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Saturday, August 15, 2009

Fest i Nova International Festival Of Contemporary Art Garikula'09, Akhalkalaki, Georgia

Art Villa Garikula

Fest i Nova will host artists from Austria, France, Georgia, Netherlands, United States of America.

The "Foundation of Revival and Development of Cultural Heritage of Shida Kartli / Georgia" will launch this year a new Festival of Contemporary Art in the Art Villa Garikula / Ahkalkalaki (5th of August - 25th of October '09). The Chairman of the Foundation - Karaman Kutateladze - will host artists from Austria, Georgia, France, Netherlands and the United States of America. The artists are invited to realize individual projects in the frame of the given context "pavilion". The goal of each project is to create a specific platform in order to faciliate the exchange of artistic views as well as to stimulate different practises of contemporary art.

The first part of the International Art Festival "FEST I NOVA - Garikula '09" will start on August the 5th with the Austrian project "ici GARIKULA", followed by American, Dutch, French and Georgian presentations.

An exhibition - dedicated to Kirill and Ilia (ILIAZD) Zdanevitch - will take place at the National Museum of Georgia, in collaboration with the French Embassy in Georgia, the Centre Alexandre Dumas and ART VILLA GARIKULA.


AUSTRIA / Simonetta Ferfoglia & Heinrich Pichler (gangart), Gilbert Bretterbauer, Tina Bepperling, Isabel Becker and art critic Carola Platzek.

FRANCE / Jean Dupuy, Emile Laugier, Aurele "Lost Dog" and Elisa Fantozzi

GEORGIA / Oleg Timchenko, Guga Kotetishvili, Vakhtang Bughadze, Karaman Kutateladze, Givi Nonikashvili, Nino Morbedadze, Rezo Gogolashvili, Gogi Okropiridze, Vakhtang Tsereteli, Koka Ramishvili and Mamuka Japaridze

NETHERLANDS / Anouk Sluizer, Jeanette Groenedaal and Zoot Derks


Nanuka Tchitchoua, Travis Wade Ivy, Eva Salina Primack, Aurelia Shrenker

Fest i Nova's new guest:


Human Emotions documented visually by international artists using film or video.

By employing the largest palette of creative possibilities, film and video artists from around the world strive to externalize those complex driving forces that we all enjoy and endure and that bind us, as humanity, together despite our differences.

Joas Sebastian Nebe "Losing control" Germany (57sec)
Behjat Omar "Bird" Kurdistan/UK (01:14)
Bijan Moosavi "Urban ride" Iran (05:50)
Robertina Sebjanic & Nika Autor"Niro"Slovenia(02:16)
Danny Germansen "Isolation and loneliness" USA (01:59)
Alison Williams(with Lisa Walker) "White as snow" RSA (02:07)
Agricola de Cologne "Silent cry" Germany (03:05)
Lemeh42 "Et dukkehjem" (Faticart Group - Italy)(02:19)
Luca Curci & Fabiana Roscioli "Impossible love" Italy(06:07 )
Anders Weberg "Undisclosed beauty" Sweden (03:13)
Masha Yozefpolsky "Error lips" Israel (03:34)
Irina Gabiani "The slaves of the system" Luxembourg (02:29)
Bill Millett "The book" UK (06:46)
Debbie Douez "Sadness" Spain(02:18)
Richard Jochum "Mama" USA (01:34)
Alberto Guerreiro "Absent" Portugal(03:30)
Michael Chang "Concerto azzurro" Denmark(06:10)
Maryam Fakhimi "Untitled(In the name of God)" Iran (09:20)*
Mads Lungdahl "The source" Denmark
Michal Brzezinski "Mnemosyne" Poland (14 min..)
Karina Smigla Bobinski "Routen" Germany

Karaman Kutateladze / GE

Curators and coordinators of projects:
Tina Bepperling / A
Isabel Becker / A
Gogi Okropiridze / A
Guela Tsouladze / F
Ketevan Kvinikadze / GE
Ketevan Okropiridze / GE
Maya Simonia / NL
Nanouka Tchitchoua / USA
Alison Williams/RSA
Irina Gabiani/L

Revaz Gogolashvii / GE
Khatuna Mzarelua / GE

Revaz Apkhazava / GE

Partners & Sponsors:

Ministry of Culture, Monuments Protection and Sport of Georgia
Federal Ministry for European and International Affaires of Austria
Federal Ministry for Education, Culture and Sport of Austria
French Embassy in Georgia
Centre Culturel Francais Alexandre Dumas
CGCCA Centre for Global Coordination of Culture and Art
PCN Platform for Cultural Networking

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