Public opening on 22nd of December at 18.00 hours.
22-25 December 2011 at Atoneli street 18 A
Public discussions and presentations on 22, 23 and 25th of December, exact
program will be announced on the opening.
Pirimze building was built in 1971 in Soviet Georgia. It had 6 floors and
handworkers all kinds were employed there. Basically everything could be
repaired in Pirimze: shoes, watches, glasses, jewelry, bags, suitcases, belts,
hairdryers, kitchen machinery; Knifes and scissors could be sharpened, hair
could be cut and shoes polished; Sewers of fur, leather and fabric would sew
individual closing for costumers.
In her research Sophia Tabatadze collected all sort of information about Pirimze.
This collection consists of architectural sketches of old and new Pirimze; Photos
and videos of numerous smaller shops that emerged bearing the same name
Pirimze scattered in the surroundings of original Pirimze; Information about the
location and photographs of old Pirimze from the architectural books and
newspapers; Drawings made of the construction during the transition from old
to new Pirimze; Photos and video collages made by former workers and
interview with people who worked there.
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