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
Window Project with Stamba hotel presents "Architecture and design in the digital age"
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.
"UNI MOYEN" by Irina Tevzadze
March 7th, 7 pm
“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.
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"
WINDOW PROJECT and TBC Status invite you to the opening of the exhibition
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
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.
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.
EVENT_Magda Gvelesiani- Swimming Pool
May 9 - July 22, 2017
Popiashvili Gvaberidze Window Project is pleased to present the first solo exhibition of Berlin-based Georgian artist, Magda Gvelesiani. The exhibition is titled “Swimming Pool” and includes series of eighteen small-sized paintings. These works are done in an unusual material for painting – plasticine. Plasticine traditionally is used for making reliefs and small sculptures. According to the artist, her use of plasticine better conveys the concept of the swimming pool - water trapped in an architectural firm. Flexibility and transformation are qualities of plasticine that perfectly illustrate the theme of these works.
Magda Gvelesiani graduated from Tbilisi State Academy of Arts. From 2013 she lives and works in Berlin.
EVENT_Like Boxers Who Never Went Into The Ring
"Like Boxers Who Never Went Into The Ring"
February 10 – May 6, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, February 10th, 7-8 PM
Address: Rustaveli Ave. 37
Popiashvili Gvaberidze Window Project is pleased to present Berlin-based Georgian artist, Vajiko Chachkhiani, with an installation titled Like Boxers Who Never Went Into The Ring.
The installation is a family portrait of seven heads cast in concrete.
An artist’s request pieces of obscure building’s foundation were ground, processed, and mixed with concrete to cast the seven portraits. However, the faces of concrete heads are sliced off making it impossible to identify them. The erased facial features transform the family portrait into a universal, abstract family portrait.
The visual starkness of cast concrete heads and erased facial features is a strong and disturbing commentary on family portraits. Emphasizing the significance of family, the notion of the family portrait and the family’s influence on an individual’s psychological and personal formation
According to the artist this piece is about education in a wider historical, social, and political sense. It is about the role that family plays in an individual’s development of knowledge. Family and parents’ experience serves as an inherited knowledge, its historical significance, and its influence on the path one takes in life and psychological configuration.
EVENT_Tezi Gabunia #putyourheadintogallery /Vienna
Tezi Gabunia #putyourheadintogallery /Vienna Contemporary/ E25
Popiashvili Gvaberidze Window Project is pleased to present Put Your Head into Gallery, an interactive art-project by Tezi Gabunia. Three analogical models of famous exhibition spaces: Tate and Louvre museums and Gagosian Gallery will be displayed on pedestals, filled with false exhibitions, at the Vienna Contemporary. The visitors are invited to put their heads into gallery mockups and take photos. The project expands in virtual space when -per artist’s request-people post their photos online in various Social Networks indicating #putyourheadintogallery, enabling Gabunia’s project to engage a large audience in a short time.
His work asks the institutional critique whether everything that enters into the gallery becomes an exhibit. On the other hand, this concept erases the distance and borders between audience, art, and museums. According to the artist, the models also have an advantage in these museums: there is no need to go to The Louvre, the models that the artists made are mobile and can travel anywhere. Tezi Gabunia connects dreams with reality. There were two single-day exhibition/happenings at TBC Gallery and MUA offices in Tbilisi, and subsequently PutYour Head into Gallery was highly recognized in the local and international media.
#putyourheadintogallery was created in order to “illustrate” the artist’s main concept of falsification into the objective world. In this case, the model is presented as a virtual message.
#putyourheadintogallery reflects the museum and gallery spaces as well as the context they create. It is important to note that Gabunia comes from a country that does not have a museum of contemporary art. His reflection on the subject is therefore defined by where he comes from both Geographically and generationally. Tezi Gabunia is a young Georgian artist based in Tbilisi, Georgia. He holds a degree in Architecture. His work focuses mainly on contemporary cultural issues. He is a co-founder and a key member of the artists' collective CopyPaste.
Thanks to TBC Bank for continuing support of the project.
EVENT_Levan Chelidze "still lifes"
Levan Chelidze "Still lifes"
May 23 – July 25, 2016
Opening reception: Monday, May 23th, 7- 8:30 PM
Popiashvili Gvaberidze Window Project is pleased to present Levan Chelidze's solo exhibition at Rustaveli Avenue 37, 3rd floor.
The exhibition includes two series of still lifes: paintings of flowers, sometimes of single red roses and still lifes of ewers and pestles on the background of Caucasian carpets. Ewer and pestle are reoccurring objects in Levan Chelidze's paintings. The artist refers to these series as "old still lifes" referencing countless still lifes that the art students had to paint during their apprenticeship.
A combination of fresh colorful flowers with paintings of broken pestles and rusty ewers underlines the sadness of these works. The ephemeral beauty of fresh flowers is juxtaposed to the half split image of broken pestle, which invariably brings to mind vanitas.
Levan Chelidze participated in several group exhibitions and had a solo exhibition at Popiashvili Gvaberidze Window Project's Chavchavadze street location in 2014.