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Georgia Today about the group show Crosscurents2 at the Window Project.
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EVENT_Crosscurrents 2

Group show of VA[A]DS students.
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Emerging Georgian creatives

Shotiko Aptsiauri
Salome Chigilashvili
Maxime Machaidze /Anka Bochorishvili
Situationist /Giorgi Geladze
Gigi Shukakidze

Curated by Irena Popiashvili and Marcus Fairs
September 26 – November 16, 2019
Opening reception: Thursday, September 26, 7-10 PM

This exhibition is a result of an observation of the Georgian cultural scene where artists, designers of all types, musicians and architects are all hanging out together, collaborating, partying, blurring the traditional boundaries between disciplines, doing a bit of everything, not worrying about labels or critics or anything much but just exploring, working, being.

The exhibition includes a series of collaborations. Soviet car hoods by designer Max Machaidze feature delicate drawings by artist Anka Bochorishvili. Fashion label Situationist’s Irakli Rusadze carefully constructs clothes and shoes that are later worked on by artist Giorgi Geladze, who adds text paintings and doodles.

Other works include Salome Chigilashvili's embroidered parquet floor pieces; architect Gigi Shukakidze's sinking garage installation video; and artist Shotiko Aptsiauri's makeshift stone altar with symbolic clay icons and paintings.

The Crosscurrents exhibition at Window Project Gallery is an attempt to reflect the creative scene in Georgia today. The participants of the exhibition are in the process of self-defining themselves conceptually in relation to the local cultural traditions as well as trying to place their work within the context of the global contemporary art, design and architecture scene.

As Marcus Fairs noted after a visit to Tbilisi: “They appear to be making work with a distinct flavor that reflects Georgia today: beautiful, calm yet fiercely independent; confidently individualistic, a little weird, neither Europe nor Asia but something in between; with ancient roots. The work displays a yearning to be part of the global conversation and proud of the new-found attention of the wider world, which has belatedly discovered Georgia's extraordinary landscapes, cuisine and more; but also exhibiting a complex relationship with its Soviet past that is both nostalgic and playfully exploitative of its potential for creative salvage. It feels like punk without the anger or the nihilism. It feels like a movement, and a moment.”

EVENT_Blinding Game

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Window Project presents Shotiko Aptsiauri’s installation “BLINDING GAME”.
June 23, 9 PM , at Rustaveli 37 location (public art vitrine)

This is the artist’s second collaboration with the war museum from the village Ergneti. In this work the artist places the museum objects in a completely different context to tell diverse stories of the August 2008 war. Like in innocent children’s games here Aptsiauri plays with color, text, and composition. However displayed texts and objects also offer a certain allegory of political games that lead us to blindness and at the same time serve as the eye-openers.

The objects, which are presented in a window of central Tbilisi, are created of bullets, fire, and shells. They are preserved at a distance of 50 meters from the occupation line and 110 km from the display window located in Tbilisi.

We join civil protest through art and condemn Russian occupation.

EVENT_Vancouverian Vendetta

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Window Project is pleased to present Berlin-based Georgian artist and filmmaker Salome Machaidze with her solo exhibition "VANCOUVERIAN VENDETTA" dedicated to our planet.

... it is Vancouverian Vendetta, it’s golden like Tangerine sunrise…

Feelings are changing, words are changing… We are transforming… we will have Vancouverian flying carpets and we will disappear….

“Vancouverian Vendetta” is the idealistic and paradoxical vision about changing ecology and earth conditions:

“The Vancooverian rebellion huckers on motorcycles decided to use non- biodegradable plastic bags instead of paper to create art, write history, and create a database that will never fade, disappear, evaporate or vanish. By doing so, the “Vancooverian huckers” created a high demand for plastic bags and encouraged the plastic bag suppliers to cease the plastic bag export around the world by substituting them with organic paper bag exports. Consequently, this form of “Vancooverian rebellion huckers on motorcycles” protest made a positive impact on climate change by increasing the value on plastic bags through art and decreasing supply of non-biodegradable plastic bags around the world”

EVENT_Marcus Fairs / Architecture and Design in Th

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Window Project with Stamba hotel presents "Architecture and design in the digital age"
Stamba Hotel
Dezeen founder Marcus Fairs explains how his website became the world’s most popular design magazine and how digital media is changing the design industry.

EVENT_Uni Moyen

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"UNI MOYEN" by Irina Tevzadze
March 7th, 7 pm
Window Project
Tatishvili 9

“Uni” is short for uniform, unisex, universal, and unity. It is a prefix that embodies harmony, inclusivity, and oneness to the world. “Moyen” is a french word that means average. The idea came from a sociological and legal concept of “l’homme moyen,” which translates to “the average man” and describes a person that is characterized by the most common motivations a human has within society. Uni Moyen emerges as the interplay of all these meanings.

"Uni Moyen represents everything that gives me joy on a visceral level—seeing it automatically triggers that feeling. Uni Moyen also brings joy on an intellectual level, as I learn more about myself and tell a more complete personal story. It is a kind of “cycle” of human joy."- I.T

Works in this series are scenes that show human figures in their natural elegance, unadulterated by artificial things, and being Uni Moyen.
Exhibit design
by Lado Lomitashvili
Irina Tevzadze is an artist and designer originally from the country of Georgia, currently residing in the United States.
Irina's career in fine arts and fashion spans more than twenty years. She works in different traditional and digital media and her works have been exhibited worldwide

EVENT_Vakhtang Kokiashvili"Second Order"

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WINDOW PROJECT and TBC Status invite you to the opening of the exhibition

Vakhtang Kokiashvili

December 22, 19:00
WINDOW PROJECT, 7 Tatishvili st.

The current show assembles three directions of works of a Georgian artist Vakhtang Kokiashvili: mythos, religion, and ethnographic pop. The exhibition offers its visitors a showcase of different stages of the artist’s development where mythological forms are transformed into the effects of production and design.

Vakhtang Kokiashvili was born in 1930. In 1956 he graduated from the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts. In 1962-1969 and 1973-1979 served as the chief artist of the Artists’ Fund of Georgia. In 1967 Kokiashvili was awarded the title of the Honored Artist of Georgia. In 1981-1994 he chaired the Monumental Division of the Artists’ Union of Georgia. At different times his works were exhibited in the cities of Warsaw (Poland, 1959), Tripoli (Libya, 1965), Dresden (Germany, 1969), Sofia (Bulgaria, 1975), Kecskemét (Hungary, 1981 and 1989) and Paris (France, 1996).

The emergence of stained-glass art in Georgia has been considerably influenced by Vakhtang Kokiashvili. He is best known for creating the following works: stained glass windows in the interior of the former Hotel Iveria (Tbilisi), at the lower station of the Tbilisi Funicular, at the Institute of Physiology (Tbilisi), at the Tbilisi International Airport and many others. Since the 1990s, Vakhtang Kokiashvili became active in the production of pop art series. Horizontal expansion of artistic expression and cultural value is furthered in his work through the usage of many different forms of production (abstract paintings, collage, pop art, assemblage, works on enamel, and installations).

Lado Lomitashvili worked on exhibition display and design of the show. Lomitashvili (b. 1994) lives and works in Tbilisi. He studied Architecture at Tbilisi State Academy of Arts. He works in the fields of drawing, photography, artist’s books, sculpture, and installation.
Curator: Nina Akhvlediani

EVENT_New Window Project opening with Salome Chigi

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Salome Chigilashvili
September 20- November 30, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 22, 8:00 PM

Window Project is pleased to present Salome Chigilashvili's sculptural installation at Rustaveli avenue 37. The white plaster relief is divided into two parts by half unzipped black fly. The sculpture resembles giant white pants with an open fly and it is a tongue in cheek commentary on perceptions of sexuality. Through the open fly there is a hole with light coming through it.
The Installation in the Window Project is a larger version of the young artist's previous work "Beyond the layers"- which was exhibited in a group show organized by VA[A]DS Free University students at the abandoned school building in May 2018.
In this exhibition small white pants with open flies were installed in several locations and the viewers could go up close, look through the hole and observe the room behind.
Although installation in the Window keeps it's erotic and voyeuristic feel the viewer is in a reverse position - unaware who is could be watching from the hole behind the wall.

Salome Chigilashvili is a fourth-year student at VA[A]DS Free University.

EVENT_Viennacontemporary 2017

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Viennacontemporary 2017
Stand E25


Alina Bliumis
Levan Chelidze
Goga Maglakelidze
Giorgi Qochiashvili

Popiashvili Gvaberidze Window Project is pleased to present New York-based Alina Bliumis’s new series of objects along with three Georgian painters: Levan Chelidze, Goga Maglakelidze, and Giorgi Qochiashvili at Vienna Contemporary 2017.

All works in Imaginary Gardens appear to be part of fantasy landscape created by these artists: Bliumis’s birds are “freed” from the passport covers of different countries, Levan Chelidze’s goat-unicorn has one turquoise eye, Goga Maglakelidze’s palm trees shimmer like mirages and Giorgi Qochiashvili paints invented subtropical vegetation in his large scale paintings.