuridze, Aleksandre Bazbeuk-Melikov, Dimitri Shevardnadze, Sergo Kobuladze, Irina Shtenberg, Mikheil Bilanishvili, Felix Varlamishvili and Tamar Abakelia.
Spectrum variety of XIX-XX fine arts makes obvious the diversity of Georgian artistic school, its correlation with European modern painting and at the same time strong national expression.
Above mentioned exhibition with other current expositions ("Permanent Exhibition at the National Gallery", "Masters of Georgian Art") gives the general overview to perceive the development of Georgian painting.
Address: Dimitri Shevardnadze National Gallery, 11 Shota Rustaveli Avenue.

the exhibition Evolution & Decadence


Georgian National Museum presents the exhibition Evolution & Decadence by Sandro Dalakishvili and Nina Pery at Tbilisi History Museum.
Multimedia exhibition Evolution & Decadence unites a sculptural installation, drawings, and graphical works. Shared worldview led the artists to focus on one of the most urgent topics of our time and discusses the problems of civilization and existential values of a modern human.

Nina Pery and Sandro Dalakishvili arrived in Georgia a couple of years ago. Their creative career started back in the 1990s after signing a contract with a gallery in Paris. It appeared that the following exhibition gave birth to artists future success.

Project consultant: Khatuna Khabuliani

Venue: Ioseb Grishashvili Tbilisi History Museum (Karvasla) 8, Sioni Str. Tbilisi, Georgia

Tato Akhalkatsishvili / The Velvet Sun

Open Call for artists - The New Dictionary of Old Ideas

The New Dictionary of Old Ideas
Project organized by MeetFactory Prague in cooperation with The State Silk Museum in Tbilisi, Trafostacja Sztuki in Szczecinie, hablarenarte in Madrid.
The project is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
The leading theme of our project is Central Europe – a formation between East and West which in the course of centuries has changed its geographic as well as political dimensions many times. We want to respond to the current cultural and political situation – with the rise of nationalistic politics, populism, Euro-skepticism and anti-immigration attitudes in the Central Europe. This tendency can be observed not just locally but in the whole Europe. To go against it we proposed a tool to provide a better understanding of regional specifics – The New Dictionary of Old Ideas.

Open Call for artists
Artists based in Georgia are invited to apply for participation
We are looking for artists who are willing to work in the international context and with a capacity to carry out the idea of the exhibition that deals with Central European specifics.
It is necessary that she/he would be interested in working with politics and contemporary topics with a new and challenging approach.
Since the project is narrowed to regional identity issues we are seeking for someone who would be able to develop it into a more universal/general level that could be understandable also outside of Central Europe.
Interested applicants must send following information in English:
1) CV (max 2 pages) and motivation letter (max 1800 characters with spaces) in one PDF file
2)Portfolio in one PDF file
Please send both files to
Application deadline: January 31, 2019 / 18:00 GMT

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Solo exhibition by Felix Varlamishvili

Georgian National Museum presents Felix Varlamishvili (Varla) solo exhibition at the D. Shevardnadze National Gallery.
The wide audience will see more than 60 artworks of the author from Georgian National Museum and private collections for the first time.
Felix Varlamishvili (Varla) is a Georgian artist who immigrated to France in the 1920s. He was born in Kutaisi in 1903; graduated from the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts he moved to France in 1928. Throughout his whole life, he was actively participating in exhibitions and salons as in France, as well as in many other countries - Argentina, Belgium, Japan, USA and Iran. Felix Varlamishvili (Varla) died in 1986 in Paris. His resting place is at the Georgian cemetery in Leuville.

The presentation of Varla's album and the exhibition will be held on January 23, 2019 at 5 pm.
Address: Dimitri Shevardnadze National Gallery, 11, Rustaveli Ave. Tbilisi, Georgia.

Organizer of the event: Chardin Art Gallery and Georgian National Museum

Lia Bagrationi - "A Mad Tea-Party"

29.11.2018 Georgian National Museum in the framework of the Project “Contemporary Art Gallery” presents the solo exhibition of Lia Bagrationi “A Mad Tea-Party” at Tbilisi History Museum.
Lia Bagrationi's personal exhibition "A Mad Tea Party" is the exposition created by the artist's recent works in all three halls of the Tbilisi History Museum. The Exhibition represents completely new projects as well as older ones with more or less visual transformations.
Address: Ioseb Grishashvili Tbilisi History Museum (Karvasla) Sioni Str. 8, Tbilisi, Georgia

Ushangi Khumarashvili - "Ushangi Khuma 70"


Georgian National Museum presents the anniversary exhibition of Georgian artist Ushangi Khumarashvili at GNM, Dimitri Shevardnadze National Gallery.

Ushangi Khumarashvili's personal exhibition combines his earliest and latest works. With his retrospective exposition the artist desires to overcome new challenges and critique.
Address: Dimitri Shevardnadze National Gallery, 11, Sh. Rustaveli Ave. Tbilisi, Georgia

Masters of Georgian Art

Georgian National Museum at Dimitri Shevardnadze National Gallery presents the exhibition "Masters of Georgian Art".
Displayed paintings of Kirill Zdanevich, Shalva Kikodze, Ketevan Magalashvili and Elene Akhvlediani together with Lado Gudiashvili's and David Kakabadze's artworks, shows a comprehensive picture of diversity and aesthetics of Georgian Art.

Artists Union of Georgia