Duration: September 22 – November 18, 2018
Opening: Friday, September 21, 7pm
Curator's tour with Celina Lunsford
Sunday, October 21, 2018, 3 pm
Sunday, November 18, 2018, 3 pm
Gallery Talks with artists of the exhibition e.g. Natela Grigalashvili, Dina Oganova und Lado Lomitashvili
Saturday, September 22, 2018, 3pm
Lecture »19th Century Georgian Photography« with Dr. Lika Mamatsashvili, Photo Historian, Georgia National Museum
Saturday, September 22, 2018, 6–8 pm
The lecture is with Tina Schelhorn is cancelled.
Workshop “Fotografie Außen und Innen” with Guram Tsibakhashvili
Sunday, September 23, 2018, 10am – 6pm
Lecture “In and out of Reality. From the Soviet Period to New Wave” with Nestan Nijaradze, Curator and Artistic Director, Tbilisi Photo Festival
Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 6pm
Andro Eradze, Dimitri Ermakov, Natela Grigalashvili, Nino Jorjadze,
Lado Lomitashvili, Dina Oganova, Koka Ramishvili, Alexander Roinashvili, Mariam Sitchinava, Daro Sulakauri, Guram Tsibakhashvili and Beso Uznadze
With PICTURE LANGUAGES. PHOTOGRAPHIC ART FROM GEORGIA, the Fotografie Forum Frankfurt (FFF) presents current trends and developments in Georgia's contemporary photography. This group exhibition is a collection of twelve important "voices" in this country. On focus are photographies mainly created since the end of the Soviet Union. Documentary images of Georgia’s struggle for independence, divers forms of portraiture, studies of tradition and symbolic places can be seen. One main aspect of the exhibition are the works of young photographers born in the late 1980s and early 1990s – they consistently work in coming to terms with the identity of their generation and the experimental handling of the medium of photography. In addition the exhibit provides insights into Georgia’s history of photography: with reproductions of the early artists Dimitri Ermakov and Alexander Roinashvili and the first female war photographer Nino Jorjadze. By this the exhibition imparts impressions from the history and modern life in Georgia – and as well various artistic positions of its relatively unknown photography scene.
This comprehensive exhibit of Georgian Photography curated by Celina Lunsford, the Artistic Director at FFF, is part of the Guest of Honour Programme »Georgia – Made by Characters« of Frankfurt Book Fair 2018. Special events such as lectures, discussions and workshops with leading Georgian photographers, curators and experts are also planned.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue (German-English, 144 pages) published by Societäts-Verlag in Frankfurt.