Saturday, September 22, 2018, 6–8 pm

Location: Fotografie Forum Frankfurt


5 EUR, reduced 3 EUR, for members of the FFF and students with valid ID card admission is free.

 The two experts on Georgian photography, Dr. Lika Mamatsashvili and Tina Schelhorn, will present the development of photography in Georgia in the 19th and 20th centuries.​​​​​​​  

In her lecture, art and photo historian at Georgian National Museum in Tbilisi Dr. Lika Mamatsashvili, talks about the beginning and development of Georgian photography in the 19th century. She will focus on the three following photographers who were important for that period: Alexander Roinashvili, Dimitri Ermakov and Nino Jorjadze. 

Since 1986 Dr. Lika Mamatsashvili has been in charge of the permanent exhibition department of the Tbilisi History Museum of the Georgian National Museum as well worked as a curator for contemporary art.  She has a PhD in Art Studies and has focused her research on three themes: the development of contemporary art in Georgia, the protection of cultural heritage and 19th century photography.  Some of her Publications are The first Georgian Photographer Aleksandre Roinashvili. book I, book II, book III; Dimitri Ermakov Photographer and Collector; The First World War in the eyes of a Georgian Woman (The First Georgian woman photographer Nino Jorjadze). She has co-authored for Tbilisi in the Eyes of German artists. Tbilisi History Museum’s German Culture Artworks; The Dadianis; Georgian Photography in 1955–2012 and Borys Romanovsky.

Lika Mamatsashvili served as a member of the Georgian commission for the Venice Biennale in 2013 and 2016. She also coordinated the Alexandre Roinashvili’s Prize for Kolga Tbilisi Photo from 2016–2018 which took place at the Contemporary Art Gallery in Georgian National Museum. She is a member of ICOM.

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