On march 31, with the support of Goethe Institute in Georgia, Art Palace opened a new exhibition - ’Maelstrom: Franz Mark, German Expressionism and Modernism in Georgia’.
(Multidisciplinary research within the exhibition environment)
As a basis for the idea of exhibition a small-size book published in Tiflisi (Tbilisi) in 1926 was taken, representing a collection of Georgian Symbolist-Expressionist writer Grigol Robakidze’s early dramas. A basis for the cover design of the book is Franz Marc’s famous canvas “Tiger” (1912). At the exhibition the works created by Irakli Gamrekeli, Kirill Zdanevich, Lado Gudiashvili, David Kakabadze, Beno Gordeziani, Petre Otskheli, Elene Akhvlediani, and other artists tell us about the united strong wave of theater and cinema, literature and art created by the epoch of Modernism. The exhibition reveals that Georgian avant-garde art of the epoch of Modernism finds one of the powerful sources in German Expressionism.
Author of idea and curator: Ketevan Kintsurashvili
Exposition and graphic design: David Janiashvili
Video and sound installation: Giorgi Janiashvili