Lado Darakhvelidze’s creative talk
13 January, 2011
Lado Darakhvelidze’s creative talk

Archidrome presents Lado Darakhvelidze’s artistic impressions on January, 14 at the Open Society Georgia Foundation.
Georgian artist Lado Darakhvelidze (1977 Kutaisi, Georgia) deals with social and political changes and presents them in his imaginative narratives. In his previous work, he reflected the ‘transitions’ and re-placements of national symbols in post-communist countries in a subtle and poetic way, which surpasses the political events and extends to mythology, history and storytelling. Darakhvelidze’s work was in the Istanbul Biennale ’What Keeps Mankind Alive’ in

2009 and Biennale Cuvee, Linz in 2010.
Lately Darakhvelidze has been working on the project Museum TV Station. The term ‘Museum TV Station’ (MTVS) refers to art activities at museums and biennales and it covers art events in which the artwork and curatorial events evoke actual political and engaged positions. Museum TV Station explores the museum as overlapping and connected with media, politics and history. In these cultural events, the visitor has access to information that is usually not disclosed in mass media. In the case of the Museum TV Station, both the artist and curator transform the museum or biennale into what might be termed as an open source information station.
Realizing Museum TV Station in different cultural settings is an alternative to conventional information stations. The idea of Museum TV Station started as a publication featuring works by contemporary artists who could be considered as artist-journalist. MTVS then made its first appearance as an installation at the Berlin Kreuzberg Biennale (June-August 2010); it was featured at the ‘State of ArtEZ‘ in Schouwburg Arnhem (November 2010) and at PS2 Squared in Belfast in December 2010.
Address: # 10 Chovelidze Street.
Time: 18:00.

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