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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.

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