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Friday, February 29, 2008
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
at Priska C. Juschka Fine Art
Monday, February 25, 2008
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Saturday, February 23, 2008
In the center is shown Duru Khurtsilava, who lived in Zugdidi (Megrelia) and got problems with dictatorship in former Soviet Georgia, came up in prison. He was so strong, that smashed the door of his prison cell and brought it to the director of the Prison. He managed to escape several times as well. He later got killed for unknown reasons (maybe it was organized) in prison. Later was written a book about him and in about 1988/89 a fim "Duru".
Collage, size 56 x 42 cm, 2008
Friday, February 22, 2008
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Photograph courtesy of Pridon Beroshvili at Indurta.com
Horse Races are playing an important ritual role in the Mountain Regions of Georgia, especially in Khevsureti and Tusheti.
Alex is on track of the tradition of the Georgian Mountain People and has two very interesting posts. One is pretty weird and a bit absurd from a Horse Race Alex followed as a visitor
the other goes deeper into the origins and impact of the Horse Race in Khevsureti as a part of that culture:
Thank you Alex for your research !
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Monday, February 18, 2008
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Photo Session with Lela Meparishvili above the town Rustavi
After living in
I started dreaming about the historical grounds in Old Tbilisi and suddenly to my mind returned a lithography about a Caucasian Horse Thief, which I made in 2005 at Aslan Tsitaishvilis work shop at
A while back 6-7 years ago I had quite some problems to avoid my own three horses stolen in Kakheti. Rumours were afloat, that if your horse had been stolen, you could still try to buy it back at a certain hidden base near Kvareli, if you failed, you never saw it again, but the thieves brought them for sale via the narrow passes to
Out of these memories, out of my love to adventures, to
My upcoming show at Baia Gallery Tbilisi starting on March 28 is intended to give a survey of my artistic discoveries in 2007 and on that romantic theme “Horse-Thief-Sayat-Nova-Street”.
Hans Heiner Buhr, February 2008
Digital Collage, Hans Heiner Buhr, 2007
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Timo Vogt, Abkhazia
Timo Vogt, Kazbegi, Gergeti
Timo Vogt, Sokhumi
Timo Vogt, Tskhinvali
I am proud to welcome Timo Vogt and his Photo Agency Randbild in the Art Club Caucasus International. Timo travelled the whole Caucasus Area various times and fell in love to it. He has a talent to catch situations, which look at first glance common, but develop to a true time witness/ Zeitgeist photo with a deeper look. Timo will marry his girl-friend Tine in June in Germany, our best wishes to them from the Club.
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Graf Oto von Rubin, painter
Alex JTB, photographer, ethnographer
Timo Vogt, photographer
Pridon Beroshvili, data base developer and one of our hosts
Christian Stübe, photographer
Hans Heiner Buhr, painter
Lado Pochkhua, painter and Elizabeth Eagen, photographer
If you name should be here, please contact me. Hans
Edition of 10
Edition of 10
Stephanie with her son Felix
I am very proud that Stephanie joined the Art Club Caucasus ! Stephanie is from Dresden and lives now in Leipzig. She is making marvelous wood cuts and is presented by Gallery grounded, more info here: http://www.grounded-art.com/kuenstler/Haupttext/Stephanie_Marx%20eng.htm
Stephanie is a partner of the Artists Group Hoch+Partner, CV and more works here:
Monday, February 11, 2008
AUSSTELLUNG: Bilder voller Alltagspoesie. Georgische Fotografin Marika Asatiani stellt in der Residence Blumen aus. (in Leipzig)
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Pridon Beroshvili is our newest member and also our host in Tusheti. Pridon is married to a Tush woman, they have two kids. He is working as a Data Base Developer in Tbilisi and his hobby are hunting rifles. ( http://guns.ge )
He is active in supporting the reconstruction of a very old church in Kakheti, more info here on
Ok, after Herr Holger John joined the Club as the best living German drawer a short time ago, today joined the Art Club from the same famous town of Dresden, the best living German painter (at least too me, and a few others) Herr Andreas Thieme.
I am incredible glad, as he told me, that he tries to join our little party in August, despite his duties in the studio. He said, he will eventually do some small drawings in Tusheti :-)
Willkommen Herr Thieme !
The artist lives and works in Tbilisi, Georgia, where she was born in 1975. After her studies of monumental painting she devoted herself to smaller formats and video works that were shown in diverse exhibitions in Georgia. Her works are journeys into silent strange worlds – thanks to concentrated observations from an unusual perspective, and thanks to their references to Georgian everyday life. Apart from her work as artist Maka Batiashvili is member of the Georgian Artist Group and curates and organises political actions.
"Art is not only a means of pleasure, but also expression and establishment of freedom, the relation of the internal world to the surrounding environment (…), the conflict of idealism and realism, the relation between the existence and non-existence. The mentality of the artist is always related to the events around him, because these events create the art." (Maka Batiashvili)
Sunday, February 10, 2008
I hope that all of our members, who do want, can join our first Reunion. You should come to Tbilisi at around 15th or 16th of August. We stay 2 easy days in Tbilisi, to show you some studios and Art Cafes and then we move slowly to Kakheti, the Wine Region in Eastern Georgia, where we will have some glasses of wine, probably, we will stay in the village Alvani at different houses of my friends.
Then we go up in the mountains to Tusheti, and stay there 6-7-8 days, then we go back down, and the next day back to Tbilisi. Then you are free to enjoy some more time in Georgia, independent or in groups or all together, f.e. at the Black Sea beaches or somewhere else, but that will not organized by myself, as artists are against too much organizing I guess ;-))
So, we go to Kakheti on 17th of August and are back in Tbilisi probably by 26th or 27th.
If you are sure, that you want to join, please drop me a message at firstname.lastname@example.org
All photos are by Trix Zürcher, Switzerland, who joined our last Cattle Drive in September/October 2007
See the whole set of Trix' photos here
Have fun !
Hans Heiner Buhr
I met Oleg yesterday for the first after his return from a 3 month stay in Amsterdam, he is a must in our Club, and is our newest member
He is one of the finest guys around I was lucy to meet.
Oleg will have a big show End of May, around the 26th, at the Georgian Embassy in Den Haag with around 40 paintings. I post details as I inquire.
Oleg has no website yet, but a couple of his works can be found at Flickr here
Saturday, February 9, 2008
New Works by Guy Richards Smit, who has a Solo Project with Fred, London at Arco 08, Madrid, February 15-17th, 2008, HALL 09 STAND 273
FRED [London] Ltd.
45 Vyner Street
London E2 9DQ
T: +44 (0)20 8981 2987
F: +44 (0)20 8981 8912
and here more about this particular project at Fred's Gallery
Alex came over from Brussels and we had some cool talks about the Club. He will stay here until late Autumn, maybe even settle in/near Tbilisi together with his wonderful mother.
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Sławomir Gębczyński, From the series "Disposibles"
I am very glad to add
Sławomir Mściwoj Gębczyńskito the Art Club Caucasus, a fresh young artist from Szczecin, Poland
He describes himself as Journalist, Painter, Artist and Poet.
See Slaveks works at his blogs
Sławomir Gębczyński, From the series "Disposibles"