‘Wintering Over’: Georgia’s 90s captured by Guram Tsibakhashvili
26 April, 2019
‘Wintering Over’: Georgia’s 90s captured by Guram Tsibakhashvili
The Barnovi House of Arts in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia hosted the opening of Guram Tsibakhashvili’s new photo exhibition and presentation of his book under the same name “Wintering Over” on the 24th of April. Guram Tsibakhashvili, a famous Georgian photographer who is one of the most important figures in Georgia’s contemporary photography, depicted the rebirth of Georgia’s world of arts and music through the emerging underground cultures. The event was a joint project of TBC Bank and Publishing Company
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The photographer, also known by his nickname Tsibakha, captured some of the most famous Georgian public figures, musicians, artists and actors of 1990s, who were distinguished for their extravagance, different views, unusual style and most importantly, the bravery in expressing themselves freely.

The book offers Georgian and English variations of histories of Tsibakhashvili’s photos taken in 1987-1995. “Wintering Over” is accompanied with the essays by a well-known Georgian writer Ana Kordzaia-Samadashvili.
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Georgian musicians Lado Burduli and Irakli Charkviani

The title ‘Wintering Over’ is explained by the author in the preface:

“The fake country was collapsing. Under Gorbachev, we already knew that it was inevitable. Just like every other change, it was a painful and necessary change. Except that we were unaware of the pain that still laid ahead, so at first, we just rejoiced.”

The heroes from the book tell stories of the ’90s in action in a film recorded by the Film Asylum Studio, organized by TBC Bank. The film brings together celebrated Georgian artists like Ana Kordzaia-Samadashvili, Lasha Bakradze, Gogi Gvakharia, Lado Burduli, Oleg Timchenko, Teo Khatiashvili, Robi Kukhianidze, and others. The film is a part of the exhibition and visitors will be able to see it.
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Georgian dancer Nino Ramishvili

Barnovi House of Arts is located on Rustaveli Avenue 18. The exhibition will last until the 31st of May.

Photo courtesy: TBC Bank

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