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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Waltz Darling Malcolm McLaren

Soldier of Fortune- Dandy- Glücksritter drawing by Holger John


By Irma Sharikadze

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Learning from Bildzeitung !

From montag

Yesterday I read on one of my favorite +- 800 followed blogs, that 2009 will be (not) the Year of Twitter, no, but, the year of Video ! Wow, wasn't video for a long time integrated, we think ? Yes, it's used wildly since the big days of Youtube but maybe not with the documentary and artistic power and with the network potential this medium has.

A small+easy to use VideoCam called Flip is a huge success in the US (Thanks to Oprah, who also gave Twitter a boost recently) and Bild, the biggest German+European yellow press news paper reinvented Flip for a much cheaper price, called Vado, nice name btw, and selling it very successfully on Amazon for under 70 EUR. Bild now gets videos from all over Germany by its readers. Jeff Jarvis covers this development on his blog with "Flipping for the Flip" + 2 interesting video interviews 

Lets take on this nice idea. Sure all of you have a little videofunction in your cell phone or photo camera (I even consider to get myself a Vado) and can shoot a minute or two about you and your studio, show us the progress of a recent work or things which you inspire. 

Post them to Youtube and embed here or send them to me and I'll do it.

Lets interact more closely. Give me your ideas of our video-network. 

Lets TWITTER ;-) 
I know some Art Club related Twitterers:

Lela Meparishvili:

Any other Art Twitterers ? Please post in the comments !

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Chlöe Sevigny for Myself

Jonathan Meese DictatorBaby at BORTOLAMI

Meese performs (This Banana comes from Congo) part 1 in English

Jonathan Meese - part 3

part 4

part 5(+one of the best parts)

Meese and me

Meese at Tate Modern

Meese Links Videos The dictatorship of Art is the Holy Grale

in no particular order

Das Revolutionsbaby Scarlett Johansson...

Hermann Vaske's interview with Jonathan Meese

Liesst Heidegger "Sein und Zeit" in rasanter Geschwindigkeit

Jonathan Meese - tate modern london

Jonathan Meese - Zarathustra

Meese and me

Jonathan Meese - "EZRA POUND"

Meeses Manifest

von Kunst und Macht

The dictatorship of Art is the Holy Grale

Meese on Nature, Art, Society and the new rule of Art over society (in German)

I wished we had an English translation for the non-German speakers for you ! Another great speech is here: (Kunstkontakter)

Update: Artists on Horses !! now on video

last Saturday live and now on video here

Die können auch anders!

Cool, Manzur !

Monday, April 27, 2009

Horse Thief Issues

From Art Club Caucasus works by various artists

This is Maya Green on horse back, an Australian artist I met in Georgia back in 1996, who gave me a great time this evening with the hint to discover the famous, but to me so far unknown, paintings on the Horse-Thief-Bush-Ranger-Australian-Legend-Theme of Ned Kelly by Sidney Nolan ! Wow ! I think when digging very very deep in my conscious, I heard of both of Nolan and of Kelly. But to be honest, that was a real discovery to me !

The famous bushranger Ned Kelly inspired Australian painter Sidney Nolan on a lengthy series of paintings imagining images in the bandits life - leading him to great pictoral inventions.

Sidney Nolan, The Slip. Source: Wikipedia

Ned Kelly's short life is so extraordinary packed with adventure that you should take the time (+-20 min) to read on in one of the best !! Wikipedia Articles I ever experienced.

Sidney Nolan got inspired by that colorful and violent short life, and I can imagine not a minor role played that strange Don Quixote like armor Kelly wore in the Australian bush fighting the State Police:
"At about dawn on Monday 28 June, Ned Kelly emerged from the inn in his suit of armour. He marched towards the police, firing his gun at them, while their bullets bounced off his armour. His lower limbs, however, were unprotected and he was shot repeatedly in the legs." Wikipedia

Kelly on Horse: Source: Nolan Gallery

See more images of Nolans series here:

and here a slide show of 24 works (Burke and Wills Series, great camels + desert !)

There is a book on Amazon I ordered already:

(Contact me for if you are in Tbilisi to see it)

I  am fascinated to have discovered this theme of the "Horse Thief" again in a way very unexpected, thank you Maya !!

Hans Heiner Buhr, 2007, from the Horse Thief Series

Goya's elephant with three skulls by Lado Pochkhua

Sunday, April 26, 2009


From Art Club Caucasus works by various artists

From Art Club Caucasus works by various artists

From Art Club Caucasus works by various artists

New Member Nino Tskvitaia

Hello Nino, welcome to the Club of Clubs !

Nino runs a nice blog at

and what is very interesting, Nino is not only an Artist, but also a Banker

~~~~~We find that wonderful, Nino ;-))

Enjoy our network  and post your works and ideas here often !

Portrait of photographer Lela Meparishvili by Hans

From Art Club Caucasus works by various artists
meet Lela at 


Leggy ladies - 1956 commercial

Saturday, April 25, 2009

A faked "Horse Thief" and a real T-Shirt

First we have this

Cattle Drive Tusheti by Trix Zürcher

then this

From Art Club Caucasus works by various artists
then this

From Art Club Caucasus works by various artists

then this

From Art Club Caucasus works by various artists

and now you can wear it ;-) It's all imagination

US Customers please look here:

EUR Customers please look here:

Original Foto by Trix Zürcher, Design by Hans

Father with bride, Armenian Church Tbilisi

From Art Club Caucasus works by various artists

You Are A Pig by new kids art dealer

You Are A Pig, originally uploaded by new kids art dealer.

Saint George

From Art Club Caucasus works by various artists

Franklin's comment on criticism

and on the big general problem of art today:

"Given the track record of the last forty years, it's not impossible to imagine that art will never significantly influence the culture at large again. The primary driver of visual culture (not just art, but design, illustration, and any man-made thing with a visual element) right now isn't a style, it's a tool—the computer." more of this note at here

Friday, April 24, 2009


From Art Club Caucasus works by various artists

manzur kargar - guitar
johannes einfalt - programming
henrik drescher - vocals
oliver gröne - guitar


2 5 . Ap r i l 2 0 0 9
2 1 : 0 0 Uh r

Ha l l e am Wa s s e r
I n v a l i d e n s t r a s s e 5 0/ 5 1
1 0 5 5 7 B e r l i n

Eka Ketsbaia @Academia+ 19 Chardin Street

From Art Club Caucasus works by various artists

Opening: Saturday, 25th of April, 6pm

Sophia Tabatadze at Archidrome Tbilisi

From Art Club Caucasus works by various artists

Silk Museum, 28 April, 18.00

Thursday, April 23, 2009

The Magyar Girl by Lado Pochkhua

pastel on paper 2009, Budapest

Angel/lugger/tightrope walker

'Pinups' series - Dungeness beach - Kent U.K.

bghl 1/100 gif anima

From Art Club Caucasus works by various artists

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

black ice negative 2

From Art Club Caucasus works by various artists

Bloglovin Test

Follow my blog with bloglovin´

Spring in town

From Art Club Caucasus works by various artists

near the kitsch-border

near the kitsch-border

Will Slow Art help us to survive the Time Warp ?

Ivan Pope describes the interesting idea on his blog about saving artistic quality and dignity through slowing down and calls it Slow Art. The question to me is, if art created outside the real-time conditions today can measure up, if it can have a real impact on us. I know Ivan as a fast producer of art, concepts, ideas and projects - in fact I doubt the seriousness of his proposal a little bit, because he himself wound need to change into someone very opposite. Please read his interesting concept first and then lets have a little discussion !

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Road to a Paradise you don't know probably

From Art Club Caucasus works by various artists

I can tell you that this is in the country Georgia, located in the Caucasus, East of the Black Sea and West of the Caspian Sea. Image: Jan Mongard

Different ways to share your images on Twitter

General Leselidze

General Leselidze, originally uploaded by grijsz.

It was a short but nice time with you, thank you, painting,

From Art Club Caucasus works by various artists

See our followers on Twitter here, what a great gang of creativity !

Get your twitter mosaic here.