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Webinar / Free Spirits of Georgian Soviet Photography

© Gigo Gabashvili. Nude Study II. Courtesy Sh. Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts.

TPMM launched the series of webinars facilitated by Nestan Nijaradze - co-founder/Artistic Director of Tbilisi Photo Festival and Tbilisi Photography & Multimedia Museum.

Through her curatorial and educational practice, Nestan Nijaradze contributed to the development and popularisation of the medium of photography in Georgia since the early 2000s and has curated numerous exhibitions that have promoted the rich tradition of Georgian and South Caucasian photography outside of the region.

This series of webinars seek to unveil to a local and international audience the vibrant, yet unknown photographic heritage of Georgia and South Caucasus countries.

The webinar "Free Spirits of Georgian Soviet Photography" covers the USSR's artistic environment that was dominated by Soviet ideological dogmas.

Applied pressure of the Communist party’s ideological propaganda, had an “asphyxiating” effect on visual arts including photography. In this environment, rare were artists who could ignore the strictly shaped aesthetics and conventional topics of this period.Thus, the Georgian photographic heritage of Soviet period is mostly rich in propagandistic imagery and not in photography d’auteur. However, some artists like Gigo Gabashvili, Shalva Alkhanaidze and Rezo Kezeli have defined themselves as true free spirits of Soviet Georgian photography.

The webinar was held on April 7th, 2020
Start Date:
Apr 07. 2020 - Apr 07. 2020

Tbilisi Photography & Multimedia Museum

Stamba Hotel
14, M. Kostava St. Tbilisi 0108, Georgia
+995 595 09 13 03

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