Unearthing Hidden Backyard Treasures
23 August, 2012

 

From August 23 to 25, Akhmed Melashvili street in Batumi will host the project. “Batumi Backyard Histories” - a  cultural initiative that brings together artists from Batumi and Tbilisi to work with local citizens, explore and co-create the invisible histories that exist in any given neighborhood in the city.

 

Interdisciplinary artist teams interviewed families who live in this neighborhood block, discovering their cultural legacies and designing a customized art installation and performance event in their neighborhood courtyards.   The public is

invited to participate in these celebratory opening events to experience the transformational power of art and turn ordinary aspects of daily life into something truly extraordinary.

Batumi participants developed their collective vision, and invited artists and curators from Tbilisi to work with them to realize this project.

The project participants are: Irakli Shonia, Nina Masalkina, Lasha Palavandishvili, Shota Gujabidze, Beka Bolkvadze,Ira Toronjadze, Giorgi Katamadze, Natalia Vatsadze, Koka Kitiashvili,Teimuraz Kartlelishvili, Ekaterine Ketsbaia, Zurab Kikvadze,Vasil Macharadze, Dato Trapaidze.

 

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