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Wednesday, July 30, 2008
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Thursday, July 24, 2008
"I am an artist and I am tired of spectacle.
I am fed up with 2 million plus dollars sculpture 'made' (by assistants, engineers, young artists) by persons with ex-modeling careers.
I am vaguely amused but oh so bored with pretty-boy nightingales with wide-open end-eyes and all that homosexual fucking into artstardom.
I am an artist with an MA and I am fed up of MAs and MFAs. I am bloody hell tired of meeting artists who have summarized their so-called statements to sound like cultural theorists.
I am absolutely horrified with artists with full time jobs who like secretaries know the language of how to write a good proposal that a critic-jury will approve.
I am most fed up with the utilitarian mindset that plagues us even deeper today it seems than ever.
I am tired of curators and their fingering masturbatory hand in all these...oh how they finger and finger the thing so that it may speak --and only speak-- precisely the distortions eminent in their own fastidious rhetoric.
I am no anti-intellectual but oh, how weary am I of artists who, listening incestous to curators rush about pretending art was some matter for sociology and the artist therefore, the sociologist-cultural-theorist.
I make art one may called visual but I know too visual art is and will never be near the power of poetry, the art of music nor even that of the novel. I know visual art is an industry brewed from a mesh of moneyed conceit being peddled by anxious-for-fame conceits.
Having said all these, I hereby DECLARE WAR ON ART.
I ask artists to say no to empty spectacle and sheer materialism;
I urge a move towards the romantic;
I urge a REFUSAL of our life as it is: GIVE UP your banal worries, your high-end rents apartments, your shallow living and expenses!
BE BOLD and have the courage to live by the spirit of art and ideas!
Make art, make it, make it towards great, meet with like-minds, stay up all night with madness and with the fever, drink wine, read voraciously, live simple!
LIVE AS ONE WITH THE BOLDNESS AND COURAGE TO BE A HUMAN BEING "
anything to add ?
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
Of course, he should go to the beautiful weddings of his friends.
But so as not to lose time, he should also do art.
Here is Lado Pochkhua's version of wedding photography as art.
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Konstantin Sulaberidze, Tbilisi 2008 at his opening
All Paintings by Konstantin Sulaberidze, appr. 50x60 cm, Oil on Canvas
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Born 31.03.1968 Tbilisi
1985-1995 Tbilisi State Academy of Fine Art
1991 “International Music Festival” Telavi, Georgia
1992 “Cultural Foundation of Georgia” Tbilisi, Georgia
1993 ”Tbilissi Gast Zu Koln” Gallery “K+K”, Koln, Germany
1994 “90s exhibition” Karvasla, Tbilisi, Georgia
1996 “Next to War”, Artist’s Central House , Moscow, Russia
1996 “Icon and Perception”, National Gallery, Tbilisi, Georgia (Catalogue)
1998 “Let’ s make things better” Karvasla, Tbilisi, Georgia
1999 “Affinity” (Project) Modern Art Gallery, Tbilisi Georgia
1999 “Stalin and Postmodern”, Karvasla, Tbilisi, Georgia
1999 “Big Atrophy” Project, “Old Gallery”, Tbilisi, Erevan, Moscow (Catalogue)
2000 “21 Painters in Paris” UNESCO, Paris, France, (Catalogue)
2000 “Border” International Festival, Magdeburg, Germany
2001 “Arc of Stability” Leningrad Blockade Museum, St Petersburg
2001 “Black and White” “New Art” Gallery, Tbilisi, Georgia
2003 “Transmission” Gallery “Priestor”, Bratislava, Slovakia, (Catalogue)
2003 “The Last East-Europian Show” Modern Art Museum, Belgrad, Yugoslavia (Catalogue)
2003 “International Festival of Digital Image” Prague
2004 “Information Box” (Project), Tbilisi State Academy of Fine Art, Tbilisi, Georgia
2004 23 Georgian Painters in London, Great Britain (Catalogue)
2004 Neo - Geo “Art Moscow” Gallery Gelman, MAF, Artist’s Central House , Moscow, Russia
2004 “Art-Caucasus” GTC, Tbilisi, Georgia (Catalogue)
2005 “Art-Caucasus” GTC, Tbilisi, Georgia (Catalogue)
2006 “International Art Festival” Azerbaijan, (Catalogue)
2007 “11 Georgian artists” Spectrum Gallery, London, Grate Britain (Catalogue)
2007 “Progressive Nostalgia” – Centro per L’arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy
2007 “Time of Storytellers” – Museum of contemporary art KIASMA, Helsinki, Finland (Catalogue)
2008 “Project of April” Silk State Museum, Tbilisi, Georgia
near Bakuriani, Tkhatskaro Pass, Georgia
more nice Wild Flowers here
Friday, July 4, 2008
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Painting, 100x80cm, 2008, oil on canvas - by Maka Batiashvili
Painting, 80x70cm, 2008, oil on canvas - by Maka Batiashvili
Painting, 60x80cm, 2007, oil on canvas - by Maka Batiashvili
Diashow (including her new drawings and paintings) >>>