with support of
Consulate General of Georgia in New York
GEORGIAN Video Art: INTRO
Program Screening and Art Reception
Sunday, October 30th, 5-9 pm.
The Jane Hotel, 113 Jane Street, New York, NY, 10014.
A new take on Video Art Show format in a fabulous hotel, and a new look at the old mysterious country Georgia and its contemporary esthetics will be presented to NY audience at the end October, which is Halloween, and the final “closing” of worldwide harvest celebrations. A 90-minute program of video art pieces, each between 2 to 5 minutes long, will be projected on a large screen with surround sound.
NY based Georgian born independent art curator and video artist Marika Maiorova will introduce a list of current video artists who were born and raised in Georgia. The creators of Georgian Video Archive Alexi Soselia and Galaqtion Eristavi are co-curators of the program. Artists list: Irina Gabiani, Uta Bekaia, Levan Mindiashvili, Nika Machaidze, Gegi Khaburzania, Koka Tskvediani, Salome Latsabidze, Dimitri Tsutskiridze, Melano Sokhadze, Irakli Skhirtladze, Tamar Khmiadashvili, Alexi Soselia, Maria Chambers, Thea Telia, Zura Apkhazi, Lia Bagrationi and others.
The idea is to once again introduce the contemporary Georgian videoart to New York City on a large screen and in intimate hotel setting, and create better integration opportunities for the artists and the curators. Some of the presented artists live and work in different countries around the world, some of them are in NY.
Georgia, a small country with strong Christian traditions, goes back to Prehistoric Period and at some point in time was nearly bordering waters with Ancient Greece. It is located on the South wing of the Caucasus Mountains. Some villages there are still located up on over 5100 meters above the sea-level, and have never been abandoned. National history of the country is dramatic, same as geography. And so are the recent and the constant changes in the system and the political parties, with progress in everyday life and technologies, in mentality, in philosophy, in art.
Today Georgia is represented as a developing, economically reviving, fun, interesting and beautiful country all set for international tourism. However, the greatest asset of any country will always be its culture. New York’s Museum of Modern Art in the recent years has presented a very comprehensive retrospective of Georgian Film – motion pictures that predated video art as artistic medium. This series “Discovering Georgian Cinema” covered Georgian film production in the years 1907-2014, and has a great impact on overall perception of Georgian nation in the United States.
The event at The Jane Hotel Georgian Video Art: INTRO starts a new series of events discovering Georgian video art for American audience.
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Sunday, October 30th, 5 pm to 9 pm.
113 Jane Street, New York, NY.10014
Screening 6 pm.
Special Performance 8 pm
Vocal trio of sisters Diana and Madona Iremashvili will perform Georgian romances after the video program.Program is curated in collaboration with the Georgian Video Archive.