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"Ancient History in Modern Design  - Adornment and History"

11.11.2012 -27.11.2012
Exhibition organized under the Patronage of Tbilisi City Hall at the Zurab Tsereteli Museum of Modern Art In the frames of “Tbilisoba – 2012”

Author and Creator: Georgian Arts & Culture Center “Istoriali”
Co-Organizer: Institute of Archeology at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University

The innovative creative approach to contemporary exhibitions spaces – this is the main concept of GACC exhibitions, which are often referred as an `extraordinary shows` by the public. The main idea behind the GACC exhibition concept is to display the different aspects of Georgian culture through the synthesis of various artistic means and new technologies within the exhibition spaces. The exhibition `Adornment and History` animates history and culture of ancient Georgia through the mixture of different artistic media such as video, music, photo, sculpture and design. The idea to transform and incorporate ancient Georgian motifs in contemporary design is one of the major concepts of GACC activities, demonstrated through both exhibitions activities and GACC collection of jewelry and miniature sculpture, which applies ancient designs and patterns used in artifacts unearthed during the archeological excavations. The idea of

"Ancient History in Modern Design" is clearly reflected in the adornment on display.

Display presented:
Archeological findings at Atskuri,  Igoeti,  Grakliani Gora,  Kulanurkhva, Melaani (Georgia) dated from 3rd millennium to 1st century BC from the collection of Institute of Archeology at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University.
Georgian National Treasuries in Tree Dimension Photography by Tamar ( Patuka) Aslanadze 
Adornments from the “ Istoriali” Collection; Otar Vepkhvadze Contemporary Sculpture; Costumes Design by Nino Kurashvili; “The Lost Cities” documentary by Toma Chagelishvili; “Antiquities of  Mtsheta” Documentary,  1946;
Historical Photographs; Musical background “Pankisi Show” by  Nikoloz Rachveli.  

Project Author and Director Maka Dvalishvili, Art Historian,
 Georgian arts and Culture Center “Istoriali” president
Curators – Tea Gotsiridze, Eka Dvalishvili
Consultant Dr. Vakhtang Licheli, Head of the archeological Institute at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University
Video Installations Editing and Graphic Design  Paata Edilashvili, David Gabadadze.



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