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Tbilisi Photo Festival to Hold in the Fall 2022

Ukraine is the focus of the 2022 Tbilisi Photo Festival.
 
The 13th photo festival will open on September 23. The central part of the program unites two exhibitions: Polish Photographer Justyna Mielnikiewicz's documentary photo project "Ukraine runs through it", which is in-depth research of modern Ukraine from 2014 to the present day; As well as the conceptual photo project of Ukrainian artists Andrii Dostliev and Lia Dostlieva "Licking war wounds" - documentation of a 5-year period (2016-2021) perfomance, which is an attempt to understand and sooth the traumas of the war.
 
The central exhibition of the Tbilisi Photo Festival will be hosted by the Tbilisi Photography and Multimedia Museum from September 23 to November 5. The authors of both exhibitions will attend the opening of the festival.
 
The 2022 edition of the Tbilisi Photo Festival is adapted to the post-pandemic format and will combine events held from September to December - in addition to exhibitions, the program includes a series of public lectures, screenings, and discussions, as well as an exhibition of photo books.
 
See the festival program below:
 
September 23 / opening of the festival:
 
19.00 - Ukraine Runs Through It
by Justyna Mielnikiewicz/MAPS photo exhibition
at Tbilisi Photography & Multimedia Museum M. Kostava 14., Stamba
 
19.00 - Licking War Wounds
long-term performance, photographic documentation
at Tbilisi Photography & Multimedia Museum M. Kostava 14., Stamba
 
September 26
19.00 - “And All Arts Became Futile?“
with Justyna MIelnikiewicz, Andrii Dostliev & Lia Dostlieva Moderated by Regis Genté - French Journalist, co-author of the book “Volodymyr Zelensky: In the Mind of a Hero”
Panel discussion/screening
at Tbilisi Photography & Multimedia Museum M. Kostava 14., Stamba
 
September 28
 
18.00- DUTCH PHOTO BOOKS: Between Excellence and Innovation
Installation /exhibition
at Tbilisi Photography & Multimedia Museum M. Kostava 14., Stamba
 
19.00 - TBILISI PHOTO FESTIVAL X PRINCE CLAUS FUND
Network Partnership for Regional Female Artists 2020-2022
screening & panel discussion

Final presentation of the works created within the program by:
Gular Abbasova (Azerbaijan), Christina Arutynova (armenia), Deepthi Asthana (India), Tahia Farhin Haque (Bangladesh), Anna Gabisiani (Georgia), Mariam Giunashvili Georgia), Dea Khizanishvili Georgia), Ira Lupu (Ukraine), Sona Mnatsakanyan (Armenia), Atefe Moeni (Iran), Charintorn Rachurutchata (Thailand), Özge Sebzeci (Turkey), Kristina Sergeeva (Russia), Chingrimi Shimray (India), Parvana Rahimova (Azerbaujan), Irina Unruh (Kyrgyzstan), Maria Zhi (Russia)
Guest speakers: photographers Ana Gabisonia, Mariam Giunashvili, Dea Khizanishvili and Justyna Mielnikiewicz - mentor of the program
Moderated by Ana Gabelaia – Curator of Art & Education Programs at TPF and TPMM
at Tbilisi Photography & Multimedia Museum M. Kostava 14., Stamba
 
October 6
Body To Body: Architecture as Physical and Visual Experience
by Marc Barani – French architect, member of French Académie des Beaux Arts Public Talk/Screening
at Tbilisi Photography & Multimedia Museum M. Kostava 14., Stamba
 
November 24
Rich and Poor
by Jim Goldberg /Magnum Photos
photo exhibition
at Tbilisi Photography & Multimedia Museum M. Kostava 14., Stamba
 
November 30
“What Are the Stories That Photo Archives Tell? “
by Georgian, Armenian and Azerbaijani experts of 19th Century photography panel discussion. screening
at Tbilisi Photography & Multimedia Museum M. Kostava 14., Stamba
 
Three Colors: Green, Red, Blue - The South Caucasus from the Industrial Revolution to the Soviet Occupation
The collection of photographs from the 19th century to the beginning of the 20th conserved in the US Congress Library and Georgian National Archives.
Photo Book Presentation
at Tbilisi Photography & Multimedia Museum M. Kostava 14., Stamba
 
December 21
“Sounds of The Valley”
The final presentation of the works produced with the residency program Magic Carpets 2022
by Nata Sopromadze, Ben Wheeler panel discussion/screening/music
at Tbilisi Photography & Multimedia Museum M. Kostava 14., Stamba
 
🔗 for more information visit the webpage:
www.tbilisiphotofestival.com