EXHIBITION OF GEORGIAN CONTEMPORARY ART AT KCCC EXHIBITION HALL
Klaipėda Culture Communication Centre starts this special year for the city as being the Lithuanian Capital of Culture with the opening of the Georgian Contemporary Art Exhibition “Spying Future”, curated by the Tbilisi Centre of Contemporary Art, at the Exhibition Hall on Thursday, 19th of January, at 5 PM. The participants of this important event for the culture of Klaipėda and the whole Lithuania will be not only the leaders of the city but also H.E. Mrs Khatuna Salukvadze, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgian Embassy in Lithuania.
According to one of the project “Spying Future” participants, Koka Ramishvili, the post-Soviet space is still marked by a huge shortage of the science fiction genre. Undoubtedly it is related to the prohibition of freedom of thought back then and the remnant effects to subsequent generations. As if the Soviet invasion of reality has occupied a fantasy sphere as well. Unfortunately, it didn’t go anywhere – the condemnation of manifestations of individuality and independence from the system even today reappears in demonic forms in this part of the “exworld”. Therefore, in every respect of time and space, a future spying is comparable to an art project, which aims to jump over a slough of chaos and absurd fantasy and to present to the world something that has never existed either on the material or spiritual level. This process is an inevitable projection of reality into the future, wherein an artist is living and creating a collage of the present and the foreseeable tomorrow.
The project “Spying Future” consists of complementary themes, naturally arranged across the exposition space, which provide an opportunity to feel the conceptual development of contemporary Georgian art, evolution of art and an artist's status in society. The exhibition is dominated by the social topicalities inherent in the daily life ofGeorgiaand creative cooperation strategies, which is the basis for the Tbilisi Centre of Contemporary Art. Drawing a parallel between the individual and collective experiences, the project aims at more intense reliving of the today's issues and future prospects.
The exhibition will show how much the visual language of the middle generation of Georgian artists has changed – from traditional, pictography to interdisciplinary. Artists are spying the slipping time and identity transformations that occur in a particular socio-political context. Their works reflect the encountering of reality and fiction; interlinking fictional and true stories are based on archaeology, ethnography, historical heritage, contemporary design, and fashion. 17 Georgian authors present their works at the exhibition “Spying Future”, the curator – the Head of the Tbilisi Centre of Contemporary Art, Wato Tsereteli.
The exhibition will run until 19th of February 2017.
Ticket – 1,70 / 0,85 €.
Opening hours of the KCCC Exhibition Hall (Didžioji Vandens str. 2, Klaipėda): Wednesday-Sunday 11 AM – 7 PM.