Wednesday, April 26, 2017

GALLERIE WEEKEND BERLIN: Gallery on Wheels by Nino Kiladze - Berlin 29.04.2017

THE CHOICE IS YOURS! LET YOUR THOUGHTS FLOW!
GALLERY ON WHEELS
 



The Exhibition will take place at Oranienburger Straße "come in from outside" in Monbijoupark, 12 a.m. until 3 p.m.

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Some Paintings by Nino Kiladze







Sunday, April 23, 2017

PERSONAL EXHIBITION: Maka Batiashvili's solo exhibition at Fabrika courtyard

Project ArtBeat is pleased to invite you to the opening of Maka Batiashvili's solo exhibition tomorrow, 7-9 PM at Fabrika courtyard, 8 E. Ninoshvili str. The exhibition is on until April 30.

Visiting hours: 12-8 PM.

The project is supported by Fabrika and Tbilisi City Hall.
Project ArtBeat: Georgian Contemporary Art Gallery Founded By Natia Bukia, Natia Chkhartishvili & Salome Vakhania www.facebook.com/events/796490377165475



“The minimal touch of the tusche on paper lasts for only a few seconds and is inspired by calligraphy aesthetics. Simple lines on a white background represent a splatter of figures, they replace the words and create a face living in the repetition of mundane variations and the endless flow. A person who went out of the house is free from the past and the future. He acts in the present, where there is no current or trend“ - Maka Batiashvili.

Maka Batiashvili (Born in 1975, Georgia) lives and works in Tbilisi. 1992-97, the artist studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, Tbilisi.

Selected solo and group exhibitions:

2015 - Playground, TBC Gallery, Tbilisi, Georgia; Exhibition of Georgian Painters, Contemporary Art Center, Tel Aviv, Israel; 2013 - Arundel Contemporary, Arundel, UK; 2012 - Industrial Gallery, Ostrava, the Czech Republic; 2011 - Black and White, Tbilisi History Museum, Tbilisi, Georgia; 2008 - OFF EUROPA Festival, Leipzig, Germany; National Museum, Atlanta, USA. Project ArtBeat presented Batiashvili's works at Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair (2014-16, Istanbul, Turkey); Kyiv Art Week (2016, Kiev, Ukraine); START Art Fair, Saatchi Gallery, (2015, London, UK).


www.facebook.com/maka batiashvili / exhibition of drawings
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Maka Batiashvili's exuberant work depicts scenes from the everyday. Through the subject matter, Batiashvili poses questions around the existential issues of life and death. In her work the everyday life resembles a playground, where various scenes are being performed. Ostensibly unmediated figures and the intense color scheme in Batiashvili's work share stylistic tendencies with the early modernist painting traditions of Georgia and Europe. Batiashvili's practice is an interesting cross between the traditional and the contemporary painting.






WETTBEWERB: LASS DEN SOMMER NIE WIEDER KOMMEN I let the summer never come again I ნეტავ აღარასდროს მოვიდეს ზაფხული

achtung berlin - new berlin film award I Wettbewerb I Kategorie Spielfilm

23 April I 18:00 I Wolf Kino I Weserstraße 59

25 April I 21:00 I Filmtheater am Friedrichshain I Bötzowstr. 1-5
R+K: Alexandre Koberidze
C: Mate Kevlischvili, Giorgi Bochorishvili
Producer/innen Nutsa Tsikaridze, Keti Kipiani, Alexandre Koberidze
Erzähler: Tamuna Pkhaladze, Ilia Qorqashvili.
Produktion Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (dffb) DE 2017, 202 Min., georgische OmeU


Ein junger Mann zieht aus der georgischen Provinz nach Tiflis, um dort Tänzer zu werden. Dort angekommen, nimmt er an illegalen Faustkämpfen teil und schläft mit Männern, um Geld zu verdienen – bis er sich in einen Mann verliebt, der später in den Krieg ziehen wird. Lass den Sommer nie wieder kommen ist eine abenteuerliche Reise durch einen aufgepixelten, fast impressionistisch anmutenden Großstadtjungel, untermalt von diffusen Originaltönen, urbanen Geräuschkulissen und Orchestermusik. Ein Film, der beobachtet, wie ein stiller, aber aufmerksamer Betrachter, der die Ereignisse nahezu ungefiltert aufsaugt. Ein Kinoereignis der besonderen Art.


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TRAILER - LET THE SUMMER NEVER COME AGAIN from DFFB on Vimeo.

KONZERT: The Naghash Ensemble - "Agahootyan" in Leipzig und Halle



Das Naghash Ensemble spielt »Agahootyan«, zu Deutsch: Habgier. Diese Vertonung einer Predigt des mittelalterlichen armenischen Priester Mkrtich Naghash.

Das Naghash Ensemble auf Europa-Tour im April 2017

26. April - Leipzig, Liebfrauenkirche
27. April - Halle (Saale), Propsteikirche
28. April - Neustadt an der Weinstraße, Stiftskirche
29. April - Ravensburg, Zehntscheuer

Mehr Informationen unter: www.naghashensemble.com

Alt-Armenische Klänge für das 21. Jahrhundert neu erfunden
Hasmik Baghdasaryan (Sopran), Tatevik Movsesyan (Sopran), Arpine Ter-Petrosyan (Alt), Tigran Hovhannisyan (Dhol), Aram Nikoghosyan (Oud), Emmanuel Hovhannisyan (Duduk), John Hodian (Flügel/Komponist)




Das Naghash Ensemble besteht neben dem Komponisten John Hodian am Flügel aus drei armenischen Sängerinnen sowie drei Instrumentalisten auf Duduk, Oud und Dhol. Sie präsentieren die von Hodian erstmals vertonten Gedichte des mittelalterlichen armenischen Priesters Mkrtich Naghash. In den »Songs of Exile« verbinden sich Folk und Klassik zu einer Musik, die fremd und zugleich vertraut klingt, irdisch und wie nicht von dieser Welt.

Im 15. Jahrhundert verfasste der armenische Priester Mkrtich Naghash bewegende Gedichte über das Leben im Exil und die Beziehung des Menschen zu Gott. Über fünf Jahrhunderte später stößt der armenisch-amerikanische Komponist John Hodian auf ein Fragment dieser Texte und weiß: Er hat gefunden, was er suchte! Als Nachkomme von Überlebenden des Genozids an den Armeniern 1915 liest er in Naghashs Texten auch seine eigene Heimatlosigkeit: „Diese Worte sprangen mir aus dem Text entgegen, direkt in meine Seele.“

Mit der Stimme der armenischen Sängerin Hasmik Baghdasaryan im Ohr, beginnt er, die »Songs of Exile« zu komponieren. In seinen Stücken treffen formale Klavierelemente auf erdige Klänge der armenischen Volksinstrumente Duduk, Oud und Dhol. Eigens um diese Kompositionen aufzuführen, gründete sich das Ensemble. Es erweckt die mittelalterlichen armenischen Gedichte, Klagen und Beschwörungen zu einem neuem Leben.






The Naghash Ensemble in Frankfurt Excerpts - This is a 6-minute film featuring excerpts from The Naghash Ensemble performing in Frankfurt.




On May 3rd, Naregatsi Art Institute had the privilege of hosting John Hodian and The Naghash Ensemble, who presented an exceptional concert dedicated to Naregatsi Art Institute and their new album "Songs of Exile" released in 2014. It is a gorgeous collection of songs based on works by the medieval Armenian poet and priest, Mkrtich Nagash.

“Fantastic... One can hardly tell whether it sounds old or new, strange or familiar, east or west, simple or complex, minimalist or medieval. The music defies labeling” - Alexandra Maria Dietlitz, BR Klassik Radio, DE
Gedichte von Mkrtich-Nagash
THE NAGHASH ENSEMBLE [epiphanyrecords.com]

Saturday, April 22, 2017

FILM: Wir, die Apfelbäume. Gedichte von Bela Chekurishvili



Die georgische Lyrikerin Bela Chekurishvili liest aus ihrem neuen Gedichtband „Wir, die Apfelbäume“, der von Norbert Hummelt übersetzt wurde und im Wunderhorn Verlag in Heidelberg erschienen ist.

Musik: Frauenchor aus Deutschland

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

DOCUMENTARY: Silk Road IV 1/5 "South Caucasus - The Flame and the Cross"





Silk Road IV Central and West Asia (2007)

Episode 1 of 5 - The Flame and the Cross -- The South Caucasus

Surrounded by 5,000-meter high mountains, the South Caucasus was a strategic point tying together all directions of the Silk Road. Home to 50 ethnic groups, the region is a cultural treasure trove of unique ethnic music, religious architecture, wines, and so on. It has also been invaded by the Roman, Mongol, and Ottoman empires. Wars still rage even now, and over one million people have become refugees. The region is truly representative of both the blessings and the historical calamities brought on by the Silk Road. This leg of the journey will take you to three countries -- Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Georgia -- countries that have long fostered unique cultures tempered by the flames of war.

Launched in 1980, NHK's renowned Silk Road series was the first foreign TV program allowed to film Silk Road inside communist China. The series sparked enormous interest. A quarter of a century later, NHK re-visits Silk Road with high-definition cameras, and continues further through Central and West Asia.

FILM: Director Giorgi Tsilosani’s short film honoured at silent film fest (agenda.ge)

The film has also received awards at festivals in Turkey and Georgia since its release. Photo: The Preparation film Facebook page.




(agenda.ge) Filmmaker Giorgi Tsilosani has been honoured for his work on the 2015 short film The Preparation after the director received the Best Directing award from the Globe International Silent Film Festival in the United States last week.
Promoted as one of the few international cinema occasions focusing on silent film, the festival ran at the Michigan State University.
The results of the festival’s competition program were announced on April 11, with Tsilosani’s work revealed among seven prize-winning submissions.
Shot in 2015 in the western Georgia’s Cholobargi village, The Preparation casts actors in a portrait of a family preparing for the death of its elder member.
The production was awarded with Best Short Film at the International Bosphorus Film Festival in Turkey and received Special Jury Prize at the Batumi International Art-House Film Festival in Georgia.
The Preparation was also shown at the Eastern Neighbours Film Festival in the Netherlands, with organisers praising it as an "exciting, wonderfully shot film”.

Tsilosani worked on the short as director and screenwriter, with his film produced by Tbilisi-based Millimeter Film studio with support from the Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University.
The Preparation was Tsilosani's 2015 graduation work from the University.

Founded in 2015, the Globe International Silent Film Festival is held in a "different academic environment around the world every year”.








Short film made by Georgian director Giorgi Tsilosani in 2015. Film is about family who prepares for death of one of their members. Film is made with support of studio Millimeter film and Shota rustaveli theatre and film Georgia state university. This is independent project but for director it was also graduation film. Film was made in Georgia, village Cholobargi.

Friday, April 07, 2017

PHOTOGRAPHY: Very cool photo series presented on Tamara Natenadze Photo Blog. By Timothy M. Bowser

This is an interesting look but one that I cannot say I've shared in. I've spent over three years living among Adjarians and spending much time in the highlands and villages of Xulo. There is a dark dignity to the photos presented here, and the people do have this dignity but I do not feel that there is the darkness illustrated here. I do not imply darkness as a mood or feeling, only the lens through which the photographer chose to portray her subjects. I have always found the highlanders to be amazingly open and joyous. I've spent a few Shuamtoba festivals at Beshumi and Goderdzi. They are riots of color, wrestling, horse racing, dance, and song. Marriages are conducted before the community and drunken fights are pretty common. The days leading up to the festivals were filled with merriment and obscene amounts of drinking. I've partook. Remember these are Muslim populations. The idea/s that we know anything about the Muslim world in Adjara is correct in the photographer/author's opening assessment. We do not know much about it. What we think we know about the populations of Adjara are most likely mistaken and wrought with unwarranted prejudices. One thing mentioned in the article and I find a truism is that the households would fall apart without the women managing them and they are present at the supras but are only periphery participants. Very cool photo series presented on Tako's blog. I found the smaller village Shuamtoba festival very interesting.


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Thursday, April 06, 2017

ESSEN & TRINKEN: Restorani Tbilisi - Georgische Spezialitäten in Berlin. Von Angela Schelling

Wir waren in Berlin, um den Halbmarathon zu laufen und sind an 2 von 5 Abenden in diesem Lokal gelandet, weil es uns dort am allerbesten geschmeckt hat. Am leckersten fanden wir die Auberginen mit Walnüssen, den Gurken-Tomatensalat und das abgebildete Huhn in einer Milch-Knoblauch-Sauce.









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