Tbilisi Independent

12 Jul-27 Jul 2024

Frieze No. 9 Cork Street
London W1S 3LL


‘Tbilisi Independent’ highlights five young, female-run galleries from the Georgian capital: E.A Shared Space, Gallery 4710, The Why Not Gallery, MAUDI, and CH64 Gallery. A collaboration with Reach Art Visual, the exhibition builds its narrative around two central pillars in the history of Georgian abstraction: Alexander Bandzeladze (1927–1992) and Tamuna Sirbiladze (1971–2016), including artists such as Lia Bagrationi, Mariana Chkonia and Sopho Kobidze.

The show then brings the story into the present day with outstanding figurative works by contemporary artists Anuk Beluga, Saba Gorgodze, Merab Gugunashvili, Gvantsa Jishkariani, Giorgi Khaniashvili, Niniko Morbedadze, Tamar Nadiradze, Temple Pharmacy and Nata Varazi. The result is an exhibition that offers a compelling insight into Georgian art and culture, and the emerging voices in the country amid rising political and social upheaval.