Oxygen Tbilisi No Fair Begins at Stamba Today
On May 16, Propaganda.network will present OXYGEN_Tbilisi No Fair, a grand-scale exhibition that serves as an insight into the creative force of Georgia.
''Oxygen itself never burns. It only helps with combustion. It pushes the flames in skyrockets, up to your mouth and outside as theories. Swinging on dirt winds and serene through chaos, it finds every possible habitat: appreciate it and it will transcend you, overuse it and you rust. It is a controlled force. An ever-fresh power''.
Capturing all living organisms, Oxygen is an intention to micro-model an optimal artistic network of prominent and timely approaches, to imagine a system with dynamic narratives, and create a frequency which goes hand in hand with the post-medium state of contemporary art.
Undergoing a transition of rebuilding and re-design, Stamba Hotel will transform for 10 days and represent 3 floors of its building as a home of artistic practice.
The multi-formatted show unites more than 40 artists of various generations and backgrounds:
Ketuta Alexi-Meskhishvili & Levan Chogoshvili / Shotiko Aptsiauri / Lia Bagrationi / Nato Bagrationi / Vajiko Chachkhiani / Tornike Chapodze / Salome Dumbadze & Lado Lomitashvili / Gia Edzgveradze / Andro Eradze / Tezi Gabunia / Salome Gagua / Keta Gavasheli & Andria Dolidze / Giorgi Geladze & Kniko Grdzelishvili / Gvantsa Jishkariani / Nikoloz Kapanadze / Giorgi Kartozia / Giorgi Khaniashvili / Sopho Kobidze / Nino Kvrivishvili / Niko Lomashvili / Qeu Mefarshvili / Ninutsa Shatberashvili / Sandro Sulaberidze / Mishiko Sulakauri / Gio Sumbadze / Niko Tsetskhladze / Tamusa Zarqua / Iliko Zautashvili
Bibi Asatiani / Khatia Esartia / Funduki / ფუნდუკი / Mariam Kalandadze / Vazha Marr / Giorgi Maskharashvili / Mariam Natroshvili & Detu Jincharadze / Tina Sharashenidze / Gigi Shukakidze / Tako Valishvili
Ⓞ Site-specific and off-location pieces
Mananiko Kobakhidze / ROOMS / Giorgi Zagareli
Ⓞ Selected group show of students
ვიზუალური ხელოვნების, არქიტექტურის და დიზაინის სკოლა
Ⓞ Presentations of active galleries in Tbilisi:
LC Queisser / Dédicace Gallery - დედიკას გალერეა / Patara gallery • პატარა გალერეა / Project ArtBeat / Gallery Nectar
Ⓞ Industry meetings and open studio visits
Ⓞ Leila Hekmat; May 16, 19:00 - 21:00
Ⓞ Mia Goyette; May 16, 19:00 - 21:00
Ⓞ Anima Chatbotics - May 16, 19:00- 21:00
Ⓞ Lorenzo Pingitore and Andrea Barzaghi - May 16, 19:00-21:00
Ⓞ Lela Kiladze - May 16, 19:00 - 21:00
Ⓞ Mariam Natroshvili & Detu Jincharadze - "Words words words" - May 16, 19:00 - 21:00
Ⓞ TAMRA_Official - May 16, 19:00- 21:00
Ⓞ ობსკურა/Obscura - May 16, 19:00- 21:00 / May 19, May 25 - 15:00 - 18:00
Ⓞ LTFR - May 16, 19:00- 21:00 / May 17, 18, 19 - 14:00 - 16:00
Ⓞ Laboratory Of Sonic Arts : musical sessions -"Options"
Option 1 - Jasper Fang - May 16, 20:30
Option 2 - Levan Maisuradze / Irakli Berikashvili - May 22, 20:00
Option 3 - (to be announced) - May 26, 20:00
Ⓞ Grigor Devejiev - ASCENDANT - May 26, 16:00
Ⓞ Talks and discussion panels:
Ⓞ May 18, 20:00 - Mari Gulbiani - "Before Father Gets Back" - Film Screening - subtitled in English
Ⓞ May 20, 20:00 - Onur Akyol - Social Turn and Relational Aesthetics in Contemporary Art (Open Seminar / Introduction and Registration for Reading Groups) - in English
Ⓞ May 21, 20:00 - Ana Inasaridze, CENN, "Air Pollution in Tbilisi" - in Georgian
Ⓞ May 23, 20:00 - Wato Tsereteli - "Creativity as A Profession - Potential in Social Settings" - in Georgian
Ⓞ May 25, 16:00 - Keti Shavgulidze "On the 58th Venice Biennial" - in Georgian
Curator: Ana Gabelaia, Nino Sakandelidze
Assistant-curator: Nina Pataridze
Director: Tinatin Asatiani
Art-Director: Teona Tsintsadze
Project Manager: Nikoloz Nadirashvili
Communications Manager: Elene Pasuri
Assistant - Designer: Mariam Iremashvili
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With the support of: Stamba Hotel / თბილისის მერია / Tbilisi City Hall / შემოქმედებითი საქართველო / Creative Georgia / Artarea/Tv2.0
Oxygen team would especially like to thank Temur Ugulava for the support and encouragement of this initiative from its draft to realization.