Marjanishvili Quarter / 17.10.2020 – 31.03.2021
Correlations of Architecture, Politics, and Identities
The exhibition “Marjanishvili Quarter” focuses on the area that today, as well as historically, is recognised as the centre of the left bank of Tbilisi. Its origins go back to the 19th century, when the German settlement was founded northwest of Tbilisi. The exhibition shows historical, critical, ironic and poetic aspects of this place through different contexts and media. Among other things, the project contains materials of the alteration project of the Marjanishvili district in the 1980s and 1990s, which come from AA archive. Marjanishvili district is still developing. The residents and the urban space are going through changes. Different realities and habits reveal themselves; a mood of departure emerges. In temporal as well as spatial representations it is shown what constitutes the coexistence of the people of this district. How are residents affected in times of crisis like the current pandemic? And what do we have in common?
The artists whose works are shown in this exhibition: Sandro Sulaberidze (Photos), W. Kurtishvili (Drawings & Photos), Dimitri Eristavi, Tilman Haseloff, Lado Shonia, Lisa Bokeria (Video), et al.
In collaboration with W2KSHOP Collective and Contemporary Art Space MAUDI