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Solo exhibition of Lasha Arsenadze

04.12.2018
IART GALLERY cordially invites you to Lasha Arsenidze's personal exhibition: "Hello Mr. Pollack"Address: D. Uznadze N13

Ushangi Khumarashvili - "Ushangi Khuma 70"

04.12.2018

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


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

Solo exhibition of Aleksandre Vashakmadze

17.11.2018
Baia gallery offers solo exhibition of Aleksandre Vashakmadze
Address : Ingorokva St. 19a

Invalid Memorabilia

16.11.2018

Experimental exhibition “Invalid Memorabilia” is a collaborative project of the curatorial group ALGORITHM F5, between three museums and contemporary artists (Thea Gvetadze, Nino Sakandelidze, Nino Kvrivishvili, Temo Javakhi).
Invited artists: Thea Gvetadze, Nino Sakandelidze, Nino Kvrivishvili, Temo Javakhi
Head of the project / curator: Mariam Shergelashvili
Organizational team members, researchers/curators: Konstantine Bolkvadze, Elisabed Rekhviashvili
Partner Museums: G. Leonidze State Museum of Georgian Literature, Georgian State Museum of Folk and Applied Arts, The State Silk Museum.
Project is realized in the framework of experimental projects development grant by the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia.

Anton Balanchivadze "GARDENS"

14.10.2018
Baia gallery offers an exhibition “Gardens” of Anton Balanchivadze
Address
Tbilisi, Ingorokva St. 19a

Artisterium, Tbilisi 11th International Contemporary Art Exhibition and Art Events

Artisterium, Tbilisi 11th International Contemporary Art Exhibition and Art Events.
9-19 November, 2018

November 9, Friday
Georgian National Museum, Tbilisi History Museum (Karvasla), 8 Sioni Str, Tbilisi.
18:30 – opening of the Artisterium 11/2018.
Exhibitions:
"Artisterium As It Is”

More here: https://www.facebook.com/events/546077509195551/

Temo Javakhi solo exhibition

06.11.2018
Gallery “Vanda" presents Solo Show of very interesting conceptual artist – Temo Javakhi.
There will be exhibited over thirty artworks, that are made with various techniques and media like cement, acrylic paint, oil paint, canvas, wood, plywood, iron and etc.

Solo exhibition of Nino Makharadze

02.11.2018
Baia Gallery offers a solo exhibition of Nino Makharadze
Address

Tbilisi, Ingorokva St. 19a

Janri Lolashvili solo exhibition

Silk Factory Studio
Janri Lolashvili, personal exhibitiom
Exhibition: 1-15 november
Address: M.Kostava St.59

Beso Uznadze "Inside out"

30.10.2018
Project ArtBeat is pleased to present first solo exhibition of recent large-scale abstract paintings by Beso Uznadze.

Address: 14 P. Ingorokva str., Tbilisi, Georgia.

Frida and Diego

30.10.2018-01.11.2018
From October 30, considering the great interest of the public, Georgian National Museum, The Embassy of the United Mexican States in Georgia and The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, present the photo exhibition of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Tbilisi as well.
Simon Janashia Museum of Georgia together with the photo exhibition will feature the installation "Dream in the Garden" that is dedicated to Frida Kahlo and is created by Georgian artists Irma Sharikadze.
The exhibition "Diego and Frida. A Smile in the middle of the way" depicting the personal life of this well-known couple of the 20th century, for the first time was presented in 2002 at Diego Rivera and the Frieda Kallo House-Studio Museum. After that, the exhibition travels to different countries
Address
Tbilisi, Simon Janashia Museum of Georgia, 3, Sh. Rustaveli Ave. Tbilisi, Georgia

Solo exhibition of Ramaz Chantladze

29.10.2018
Baia gallery and Bene exclusive offers a solo exhibition of Ramaz Chantladze
Address: Tbilisi, Ingorokva St. 19a

Solo exhibition of Goga Kurtskalia

25.10.2018
IArt Gallery invites you to Goga Kurtskhalia's first personal exhibition.
Of his profession, Goga Kurtskhalia is the architect , he is the author of various projects and is a laureate of Tbilisi architectural Biennale.

Address: D. Uznadze N13

The exhibition “Gathering”

Georgian National Museum in the framework of the project "Contemporary Art Gallery", presents the exhibition "Gathering" at the Tbilisi History Museum (Karvasla).
The exhibition presents the part of the project "From local to global" and shows the works created during the two-week workshop by the British and Georgian artist. "Gathering" means a group of people who get together and the act of collecting, searching and assembling.
The exhibition showcases works of six artists from Britain and six artists from Georgia: Alice Forward, Bruce Allan, David Gooding, Martyn Grimmer, Novvy Allan, Sue Chudley, Kote Sulaberidze, Nino Chilashvili, Misha Gogritchiani, Ana Dziapshipa, Levan Choghoshvili and Kote Jincharadze.
Opening: October 18, 2018 6 pm
Duration: October 18 - November 2
Address: GNM, Ioseb Grishashvili Tbilisi History Museum (Karvasla), 8 Sioni Str.

Solo exhibition of Davit Khidasheli

16.10.2018
IArt Gallery is pleased to invite your on David Khidasheli's personal Exhibition.
The exhibition will present his recent art-work.
address: N13. D.Uznadze str.

Maia Sakvarelidze - Solo exhibition

On 16th of October, Gallery “Vanda" presented new exhibition – Maia Sakvarelidze’s Solo Show.
Despite of that there are only seventeen artworks presented at this exhibition, colorfullness and multitude of unusual details make it very interesting for the visitors to explore each painting – not just see them, but also feel the Art.
Exhibition will last till October 31th.

Tbilisi Biennale of Stage Design – Second Edition

On 11-18 October 2018, the Second Edition of Tbilisi Biennale of Stage Design will be held at Tbilisi History Museum. Biennale is organized by Valerian Gunia Union of Young Theatre Artists - the OISTAT National Centre of Georgia.
Georgia will host young scenographers and artists from Canada, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Russia and Hungary. The Biennale consists of two main parts: International Exhibition and Masters' Lab.
Two Georgian expositions will be displayed at the International Exhibition - a Youth Pavilion and Gogi Meskhishvili's School of Design.
Opening: October 11, 17:00-20:00
Address: Ioseb Grishashvili Tbilisi History Museum (Karvasla), 8, Sioni Str.

Masters of Georgian art

Georgian National Museum at Dimitri Shevardnadze National Gallery presents the exhibition "Masters of Georgian Art".
The visitors will get acquainted with the artworks of professional painters from the beginning of 20th century that clearly shows the desire of solving problems of modern 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.
Exhibition duration: October 10, 2018 - October 5, 2019
Address: D. Shevardnadze National Gallery, 11, Sh. Rustaveli Ave. Tbilisi, Georgia

Renewed exsposition of Niko Pirosmanashvili’s arworks

From October 9, Georgian National Museum Dimitri Shevardnadze National Gallery presents the renewed exposition of Niko Pirosmanashvili's artworks.
Visitors will have the possibility to see artworks preserved at GNM, Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts, that have not been exhibited for a long time. Among them are: "Giorgoba in Bolnisi", "Krtsanisi", "White bear with her cubs", "Peasant woman with children", "Feast of five noblemen" "Porter with a wineskin", "Porter with a barrel", "White wine cellar" and etc.
The National Gallery also displays a very important painting "Wedding in Kakheti" - with this painting starts the history of collecting the biggest museum collection of Niko Pirosmanashvili's paintings.
Address: Dimitri Shevardnadze National Gallery, 11, Sh. Rustaveli Ave. Tbilisi, Georgia

Solo exhibition of Ketevan Kalandadze

06.10.2018-07.10.2018
Baia Gallery offers an exhibition of Ketevan Kalandadze
Exhibition is dedicated of Anano Buadze and Sandro Qoiava
Address
Tbilisi; Ingorokva St. 19a

Resolution of silence - Abkhazia

The artist expresses nostalgia, silence, and loneliness settled there from a different and very emotional point of view. He is struck by abandoned and destroyed castles, sanatoriums, houses, and gardens. His eye is looking for humans, but can't find one.
The project is supported by the Georgian National Museum, The Embassy of France in Georgia, The Government of the A/R of Abkhazia and Tbilisi City Hall.
Opening: September 27 at 6 pm.
Duration: September 27 - October 7, 2018.
Address: Simon Janashia Museum of Georgia, 3 Rustaveli Avenue, Tbilisi, Georgia.

ALIM RIJINASHVILI – MEETING / RANDEZ-VOUS

On 25th of september a memorial exhibition of Artist Alim Rijinashvili – “Meeting/Rendez-Vous” was held in Art gallery VANDA.
At the exhibition “Meeting” visitors were able to view a small portion of his creative endeavors – graphic works, paintings and objects.
Exhibition lasted till October 12th.

Liziko Zautashvili – “Every Relation has its own Ideology”

Georgian National Museum hosts the exhibition "Every Relation has its own Ideology" by Iliko Zautashvili at Tbilisi History Museum in the frames of "Contemporary Art Gallery".
Exhibition opening: September 22, 6 pm
Address: Ioseb Grishashvili Tbilisi History Museum (Karvasla) Sioni Str. 8

Unity in Diversity. Bristol & Tbilisi 1988-2018

Georgian National Museum presents the exhibition "Unity in Diversity. Bristol & Tbilisi: 1988 -2018" in Tbilisi History Museum. The exhibition is dedicated to the 30th Anniversary of twinning and friendship of Bristol (United Kingdom) and Tbilisi.
The exhibition will showcase the development of the cultural, educational and civic relationship between the two cities from the beginning to the present day.
The exhibition will bring together Georgian and British artists, who participated in different art exhibitions and festivals in Tbilisi and Bristol during 30 years, as well as other internationally recognized artists and emerging talent from both cities. Among artists are: Martyn Grimmer, Jemal Gugunava, Megan Hoyle, Benjamin Jones, Mariele Neudecker, Maggie Royle, Thea Gvetadze, Mamuka Japaridze, Maia Naveriani, Koka Ramishvili, Guram Tsibakhashvili, Iliko Zautashvili, Lali Ayers, Andrew Burns Colwill, Martin Edwards, Mark Haywand, Bacha Khoperia (Dr. Love), Rosie McLay, Yuri Mechitov, Oto Tsagareishvili, Tamuna Tsakhnakia (Tamoonz).
The idea behind this exhibition is to celebrate friendship, international connection, cultural diversity, self-expression, innovation and traditions by invoking the concept of "unity without uniformity and diversity without fragmentation". The exhibition explores ways to unlock the potential in the combination of very heterogeneous artworks composed from different media and materials, including photographs, video installation, sculptures and painting, and aims to find new insights by bringing the diverse work of disparate artists together showing how we are similar rather than how we are different.
Exhibition curator: Nina Bendukidze.
The exhibition is organized by the Georgian National Museum and The Bristol-Tbilisi Association and is supported by TBC Bank.
Exhibition opening: September 19, 6 pm
Address: Ioseb Grishashvili Tbilisi History Museum (Karvasla) Sioni Str. 8

Solo exhibition of Ketevan Mikeladzer

18.09.2018
IArt Gallery is pleased to invite you on Personal Exhibition of Ketevan Mikeladze -,,The Way''.
Address: N13 D.Uznadze str.

Eter Metreveli “Mutual Frustration”

Georgian National Museum presents the exhibition "Mutual Frustration" by Eter Metreveli at Tbilisi History Museum.
The exhibition showcases 15 paintings of the artist. The artistic concept of the exhibition reflects the response of the developed trend. The artistic progression "New Objectivity" emerged between the First and the Second World Wars utilizes strict realism and maximum accuracy to depict the reality. The exhibited artworks refer to the severe themes of the reality and its transformation.
Exhibition Opening: September 18, 6 pm
Address: Ioseb Grishashvili Tbilisi History Museum (Karvasla) 8, Sioni Str. Tbilisi, Georgia

Solo exhibition of Gia Loria

11.09. 2018

IArt Gallery is pleased to invite you on Gia Loria’s solo show “Parallel Journeys”
Paintings depict life of characters from literature, musical compositions, mythology or fictional characters. Different heroes - Nestan & Tariel, unknown red-hair woman, king in love, Papageno & Queen of the Night, blue flower by Novalis, Orphews.

Bernini’s School and the Roman Baroque

After the works of Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Botticelli, Titian and other great Italian artists, the Georgian National Museum and the Embassy of Italy in Georgia present the exhibition "Bernini's School and the Roman Baroque".
The exhibition "Bernini School and Roman Baroque" at the Dimitri Shevardnadze National Gallery showcases the masterpieces of Bernini and other Italian masters of XVII century from the Roman Baroque Museum near Rome, "Palazzo Chigi in Ariccia". The exhibition presents about 60 works including painting and graphic portraits, self-portraits, landscapes; bronze medals and medallions, palace decorations, leather and silk hangers, decorative lamp; Preparations for frescos designed for religious buildings and etc.
This project is the result of close cooperation between the Italian Embassy and the Georgian National Museum and is implemented in the frames of the Georgian governmental project Check-in-Georgia. This initiative is supported by: From Italy - Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and program "VivereALL'Italiana". From Georgia - Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia, Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, Georgian National Tourism Administration. The exhibition collaborates with the Palazzo Chigi and Global Project Consulting. The exhibition is supported by DBA, Salini Impregilo, VTB Bank, Leonardo, Gulf, Anas.
Duration: September 11 - November 26, 2018
Address: Dimitri Shevardnadze National Gallery, Shota Rustaveli Ave. 11, Tbilisi, Georgia.

RITA KHACHATURYAN & GURAM TSIBAKHASHVILI – CONTACT

On September 7th, The group show “Contact” was held at the Art Gallery “Vanda”. About 30 artworks of artist Rita Khachaturyan and Photographer Guram Tsibakhashvili were presented at the exhibition.The presentation of the newest issue of “Indigo” magazine also took place on the opening day of the event.

Solo exhibition of Ia Pitskelauri

15.08.2015
IArt Gallery cordially invites you to the solo show of Ia Pitskhelauri.
Address: N13 D.Uznadze str.

Solo exhibition of Davit Aleksidze

04.07.2018
IART GALLERY cordially invites you to the solo exhibition of David Aleksidze "21+"
He is dean of faculty fine arts.
Will be presented oil paintings performed in 2018.
address : N13 D. Uznadze St.

Solo exhibition of Nona Muskhelishvili

27.06.2018
On 27th of June at 7pm “Iart Gallery” will host the first ever personal exhibition of Nona Muskhelishvili. Will be presented Silk Paper. All art pieces are handmade, unique and special.
Address: “Iart Gallery”, D. Uznadze Str.#13

Portraits of Kakhetian Nobles - From the beginning of Georgian Easel Painting up to 20th Century"

Georgian National Museum presents the exhibition "Portraits of Kakhetian Nobles - From the beginning of Georgian Easel Painting up to 20th Century" in Sighnaghi Museum.

The exhibition will showcase 44 paintings - portraits of Georgian nobles, examples of Tiflis Portrait School, as well as sculpture and miniature. Exposition comprises portraits of Kakhetian historical figures, such as: King Erekle II, Queen Darejan, Prince Vakhtang unknown prince, Prince Vakhtang Dimitris-dze Janbakur-Orbeliani, Princess Tekla and David Guramishvili, as well as Qajar paintings - representatives of Andronikashvili family.
The exhibition is dedicated to 75 years jubilee of Chief Curator of the New and Modern Art Collections of Georgian National Museum, doctor of art studies, Professor Irina Arsenishvili.

Opening: June 21, 2 pm
Duration: June 21 - September 21
Address: Sighnaghi Museum, Shota Rustaveli Blind-alley 8, Sighnaghi, Georgia.

group exhibition of Iranian Artists - "You look for"

18.06.2018
Iart Gallery cordially invites you to the first group exhibition of Iranian Artists at Georgia. "You look for..."
60 different painters will represent there art on the Exhibition.
Address: #13 D. uznadze str.


Solo exhibition of Maiko Shubitidze

08.06.2018
IArt Gallery cordially invites you the solo exhibition of self-educated painter, Maiko Shubitidze, different styles of paintings will be represented on Exhibition.
Address: N13 D. uznadze str.

"The Democratic Republic of Georgia - 100 years".

From May 26, Georgian National Museum, jointly with Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, National Parliamentary Library of Georgia, Korneli Kekelidze Georgian National Centre of Manuscripts and National Archives of Georgia, presents the exhibition "The Democratic Republic of Georgia - 100 years".

On May 26, 1918, Georgian Nation's long endeavor for freedom was successfully crowned - the National Council of Georgia, made up by 42 members and 36 candidates, gathered at the former residence of Caucasus viceroy. The Council adopted the act of independence and created new Georgian state - the Democratic Republic of Georgia. On May 26, 2018, we celebrate 100 years since the restoration of the state independence of Georgia and the establishment of the Democratic Republic of Georgia.

The exhibition "The Democratic Republic of Georgia - 100 years" narrates the story of Georgian nation's struggle for freedom since early 19th century till April 9, 1991 - when Georgia re-established sovereignty. The exposition will showcase original historical documents from 1918-1921, memorial items of the state, political and military figures of the first republic, periodicals and other artifacts. The exhibition will also showcase 14 posters - text, graphics and photo materials and copies of archived documents, as well as documentary footages related to the history of the Democratic Republic of Georgia.
Within the frameworks of the events dedicated to the 100 years anniversary of the Democratic Republic of Georgia, with the initiative of the Georgian Association in France, on May 26, at 3 pm, Georgian National Museum will honorably receive personal Chokha (traditional Georgian garment) of Kakutsa Cholokashvili - Georgian military officer and a commander of an anti-Soviet guerrilla movement.

Geniuses of Renaissance

Georgian National Museum and the Embassy of Italy to Georgia, within the Museum Fest, present the exhibition "Geniuses of Renaissance".

From May 25, GNM National Gallery will host the masterpieces from the Royal Library of Turin.

An extremely important collection of drawings, created as a consequence of the excellent cultural policy of the King Carlo Albert of Sardinia, is kept in the Royal Library of Turin. The Royal Gallery opened in 1832 (presently the Sabauda Gallery) and the Armeria Reale opened in 1837. To enrich museum collections, In 1839 the King obtained 1850 drawings belonging to Giovanni Volpato (1797-1871) that had previously been scattered within various Italian and foreign collections and later sold in the antique market in Paris. Apart from works by Flemish and Dutch artists, Volpato's collection contained pieces of Italian art (from Renaissance to Neo-Classical epoch), including Leonardo da Vinci's unique series. Nowadays, the collection is preserved in the Royal Library, which is part of the Royal Museums union.

The exhibition will showcase graphic works of the following artists: Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo Buonarroti, Raphael Sanzio, Sandro Botticelli, Giorgio Vasari, Bernardino Pinturicchio, Andrea Mantegna, Giulio Romano, Antonio Pollaiolo, Luca Signorelli, Vittore Carpaccio, Bramantino (Bartolomeo Suardi), Bartolomeo Montagna, Pietro Perugino (Pietro di CristoforoVannucci), Gaudenzio Ferrari, Piero di Cosimo, Fra Bartolomeo (Della Porta), Parmigianino (Francesco Mazzola), Raffaellino del Garbo, Giovanni Antonio Sogliani, Bernardino Luini , Baccio Bandinelli, Bernardino Lanino, Rosso Fiorentino, Francesco Salviati (Francesco de' Rossi), Andrea del Sarto, Federico Zuccaro, Girolamo da Carpi, Francesco Primaticcio, Federico Barocci, Annibale Carracci, Giulio Angolo del Moro, Giacomo Palma il Giovane and School of Paolo Veronese.


"Evidence. A New State of Art".



Georgian National Museum and the Embassy of Italy to Georgia, within the Museum Fest, present the exhibition "Evidence. A New State of Art".

From May 25, GNM National Gallery will host the exhibition of Garuzzo Institute for Visual Arts - presenting contemporary Italian artists' artworks created since 1950's.

Time, history and memory have always represented a fundamental chronographic space for retracing or tracing out the paths of art, for charting the trajectories and consequences of the contemporary art system. The exhibition "Evidence. A New State of Art" aims to provide a concentrated, significant map of the current art scene in Italy.

The exposition reveals how artists, from the 1950s to the present day, have continued to investigate - through research and analysis - in order to build structures of sense and of appearance of a narration that is always attentive to the forms of time. The exhibition bears witness to the variety of experimentations underway - from relationality to lyricism, from material to performance, from fluidity to resilience.

The exhibition is participated by 18 artists: Nino Migliori, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Giulio Paolini, Mimmo Paladino, Luigi Mainolfi, Marisa Albanese, Eugenio Giliberti, Pierluigi Pusole, Botto & Bruno, Alberto Di Fabio, Adrian Tranquilli, Paolo Grassino, Marzia Migliora, Perino & Vele, Giuseppe Stampone, Domenico Antonio Mancini, Elisa Strinna and Fabrizio Cotognini: all of the above are fundamental figures for a phenomenological approach to the study of the time, place and identity of Italian contemporary art.

The exhibition provides a clear trace of a production of forms that offer a possibility of different worlds, of visions, a constellation of artists who speak of entirely singular intentions, reflections, and experiments. It is precisely here that the strength of this exhibition lies, the construction of a story, of a concise but effective narration of Italian contemporary art, through different generations compared and contrasted. It is a story in which various languages, techniques, signs and symbols are intertwined. Different media showcased at the exhibition is a kind of a story in which drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, video and installation represent a complex sample book that reproduces a multifarious, heterogeneous universe of the experiences of the current art scene in Italy.

This project is the result of close cooperation between the Italian Embassy and the Georgian National Museum and is implemented in the frames of the Georgian governmental project Check-in-Georgia. This initiative is supported by: From Italy - Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and program "VivereALL'Italiana". From Georgia - Ministry of Culture and Sport of Georgia, Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, Georgian National Tourism Administration. Also, DBA, Salini Impregilo, VTB Bank, Leonardo, Gulf, Anas.

This project is the result of close cooperation between the Italian Embassy and the Georgian National Museum and is implemented in the frames of the Georgian governmental project Check-in-Georgia. This initiative is supported by: From Italy - Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and program "VivereALL'Italiana". From Georgia - Ministry of Culture and Sport of Georgia, Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, Georgian National Tourism Administration. Also, DBA, Salini Impregilo, VTB Bank, Leonardo, Gulf, Anas.

"Titian - Master of Color: The Virgin and Child".

On May 15-30, due to the International Museum Day, we present the Georgian National Museum festival which is dedicated to the 100 years anniversary of the Democratic Republic of Georgia.

Tiziano Vecellio was born between 1485 and 1490 in Pieve di Cadore, Veneto, Italy. Still very young and inexperienced, he arrived in Venice, and then became established as a great artist. Titian's creative work, like that of Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raffaello Sanzio, is the purest expression of the Italian High Renaissance.

"Venetian artist's" works respond to the reality of his epoch and at the same time express the essence of deeply dramatic conflicts. Due to the location and political the Venetian School of Painting was one of the most idiosyncratic in the country, with its subtle balance of oriental and western traditions. Venetian Artists were perfect masters of expressive oil painting, candidly depicting earthly feelings and emotions. From that time interest grew in artistic depictions of mankind in the surrounding world.

The Venice Academy Gallery, established in 1750, preserves rich collection of the Venetian school of painting of the 14th -18th centuries in the depositories of the Academy Gallery and 25 exhibition halls. Among them are works of Paolo Veneziano, Carlo Crivelli, Gentile and Giovanni Bellini, Giorgione, Titian, Canaletto, Tiepolo, Veronese and Tintoretto, as well as those by Hieronymus Bosch and many others.

The Virgin and Child or the Albertini Madonna, created by Titian in 1560-1565, is one of the most important objects within the Venice Academy Gallery collections and represents the Virgin as a young noblewoman with baby Jesus lying on her lap. Painter's freestyle of execution is typical of his later period of creative work (from the 1560s). Titian created a number of artistic images of the Virgin during his long creative life - All of them demonstrate the painter's deep interest in the theme of the Virgin and Child, perhaps through a longing to understand and reveal the interrelationship between the worldly and the divine.

This exhibition is part of a large project, which also comprises exhibitions of Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael and other great Italian artists in Georgian National Museum.

This project is the result of close cooperation between the Italian Embassy and the Georgian National Museum and is implemented in the frames of the Georgian governmental project Check-in-Georgia. This initiative is supported by: From Italy - Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and program "VivereALL'Italiana". From Georgia - Ministry of Culture and Sport of Georgia, Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, Georgian National Tourism Administration. Also, DBA, Salini Impregilo, VTB Bank, Leonardo, Gulf, Anas.

Duration: May 15 - August 5

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

◆ PLEASE NOTE: On May 18 (10 am - 5:30 pm) and on May 19 (9 pm - 1 am) Admission to all GNM Museums is free of charge.

Le Petit Chaperon Noir

Le Petit Chaperon Noir
Sarah Moon
Projekt Manager: Gregor Beltzig
Projekt Coordinator: Teona Gogichaisvhili

Sarah Moon is a French photographer. Initially a model, she turned to fashion photography in the 1970s. Since 1985, she has concentrated on gallery and film work. As a teenager she studied drawing before working as a model in London and Paris in the early sixties. She also became interested in photography, and started taking shots of her model colleagues. In 1970, she finally decided to spend all her time on photography rather than modeling. She successfully captured the fashionable atmosphere of London after the "swinging sixties", working closely with Barbara Hulanicki, who had launched the popular clothes store Biba. In 1972, she shot the Pirelli calendar, the first woman to do so. After working for a long time with Cacharel, her reputation grew and she also received commissions from Chanel, Dior, Comme des Garçons and Vogue. Besides her success as a fashion photographer Sarah Moon developed strong personal works, both in film and photography.

Le Petit Chaperon Noir
The tale of Charles Perrault, published in 1697, has been the subject of many rewrites, adaptations or illustrations. Among these, those of Sarah Moon. Her work is interesting in many ways. Indeed, photography has a high power of evocation and narration. Sarah Moon keeps but updates the story, reformulates it in her language, that of photography. It also anchors it in a contemporary reality, in the reading of the various facts, thus removes the reader from the magical world of tales, to get closer to the original text of Perrault, very dark.


The show "The Little Black Riding Hood" is featuring 33 pictures, texts and a short movie by Sarah Moon.

KOLGA TBILISI PHOTO 2018

Curator: Teona Gogichaishvili

Opening: May 5, 7:30 https://bit.ly/2HnnIAU

Duration: May 5 - June 3, 2018

Address: Tbilisi History Museum (Karvasla) 8, Sioni Str. Tbilisi, Georgia


Meinrad Schade - 'Unresolved'

Curatorial Team: Teona Gogichaisvhili & Gregor Beltzig

Opening: May 5, 7:30 https://bit.ly/2HrYKA7

Duration: May 5 - June 3, 2018

Address: Tbilisi History Museum (Karvasla) 8, Sioni Str. Tbilisi, Georgia


Jan Grarup - 'And Then There Was Silence'

Curatorial Team: Teona Gogichaisvhili & Gregor Beltzig

Opening: May 5, 7:30 https://bit.ly/2JndVeq

Duration: May 5 - June 3, 2018

Address: Tbilisi History Museum (Karvasla) 8, Sioni Str. Tbilisi, Georgia


Vanessa Winship - 'She Dances on Jackson'

Curator: Tina Schelhorn

Opening: May 5, 7:30 https://bit.ly/2qRhSS8

Duration: May 5 - June 3, 2018

Address: Tbilisi History Museum (Karvasla) 8, Sioni Str. Tbilisi, Georgia


Brainiacs - National Geographic Georgia

Opening: May 11, 7 pm https://bit.ly/2HXiAEL

Address: Simon Janashia Museum of Georgia, 3, Sh. Rustaveli Ave. Tbilisi, Georgia

"Zurab Nizharadze 90"

The exposition will showcase paintings and graphic works from collections of GNM Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine arts and GNM Dimitri Shevardnadze National Gallery, as well as from the private collections.

The exhibition aims to present each phase of Zurab Nizharadze's artistic development, to collect peculiarities of each stage, bring together his art and exquisitely demonstrate his phenomenon. The exposition will serve as a reminder for the one part of society, while it will introduce art of a second half of the 20th century to the younger generation.

Zurab Nizharadze was nicknamed Pico by his friends - as a linkage to Picasso, mostly because of his special artistic viewpoint, creative freedom and endeavor to blue color. He is a representative of the multi-faceted generation of 50s artists. The generation, which has undergone a severe childhood due to political repressions and the Second World War, has developed the most important cultural processes in the late 50s.

During several decades since the 30s, despite the intensification of agitation and propaganda, Georgian culture did not lose its original artistic face and developed in all spheres of science and art.
On account of this processes, the new worldview and a new artistic approach revealed, which contradicted to the principles of socialist realism prevailing at that time. Among the artists of this generation Zurab Nizharadze's work is one of the most distinguished and is characterized by a variety of genres, themes and techniques. During his long creative work, the artist is endlessly seeking for new inspirations.

At the beginning of his creative work, inspired by poetry, artist created paintings full of lyricism. Following stage - 60-70s' painting is more concrete and refined, distinguished by the diversity of portraits. Since the 80s, Zurab Nizharadze has been devoted to the general themes, to the search of the philosophical principles and body language, its beauty and the harmonic rhythm of color and motion.

Opening: May 1, 7 pm
Duration: May 1-20

"Ukraine and Georgia, Values in Traditions"

Georgian National Museum presents the exhibition "Ukraine and Georgia, Values in Traditions" in Tbilisi History Museum.

The exhibition will showcase paintings created on the topic of Georgia by Ukrainian artist Odarka Dema-Pisna, as well as photos by Ukrainian photograph Ekaterina Kiper, which depict her 1-month trip across the Georgia.

The exhibition is dedicated to the 100 years anniversary of diplomatic relations between Ukraine and Georgia.

Opening: April 12, 6pm

Duration: April 12-22, 2018

Address: I. Grishashvili Tbilisi History Museum (Karvasla), 8 Sioni Str. Tbilisi, Georgia.

მარინა ივანიშვილის პერსონალური გამოფენა


Ask for it anywhere

Georgian National Museum presents the exhibition "Ask for it anywhere" at Dimitri Shevardnadze National Gallery.

"Laghidze Waters" is the symbol of Tbilisi and an example of Georgian intangible cultural heritage.

The exhibition will showcase artworks by more than 50 artists of different generations, thematically connected to "Laghidze Waters". The name of the exhibition, "Ask for it anywhere" appeared on the soft drinks' first advertisement banner and subsequently gained popularity.

The exhibition is curated by Maka Tavamaishvili.

Opening: March 30, 18:00

Duration: March 30 - April 18

Address: Dimitri Shevardnadze National Gallery, 11 Shota Rustaveli Ave. Tbilisi, Georgia

Luka Arabidze "Discommunication"

The exposition will showcase 3 large artworks and a video art united under one topic - the subjective attitude of 14 years old artist towards the big city and space.

Artist's main object of interest is the city with high corps, chaos and uncertainty - a place where he often gets lost, disappear sounds, thoughts and ideas. The concept of the project is based on comprehension psychology in a big city, wherever you will not be heard until you grow up. Everything is monotonous and standard - houses, windows, people beyond these homes and windows. Luka Arabidze had several personal exhibitions in Georgia. Also participated in the Contemporary Art Festival (2011).

Exhibition opening: March 23, 6 pm

Exhibition duration: March 23 - April 1, 2018

Address: Ioseb Grishashvili Tbilisi History Museum (Karvasla) Sioni Str. 8

Gigi Ugulava - "Gray Zone"

Georgian National Museum presents the exhibition "Gray Zone" by Giorgi Ugulava at Tbilisi History Museum.

The exhibition reflects the "zone" of corruption in the modern culture and is connected to the sphere of influence. "Zone" may be recognized as the region, the sphere, the sector or even the territory. Giorgi Ugulava's artworks depict the realm of corruption, its imaginary reality and the growing pace of its development in the modern world. Artist shows us how we continue to exist in the real and metaphoric gray zone that originates from illegality and corruption, that is everywhere like a virus.

Giorgi Ugulava studied in at Tbilisi State Academy of Arts, had several exhibitions in Adjara, Kutaisi and Tbilisi.

The Opening: March 21, 6 pm

Exhibition Duration: March 21- April 10, 2018

Address: Ioseb Grishashvili Tbilisi History Museum (Karvasla) Sioni Str. 8

ქრისტინე კაკაბაძის პერსონალური გამოფენა


Manana Tumanishvili


The exhibition "Olim - Ever" by Gia Bugadze

Georgian National Museum presents the exhibition of Gia Bugadze's artworks "Olim - Ever" at Dimitri Shevardnadze National Gallery.

Olim (Latin) means "ever" and goes over two tenses - past and future. The exposition of Gia Bugadze's artworks "Olim - Ever" represents a megalography, consisting of 33 independent pieces concerted under the same considerable idea.

Europeans, and not only, have one household tradition or behavior - when the apartment is to be temporarily empty, objects, furniture, mirrors or chandeliers are covered with the white material - the shroud, to avert damaging until the residents return home.

"Olim is a visual memory "theater" that is aimed at saving and retaining. That's why I used this method: I selected scenes from the Holy Scripture, namely from Gospels. I depicted the easily recognizable iconographic versions, then captured them on canvas and covered with white shroud - I obscured, saved and hid them until the time of revelation" - says the author.

The series "Olim - Ever" proposes to conceal and unfold contents, when the various ideas, yet hidden and covered, will soon be revealed, opened and explained; This will come to life only when there is time to return home.

Opening: March 6, 5 pm
Duration: March 6 - April 11, 2018
Address: Dimitri Shevardnadze National Gallery, 11 Shota Rustaveli Ave. Tbilisi, Georgia

“Shalva Dzneladze 125”

Shalva Dzneladze (1892-1934) is one of the distinguished figures of the Georgian avant-garde of the 20th century. He was well acquainted with renowned representatives of Georgian avant-garde art, such as: Lado Gudiashvili, Davit Kakabadze, Dimitri Shevardnadze and others. However, over the years, his works were actually forgotten. After 1970, the artist's works will be first presented to a wide audience.

Although the painter passed away due to severe illness at the age of 42, he left quite a large heritage - more than 2000 graphic works and paintings, as well as theater paintings, most of which (up to 700 exhibits) are preserved at Georgian National Museum Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts. Artist's works and archival materials are also stored in N. Berdzenishvili Chokhatauri Local Museum and private collections.

The exhibition will feature Shalva Dzneladze's 125 works from museum and private collections, including illustrations of different literary works. Visitors will also view landscapes and portraits from Guria, as well as compositions depicting live of peasants or noblemen.

The exhibition will also enhance the presentation of book-album of Shalva Dzneladze's artworks. The book was published by non-governmental organization "Time and Heritage", with the support of Ministry of Culture and Sport of Georgia. Authors: Irine Abesadze, Dea Gunia.

The exhibition is supported by NGO "Time and Heritage".

Opening: March 5, 6pm
Duration: March 5-20, 2018
Address: Ioseb Grishashvili Tbilisi History Museum (Karvasla), 8 Sioni Str. Tbilisi, Georgia.

“Elements – Sculpture and Graphics”- the exhibition by Andrey Ostashov

Andrey Ostashov is a professional sculptor who lives and works in Minsk, Belarus. He works in stone and bronze, pursues drawing and graphic arts. The exposition will showcase up to 50 bronze and stone sculptures and up to 25 graphic works. Visitors will be able to get acquainted with his best works, as well as new works from the series "Elements".

Since 1995, he has participated in than 100 national and international exhibitions, plein-airs and international traineeships. He is the Winner of numerous art and architectural competitions; fountadioner of the Minister of Culture of the Republic of Belarus and the Minister of Culture of the Republic of Poland. Since 2009, he has opened Andrey Ostashov Gallery in Minsk.

For more than 20 years of his intense creative life, the artist creates modern myths and legends, making us participants of this extremely fascinating process. His works reflect the author's conviction that today the universality of ancient human memory ceased to submit the idea of dividing inhabitants of Europe and Asia on people on the East and the West. As a person from the West, the artist is courageously and genuinely ensorcelled by the Orient, which is loved by many spectators and collectors all across Eurasia. It especially concerns those who live at the junction of cultures - and there are more and more such people in the world. The dialogue format offered by Ostashov is very important for today's world. Probably that is why Ostashov's sculptures can be found in the biggest museum and private collections in Belarus, Great Britain, Canada, United Arab Emirates, Poland, Russia, USA and other countries.

What is the secret of the Belarusian artist's phenomenon? Breathtakingly interesting plots of his works, where the real and the invented are deeply intertwined, are close and clear both to adults and young people, which is Interested not only in traditional art. Ostashov's modern language speaks about the mythologies of Ancient Greece and the Ancient Orient, today's city culture, and inner life of each of us.

Duration: March 4 - March 23, 2018
Address: Dimitri Shevardnadze National Gallery, 11 Shota Rustaveli Ave. Tbilisi, Georgia.

კახაბერ თოფჩიშვილის პერსონალური გამოფენა


Zurab Kalandadze Anniversary Exhibition

The exhibition will showcase Zurab Kalandadze's 27 artworks, created in 2002-2012 years, the main stylistic characteristic of which is the organic connection between myth and poetry. The exposition will also showcase a sculpture "Tree of Love" - designed with a glass laser carving technique.

Along with the events held in Hague, Rotterdam, Bachen, Laren (Netherlands) and Hasselt (Belgium), the exhibition is a part of the cycle of exhibitions and meetings dedicated to the anniversary date.

Since 1994, Zurab Kalandadze lives and works in Holland. His working field includes painting, poetry, literature research and editorial-publishing activities. He has published more than twenty fiction books in Georgian, English, Russian, French, German, Spanish and Italian languages.

Zurab Kalandadze is a member of the Dutch Professional Artists Association (BBK) and UNESCO partner organization - International Association of Artists (IAA); he has participated in more than 200 exhibitions; He is engaged to the public activities in promotion of Georgian culture abroad and under his leadership, over 40 exhibitions of Georgian artists were organized in various European countries.

Opening: February 9, 6:30 pm
Duration: February 9 - March 9, 2018
Address: Simon Janashia Museum of Georgia, 3 Shota Rustaveli Ave. Tbilisi, Georgia.

Exhibition of Ashot Ter – Khalifyan “20 years after”

The exhibition is a synthetic project of Tbilisi-based Armenian artist Ashot Ter-Khalifyan, which unites artist's paintings and their accompanying musical motifs. The exposition will showcase 39 artworks divided in two parts - "A View from the Window" and "Black and White World". The paintings are created at the end of the 90's and early 2000's and reflect the emotional condition of the 20 years old painter. Each artwork is accompanied with the musical composition created by the artist.

The exhibition will also enhance a concert of the musical band, created by Ashot Ter-Khalifyan.

Opening: February 5, 6 pm

Duration: February 5 - 15, 2018

Address: I. Grishashvili Tbilisi History Museum (Karvasla), 8 Sioni Str. Tbilisi, Georgia

Rita Khachaturian’s exhibition “Fear”

Georgian National Museum presents Rita Khachaturian's exhibition "Fear" at the Tbilisi History Museum.

The exhibition will feature artist's 100 works united under the theme "Fear". In each work, visitors will get acquainted with the conceptual findings of the artist.

Opening: February 2, 5 pm
Duration: February 2 - February 24, 2018
Address: I. Grishashvili Tbilisi History Museum (Karvasla), 8 Sioni Str. Tbilisi, Georgia

"Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel" - Preparatory Drawings

"Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel" - Georgian National Museum and the Embassy of Italy to Georgia present the exhibition of preparatory drawings by Michelangelo Buonarroti.

From February 2 to April 3, GNM Dimitri Shevardnadze National Gallery will host the exhibition of 6 graphic works by Italian artist, sculptor, architect and poet of the Renaissance epoch - Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564). The artworks are preserved at the "Casa Buonarroti" museum, which, along with Michelangelo's other masterpieces, houses more than 200 preparatory drawings and manuscripts, images, sculptures and rich archeological collections possessed by various generations of Buonarroti family.

Michelangelo, recognized as the greatest artist of all time, thanks to his outstanding virtue and masterful technique, alternated with the widely crusted artistic principles and for good gained a solid ground among other geniuses.

The National Gallery will showcase graphic works performed by Michelangelo in 1508-1510, during his work on the Sistine Chapel (1508-1510).

Visitors will have the possibility to view the graphic details, including the hand from the fresco "Creation of Adam" and figures from the fresco "The Fall of Man and the Expulsion from the Garden of Eden". The exposition will also incorporate multimedia, as well as the screening of the film "Journey to Discover Michelangelo."

The exhibition, organized by the Georgian National Museum and the Embassy of Italy to Georgia, is a consequence of close cooperation between the various institutions. From Georgia: Ministry of Culture and Sport of Georgia, Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, Georgian National Tourism Administration, Governmental project "Check in Georgia" and JSC VTB Bank Georgia; From Italy: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism, program „VivereALL'italiana".

The exhibition is implemented in cooperation with "Casa Buonarroti" museum and cultural association "Metamorfosi".

Address: Dimitri Shevardnadze National Gallery, 11 Shota Rustaveli Ave. Tbilisi, Georgia.

Alexander Zhyvotkov "Cardboard. Wood. Stone"

Georgian National Museum and Stedley Art Foundation present a solo exhibition "Cardboard. Wood. Stone" by contemporary Ukrainian artist Alexander Zhyvotkov at Dimitri Shevardnadze National Gallery.

The exhibition in Tbilisi features the series: "Roads", "Kyiv. 2014", "Motherboard", "Variations in Stone", and "Vengeance Is Mine", which includes over fifty works created over the past five years.

The Georgian art audience will be the first to view the "Cardboard. Wood. Stone" exhibition as a fully developed project. It seems only natural. "I consider Georgia my adopted country; it is my second home. I came into my own as an artist long before I discovered Georgia, but wood and stone entered my art as a direct result. It happened when I came to know the country's ancient and dynamic culture", says the artist.

Zhyvotkov's art combines eons of European and Eastern culture separated in time and space. He produces stern, monochrome images. His art is multilayered and sensuous, displaying the artist's love of and familiarity with the Fayum portrait, early Christian catacomb art, Scythian idols, Ukrainian folk icons, Georgian metal chasing, and Tibetan manuscripts.

Zhyvotkov's art is methodic, involving a process that requires maximum effort from both artist and spectator. The human spirit reaches its height only to sink into catharsis and become one with nature. The artist employs only natural, living media. He paints with earth, soot and wood charred in open fires. His experience is real, corporeal, and specific, i.e., specific in relation to all but time because its subject is eternal.

Opening: January 26, 6 pm
Duration: January 26, 2018 - February 25, 2018
Address: Dimitri Shevardnadze National Gallery, 11 Shota Rustaveli Ave. Tbilisi, GeorgiaA

New me – Exhibition of Naira Nadirashvili’s Artworks

Zaira Nadirashvili's works comprise various fields of art: photography, painting, performance, installation and more. In recent years, the author has studied Gestalt psychology, which has become a new inspiration for her artistic narration. With this experience, she created a series "New Me", which includes paintings, installations and video-art. Through this project, the author expresses her alternate vision, where philosophy, painting and psychology are transformed into one aesthetic integrity. These artworks introduce Zaira Nadirashvili as a seeker and aspirant artist and present another view of artist's creative values.

Since 2001, Zaira Nadirashvili participates in group exhibitions; she had her personal exhibitions in Tbilisi and Batumi as well.

Opening: January 20, 5 pm

Duration: 20-30 January, 2018

Address: I. Grishashvili Tbilisi History Museum (Karvasla), 8 Sioni Str. Tbilisi, Georgia


Muraz Murvanidze





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