EVENT_Fire Walk With Me
Olaf Nicolai "Fire Walk With Me"
May 17 – August 25, 2016
Opening: Tuesday, May 17th, 8-11 PM
Popiashvili Gvaberidze Window Project is pleased to present Olaf Nicolai’s installation “Fire Walk With Me” in collaboration with the Sou festival at Café Iveria windows.
Olaf Nicolai’s piece is a site-specific mural with a neon sign that the artist conceived and created for this location. The striped mural imitates the specific technique of Iris printing, Nicolai continues and expands his research into the “politics of forms” and into the significance of the sensual for political statements. Iris printing, rarely used today, was often applied for political flyers in the sixties and seventies, combining the technique’s glamour with the politics of that time. The neon sign displayed on a striped background resembles flags that have passed here.
The neon text harkens back to David Lynch’s 1992 “Twin Peaks. Fire Walk With Me” TV series turned into a film. In Nicolai’s piece the text, Fire Walk With Me, is set in a circle and it can be read in several variations: fire walk with me, walk with my fire, with me firewalk, me fire walk with, etc. Circular neon text leaves it to the viewer which way one will be reading it. The mural is references rainbow without using actual rainbow colors which brings us to the subtitle of Nicolai’s piece: May 17, 2013, the date of the opening of this piece, as well as a date of infamous parade bashing in Tbilisi.
EVENT_Giorgi Okropiridze #sovietcarblue
Popiashvili Gvaberidze Window Project is pleased to present Vienna based Georgian artist, Giorgi Okropiridze's new series of works #sovietcarblue. The metal sculptures displayed in Cafe Iveria on Rose Revolution Square are assembled from old soviet car details. The artist creates new metal paintings using the original soviet blue car details he found on the Eliava market. The artist searched and acquired Gaz 21 and Lada car details at the market.
EVENT_"Approximate" -21st Century Georgian Artists
November 21- December 19
Opening November 21 at 1 pm
"Approximate" is the first show in a series of exhibitions titled "21st Century Georgian Artists" that Popiashvili Gvaberidze Window Project is starting this fall.
These series are focused on presenting Georgian artists, under the age of 40, whose work is unknown to the general public. Exhibitions will serve as an opportunity to view the work and define the visual and conceptual characteristics of these artists.
The title of the show "Approximate" is taken from Nino Sekhniashvili's solo project that is presented in a smaller space with two lightboxes and a video installation. "Approximate" includes the works in different media.
The address of the gallery: Rustaveli 37, third floor
EVENT_Charity Exhibition and GolaDamian's Showroom
Saturday, July 18th, 2- 7 PM, Popiashvili Gvaberidze Window Project is presenting a one-day charity exhibition to support young Georgian artists Ana Jika and Gvanca Jishkariani.
Ana Jika was accepted at Dusseldorf Art Academy and Gvanca Jishkariani received a residency at C.R.E.T.A. artist residency in Rome, Italy. Profits from the sales will be used to cover Ana and Gvanca’s travel and tuition costs.
It is common in Tbilisi that artists are asked to donate works for different charities. In this case, the young artists need our support!
Popiashvili Gvaberidze Window Project will present Ana Jikia’s and Gvanca Jishkariani’s work in the large exhibition room at Rustaveli 37, while in the small space will be presented the works of young Georgian artists who have donated works to support their peers.
The works in the charity exhibition are priced from 100 GEL to 1000 GEL.
We are looking forward to seeing you on the 18th.
Popiashvili Gvaberidze Window Project and O, Moda, Moda present customized, one-of-a-kind furniture and casework, as well as unique technical lighting pieces, botanical prints, and artworks.
Address: Rustaveli Avenue 37/ 3rd floor
(Melik Azariants building)