From April 18, Art Palace of Georgia hosts the exhibit called ’Lights, Camera, Magic’ featuring movie posters and memorabilia from some of Hollywood’s biggest names. The exhibit is organised by the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi and it is a movie memorabilia from 1992 onward. The U.S. Embassy has collected posters, scripts, sheet music, costumes, and props from these films to tell the story of how the professionals collaborate to create the magic of a Hollywood film. Many of the items are signed by actors and directors like Clint Eastwood, Spike Lee, and Danny DeVito. See Batman’s batarangs, and read a special letter from Harrison Ford to the people of Georgia.
The event is the very first in a series of events occurring in different cities of Georgia to celebrate the 25th anniversary of U.S.-Georgian diplomatic relations.
The exhibition will run until April 24.
On march 31, with the support of Goethe Institute in Georgia, Art Palace opened a new exhibition - ’Maelstrom: Franz Mark, German Expressionism and Modernism in Georgia’.
(Multidisciplinary research within the exhibition environment)
As a basis for the idea of exhibition a small-size book published in Tiflisi (Tbilisi) in 1926 was taken, representing a collection of Georgian Symbolist-Expressionist writer Grigol Robakidze’s early dramas. A basis for the cover design of the book is Franz Marc’s famous canvas “Tiger” (1912). At the exhibition the works created by Irakli Gamrekeli, Kirill Zdanevich, Lado Gudiashvili, David Kakabadze, Beno Gordeziani, Petre Otskheli, Elene Akhvlediani, and other artists tell us about the united strong wave of theater and cinema, literature and art created by the epoch of Modernism. The exhibition reveals that Georgian avant-garde art of the epoch of Modernism finds one of the powerful sources in German Expressionism.
Author of idea and curator: Ketevan Kintsurashvili
Exposition and graphic design: David Janiashvili
Video and sound installation: Giorgi Janiashvili
An exhibition of the works of some of the world’s most prominent artists: Pablo Picasso, Wassily Kandinsky, Franz Roubaud, Maximillien Luce, and one of the founders of Georgian realism - Gigo Gabashvili opened at Art Palace, Tbilisi, on February 18th.
The artwork belongs to the private collection of Davit Kobakhidze, a US based art collector. They were purchased from Sotheby’s and Christie’s, among other famous auctions.
From December 24th, Art Palace Tbilisi showcases "Christmas Tale" market, the work of a group of Georgian artists who aim to revitalize the old tradition of Georgian decorations Christmas and New Year. Many figurines will be replicas of those currently in museum archives.
Visitors to the Christmas fair will have a chance to buy glass decorations created using old Georgian techniques, along with traditional blue Georgian tablecloths, paintings of Christmas and New Year themes, pieces of jewelry and lights.
December 9th, 5pm, Georgian Art Palace presents the “Nostalgia, pluralia tantum” Exhibition by a famous Moldavan journalist and artist Vasile Botnaru.
Vasile Botnaru was born on the 12th of January 1957 in a rural teacher’s family. He graduated from the Faculty of Journalism in Chișinău and in Moscow (Lomonosov Moscow State University). He worked in all types of press related jobs. At present Vasile Botnaru is engaged in radio journalism. He is also a head of the Radio Liberty office in Chișinău. He also is a lecturer at the Journalism Faculty.
During his student years he got involved in graphic arts. Although he has no academic education in this field, the community of artists recognized him as an original and special painter who got known due to his wine painting technique.
His works were repeatedly presented not only by Moldovan and foreign press but also in poetry books of many Moldovan authors. Vasile Botnaru’s works were exhibited in Romania, France, Germany, Italy, Canada, China, Latvia and Estonia. In 2016 he presented his works together with Romanian and Moldovan artists in Brussels, at the European Parliament.
Vasile Botnaru is a recognizable artist in Moldova. He began his graphic experience working with ink. Then he used coffee and wine in his paintings.
Various series of works in mixed technique are presented at this exhibition.
The painter explains the title of the exhibition this way:
“Past and future are alive in each person at the same time. Present is like a neck of an hourglass through which the sand passes in the clepsydra from the upper to the lower cup. Memories and dreams are bound in ourselves. We elevate, distinguish and lighten up places and events that comprise the stained glass of our memories. Unrealizable dreams of the present intertwine for being implemented in the future.
A collection of unique historical costumes worn by Georgian nobility went on permanent display at the Art Palace museum this week.
Adorned with precious stones, details and accessories, the royal dresses created centuries ago were brought back from near destruction by a group of expert restorers and will now be available for public viewing.
The display showcases five costumes that were worn in Georgian theatre and cinema productions that were created between the 18th to 20th Century.
The masterful designs became a vivid part of the historical film and stage productions they appeared in but were later left languishing in decaying archives, until recently.
Within a project to save the items of cultural heritage, the damaged costumes were studied by a team of two experts who then spent six months strengthening their decaying fabric and adding original details.
Included among the exhibits is a costume of Georgia’s 12th Century ruler Queen Tamar, created by celebrated late theatre designer Simon Virsaladze (1909-1989) based on a fresco of the Queen found in Vardzia cave complex in Georgia’s south.
Art Palace of Georgia invites you to the solo exhibition of a legendary painter - Karlo Kukuladze. The opening event will take place on November 22, 2016 at 7 pm.
The exhibition will showcase about 80 sketches and paintings created by an artist while working in the Georgian National Opera and Ballet Theatre of Tbilisi, as well as Moscow Academic Theatre.
Except of exhibition, the presentation of the artist’s bilingual catalogue also will be held in the palace. The audience will receive Kukuladze’s best works gathered in a catalogue. The catalogue’s publication is funded by Tbilisi Centre of Cultural Events and it issued by the Art Palace of Georgia.
The exhibition will last until December 7, 2016.
In an agreement signed between Google and Art Palace (the Georgian State Museum of Theatre, Music, Cinema and Choreography), the Art Palace of Georgia will now be able to showcase its unique exhibits on one of the world’s Cultural Institutes online platform.
Launched in 2011, Google Cultural Institute is “an effort to make important cultural material available and accessible to everyone and to digitally preserve it to educate and inspire future generations.”
Tbilisi’s Art Palace treasures will become a part of a virtual family where the works of Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, Caravaggio, Van Gogh and others are showcased.
Art Palace is the first organization in Georgia to become a member of the Cultural Institute. Paintings, unique pieces of applied art, cinema and theatre costumes, manuscripts, porcelain and many other exponents are now available for viewers to see in the smallest detail by using the online zoom feature.
Cartu Fund has pledged to give 20,000 GEL to the translating and printing of historical material that connects Georgian King Erekle II (1720-1798) to Europe through 500 plus newspaper articles dating from the mid-1700s.
The newspaper articles were discovered by Art Palace Director, Giorgi Kalandia, in 2014 whilst looking through the British Library archives from the National Library of Ireland for references to Georgia.
At a time when Ottoman and Persian forces were a great threat to both the European continent and to Christianity, the Christian prince of the eastern provinces held particular fascination for the British press.
Through a series of letters and reports received from Venice, Petersburg, and other cities between the Ottoman Empire and Britain, we discover the exploits of King Erekle (known as Prince Heraclius), often exaggerated, sometimes contradicted, but nearly all painting him as a heroic, strong figure defending Christianity from the ‘barbarian hordes.’
The King Erekle project will perhaps be the first of a collection on Georgia in the Foreign Media, as other articles from the mid-1600s to the late 19th century have been identified in both Britain and Germany awaiting collection and translation.
An exhibition featuring the works of hyperrealist designer David Dron opened at the Art Palace of Georgia on Friday.
Watercolor and pencil drawing of automobiles, ships and various portraits will be on display during the week-long exhibition.
Dron is a first year student at Tbilisi’s International School of Design and had previously studied industrial design at the State Academy of Arts. As an up-and-coming artist, Dron gained praise from the chief designers of famed-Italian car companies Ferrari and Lamborghini in 2012.
Dron’s conceptual and industrial designs have also caught the attention of several art centers, including the European School of Design in Germany.
The exhibition will be held at Tbilisi’s Art Palace until July 8.
On 23 June, an art exhibition of world-renowned American author and artist for Marvel’s Daredevil, Alias: Jessica Jones, and Kabuki- David Mack opened at the Art Palace in Tbilisi.
The exhibition showcases Mack’s career in comics and graphic novels. The artist will exhibit interior sequential art for Daredevil and Kabuki, as well as covers for Alias: Jessica Jones and Fight Club 2.
Mack, known for his unique painted and collage-like work, began publishing Kabuki in 1994 with Caliber Press, and later moved the series to Image Comics. It is now released through Marvel Comics’ Icon Comics.
He completed the first book, Kabuki: Circle of Blood, while still in college. Mack has also worked on other Marvel Comics publications, including Alias, New Avengers, and White Tiger.
He also created the promo for the movie Mission Impossible 4 and works for MTV, as well as creating animations and characters for various gaming companies.
Mack is exhibiting his cover painting for Fight Club 2, personal works and portraits of popular people. Among them are pictures of Prince and David Bowie.
On May 21st, at 11pm, in the framework of museum week, Art Palace of Georgia opened its doors to all visitors by conducting a series of large-scale events. On the millennium Palace wall there was performed a beautiful light show. Alongside with the light show, the spectators were able to read the excerptions from the works of Shota Rustaveli and William Shakespeare. Partners of the project are the Ministry of the Culture and Monument Defence of Georgia, British council, Georgian National Book Centre, David Agmashenebeli University of Georgia, Shota Rustaveli Institute of Georgian Literature and European School.
This year is the 400th year since the death of William Shakespeare and the 850th since the birth of the Georgian genius Shota Rustaveli. To celebrate, the British Council in Georgia has decided to pay tribute to these two great names through a number of interesting events. The series was opened on Shakespeare’s birthday and death day – 23rd of April, at Art Palace of Georgia. One of the main aims is to expand awareness of Shakespeare in Georgia and of Rustaveli in the UK. We spoke to Maia Darchia the Manager of the Program of Arts for the British Council in Georgia to find out more.
“This project marks the legacy of the two geniuses Shakespeare and Rustaveli. Everyone knows about Shakespeare, whose works are timeless and relevant today but few may know that Rustaveli, born in the 12th century, is as iconic for Georgian people as Shakespeare is for the English people.”The British Council launched one of the most important parts of the project – an online survey of the most popular quotes of Shakespeare and Rustaveli. It is bilingual and anyone interested can vote for their favorite quote at www.britishcouncil.ge/shakespeare-and-rustaveli
The project is financially supported by the Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia, together with the Art Palace museum, Georgian National Book Center, Tbilisi State Arts Academy, European School, Tbilisi City Hall, and David the Builder University. One of the main goals is to connect the younger generations with these remarkable creators through joint efforts.
The vote for your favorite quote is on until May 15.
Art Palace of Georgia receives a ‘Special Mention’ of the Jury in the 2016 edition of the EU Prize
for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards, for an outstanding contribution to the
conservation and enhancement of heritage that recognized the quality of preserved historic
paintings, furniture and other elements.
This year the Heritage Awards Juries have presented Special Mentions to 16 heritage
achievements from 11 European countries. The Special Mentions are given to projects with
outstanding contributions to the conservation and enhancement of heritage which are
particularly appreciated by the Juries but not included in the final selection to receive an
The museum’s nomination for the awards was collectively prepared by the Ministry of Culture
and Monument Protection of Georgian, the National Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation
of Georgia and Georgia’s national committee at the International Council of Museums (ICOM)
and the US Embassy in Georgia.
Representatives of the Art Palace were invited to attend the awards ceremony at the Zarzuela
Theatre in Madrid, Spain on May 24.
Uniting 400 member organizations and 1500 individual members from about 50 countries,
Europa Nostra worked to ‘save Europe’s endangered historical monuments, sites and cultural
landscapes’, as well as staging annual awards recognizing cultural preservation.
TBILISI - Precious antique items from many of Georgia’s historic noble families will for the first time be exhibited and sold at Georgia’s Art Palace.
David Lazashvili, the collector who first became interested in acquiring antique pieces from Georgia’s ruling class in 1985 while in the southern Russian city of Astrakhan, will display artifacts from the Bagrationi, Mukhranbatoni, Chavchavadze and Amilakhvari families.
The exhibition also brought together French, Russian, Spanish and Chinese items including imperial vessels belonging to Tsar Nicholas I, paintings from Spain’s Bartolomé Esteban Murillo school and Faberge eggs designed for Russia’s Romanov Dynasty.
Visitors will also be able to see 18-19th century Russian paintings.
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Spain, Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo, met with his Georgian counterpart and other top officials of the country and visited the Art Palace of Georgia on February 28-29. The Spanish Minister announced the opening of a Spanish Embassy in Tbilisi and supported the European integration of Georgia.
The director of the museum Giorgi Kalandia acquainted the Spanish Minister with the history and culture of Georgia and palace. While seeing the unique collection of the museum Mr. Margallo was delighted with the outstanding costume of toreador and with the exhibited paintings of the contemporary painter Avgusto Dalamo.
George Gegechkori an adviser of the minister of culture and monument protection of Georgia gifted the portrait of Spanish monarch Carlos XV to the guest.
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of artist Joseb Sumbatashvili, the Art Palace (Georgia State Museum of Theatre, Art, Cinema and Choreography, Kargareteli St. 6), has published a catalogue in his name and will be holding an exhibition of his paintings until December 20th.
A ‘Master of Light and Color,’ Joseb Sumbatashvili dedicated his life and creative work to the theatre. During his life, he decorated more than one hundred and fifty performances in Georgia, Russia, Germany, the United States of America, Poland, Bulgaria, Korea and others. He is known to have decorated the staging of many of Shakespeare’s works performed in 1940s Georgia and Russia.
A comprehensive book on the life and works of Akaki Tsereteli was officially presented at the Ministry of Culture on November 25.
Akaki Tsereteli (1840-1915) was a prominent Georgian poet and national liberation movement figure who was born in the village of Skhvitori, Imereti region, West Georgia, to a prominent Georgian aristocratic family. He was a good friend of Ilia Chavchavadze, a Georgian progressive intellectual youth leader, one of many of a generation who actively protested against the Tsarist regime and campaigned for cultural revival in Georgia.
Tsereteli is the author of numerous patriotic, historical, lyrical and satiric poems and stories, as well as an autobiographic novel. He was also active in the educational, journalistic and theatrical spheres.
The bi-lingual book, in Georgian and English, presents the well-known Georgian poet from the perspectives of those who knew him best. The 220-page catalogue includes more than 500 illustrations, most of which were previously unknown to the general public, and is made up of eight chapters which include the author’s life as a well-known poet, as well as less well-studied and discussed details. The text was put together from letters, newspapers and other materials kept at the National Center of Manuscripts and the Pushkin State Museum of Skhvitori.
Giorgi Kalandia, Director of the Georgian State Museum of Theatre, Music, Cinema and Choreography (Art Palace) and his dedicated team of researchers, translator and editor, were the ones to make the new book on Akaki Tsereteli a reality - a beautifully bound display- through photos and descriptions- of the life and times of the grand poet beloved of the Georgian nation.
The largest-ever catalogue of paintings of the Caucasus by 19th Century German artists is being unveiled in Tbilisi by Georgia’s Culture Ministry on October 5 2015.
German Painters and the Caucasus is a collection of works by German painters who travelled through the region for various missions before the advent of photography, making their paintings of the Caucasian landscapes and towns the oldest visual representations.
The works included in the album, most of which are previously unpublished, were selected from the archives of the Art Palace, Georgian National Museum, Zugdidi’s Dadiani Palace and private collections.
It is the largest collection of its kind, featuring world renowned artists including Friedrich Frisch (1813-1886) who made paintings of several Caucasian locations while travelling with Russia’s Emperor Alexander II. Other painters in the catalogue are Paul von Franken (1818-1884) and Franz Krüger (1797-1857).
Some of the paintings that feature in the album were part of the Tbilisi Art Palace exhibition German Painters and the Caucasus, held at the Museum in July 2015.
On 26th of September, with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Monument protection of Georgia,the exhibition of XXth c. profound opera singer Feodor Chalipin was opened in the Art Palace of Georgia. Possessing a deep and expressive bass voice, he enjoyed an important international career at major opera houses and is often credited with establishing the tradition of naturalistic acting in his chosen art form.
During the first phase of his career, Chaliapin endured direct competition with two other great basses: the powerful Lev Sibiriakov (1869–1942), the more lyrical Vladimir Kastorsky (1871–1948). Lokking back to the history, it is apparent, he greatly managed to overcome all obstacles and remaind as the most powerfull and valuable figure in Opera history. The roots of Chaliapin’s career is connected with Tbilisi, Georgia. In 1915, he was aworded by the honourable citizen of Tbilisi, while saying his speech he admited: ’For the life I was born in Kazan and for the music I was born in Tbilisi’.
The Art Palace of Georgia hosted the personal exhibition of renowned Georgian artist Irakli Parjiani- the Gospel of Mark and John. The manuscript book Gospel of Mark and John was created during the 1980s and presents an important example of contemporary Georgian art and a XX century unique monument of cultural heritage. Work on the book took place during Soviet times and thus was linked to a number of risks and threats. The presentation of the completed work was almost impossible at that time.
The exhibition is held for the first time with the assistance of the Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia and the Baia Gallery on the initiative of Parjiani family. The paintings will be exhibited at the Art Palace from September 5th to September 20th.
The painter intended to rewrite the four chapters of the gospel but was not able due to his untimely death. The painter, poet, and laureate of the National Award and Pirosmani Prize was born in 1950 Mestia, Svaneti, and died at age forty-one in 1991.
Art Palace of Georgia for the first time hosted an exhibition of 19th century German painters, with exhibits of both national and private collections being displayed side-by-side.
The collection of Dadiani Palaces, Art Palace, Archil Gelovani and Lasha Kurava have been united as a one in an exhibition entitled: “German Painters and the Caucasus.” The paintings of Friedrich Frisch, Franz Krьger, Richard Zommer, and Paul and Helen Franken depict numerous towns and countryside views throughout the Caucasus region. The canvases are not only of aesthetic value but of historical importance also, representing as they do depictions of 19th century Georgia and the people living and working at that time. A special exhibition catalogue is also to be published by the Art Palace.
Georgian-German relations have a long story and grew particularly strongly during the 19th century. Such artists of the time are known to have been deeply engaged with the cultural life of Georgia, bringing European values to different aspects of social life throughout the country.
On June 26, ‘Leaves of life’ - a commemorative evening of Giuli Chokhonelidze has been arranged in the Art Palace of Georgia.
On June 11th, info tour was held for the representatives of Georgian travel agencies. They saw as permanent as temporary exhibition halls, listened the historical past and future plans of the museum and assented to bilateral collaboration with the Art Palace, which means that they will give an opportunity to tourists visiting Tbilisi to see Art Palace and its unique treasury.
On May 17, the event dedicated to an honoured actress Zeiko Botsvadze was held in the Art Palace of Georgia, which was supported by the Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection.
The bas-relief of prominent figure, was opened in the Art Palace’s Garden for Immortals. Gatherd society recalled artist’s life and contribution to the Georgian cinema.
By performing an outstanding and memorable characters, an actress obtained deep love and respect of spectators.
“Repentance”, “Blue Mountains or Unbelievable Story”, “Iavnana”, “Paliastom” etc. This is the part of the list of Z.Botsvadze’s particular filmography.
On June 1, the event dedicated to the International Childrens’ Day was held in Art Palace of Georgia. Within the framework of current project ’Georgian Animation’ children were able to learn about the history of Georgian animation and its stages of development. After listening the lectures they were drawing and expressing their impressions on the paper. As a result, 41 best works from 2500 drawings were displayed in the garden of immortals and awarded by the deeds and presents from the Art Placae.
On May 29, Art Palace hosted Journalists from France. Guests viewed as permanent as temporary exhibition halls and drafted the articles for top-rated magazines such as www.madame.lefigaro.fr., „Le Point“, „IDEAT“, „The Good Life“ and „GALA“.
It is considerable that these journalists visited Georgia by the support of Georgian National Tourism Administration and Embassy of Georgia in Paris.
Every year since 1977 International Museum Day is organised worldwide around May 18. To celebrate this day, Art Palace of Georgia opened a new exhibition revealing the uniqueness of princes Dadianis’ treasury.
Costumed carnival which was ended with the beautiful fireworks, was held in the garden of immortals.
The exposition is special as it represents extremely valuable items: the equipment of Ekaterine Chavchavadze-Dadiani’s working table; China cutlery of Niko Dadiani, Fraje candlesticks, prints, unique sabre collection of David Dadiani, photos etc.
The exceptional exhibit is the bronze death mask of Napoleon I (1769-1821), which was casted by the great leader’s private doctor Antommarchi in 1833 in Paris. It is considerable that the mask was brought in Zugdidi Georgia by the help of Salome Dadiani-Miurati.
On May 17, the event dedicated to an honoured artist and the owner of a medal of honour Guram Lortkipanidze was held in the Art Palace of Georgia, which was supported by the Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection.
The bas-relief of prominent figure, was opened in the Art Palace’s Garden for Immortals. Gatherd society recalled artist’s life and contribution to the Georgian cinema. He was one of the greatest artists who perfectly managed to leave an unforgetable impression on spectators. The played roles in the movies like ’Arachveulebrivi gamopena’, ’Tsisperi mtebi anu daujerebeli ambavi’, ’Racha Chemi Sikvaruli’ were exceptional in Guram Lortkipanidze’s work.
On May 4, the bust of honored artist - Omar Kelaptrishvili was opened in the Art Palace’s garden for immortals. The event was supported by the Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection.
Summed guests reminded Kelaptrishvili’s work and contribution for his nativeland.
Omar Kelaptrishvili was genial even in his lifetime. The owner of many international prize greatly managed to spread the name of Georgian folklore outside the Soviet Union. He esteablished instrumental ensamble ’Rustavi’ and ’Iavnana’ which’s name later was modified into ’Kelaptari’.
The presentation of the seventh volume of the edition ’Ilustrated History of Georgia’ was held in the Art Palace of Georgia. The name of a new volume is ’Georgian Cinema and Theatre’
The author of the book is the doctor of humanities George Kalandia. As for the edition, it was published by the publishing house ’Palitra L’.
The visual reconstraction of Georgia’s history unites the real and significant historical facts of Georgia in one big series and reveals it separatly according to the theme in one book. Each volume can be purchased with the newspaper ’Kviris Palitra’ for the special price.
On April 25, Rusudan Petviashvili’s personal exhibition was opened at the Art Palace of Georgia. The exhibition will last for two weeks, after which the paintings will be on display in Paris and Saint-Tropez.
Rusudan Petviashvili, a world famous Georgian artist, began painting at tender age of two and had her first exhibition at the age of 6. Starting from Moscow she displaed her works in Viena, Budapest, Madrid, London, the USA etc.
When she turned 13, she had an exhibition in Paris. This was followed by numerous exhibitions in Austria, Hungary, Spain, UK and USA. Editions of “The Knight in the Panther’s Skin” and “Georgian Folk Fairy Tales” were released with her illustrations.
The painter is included in a book published by the Cambridge Biographical Center titled 2,000 Outstanding People of the 20th century. The beautiful gospel displayed at Sameba Cathedral was also painted by her. Editions of “The Knight in the Panther’s Skin” that is illustrated by R. Petviashvili, is often called ’a silent prose’.
On April 15, the exhibition of a modern German painter Werner Rudiger was opened in the Art Palace of Georgia, by the support of the Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia.
Despite the fact that in the 1980s Georgians were rarely allowed to enter Tao Klarjeti, German painter Werner Rudiger did just that. His aim was to paint historic monuments there, most of which no longer exist or have since changed completely, thus the painter made an exceptional contribution to Georgian culture as the painting reveal historical/cultural artefacts of that period.
The exhibition consists of 40 paintings.
On March 15, on the initiative of the National Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation of Georgia 15 canvases by Niko Pirosmanishvili were transfered from N. Pirosmanishvili State Museum. It is considerable that the originals were being exhibitied at the Art Palace of Georgia for the first time after 1978. Among the collection is a graphic sketch by Pablo Picasso of Pirosmani, painted in 1972. This is the first time that Tbilisi has witnessed the Georgian painter’s exhibition on such a scale. The exhibition was attended by the Minister of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia, Mikheil Giorgadze, Director of the Niko Pirosmanashvili State Museum, Anzor Madzgarashvili and other important guests.
On March 7, the event dedicated to Iakob Tripolski was held in the Art Palace of Georgia, which was supported by the Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection.
The bas-relief of prominent figure, created by Levan Vardisanidze was opened in the Art Palace’s Garden for Immortals. Guests were able to survey as private photo-albom of Tripolski as his photos rivealing the working period in cinema and Marjanishvili theatre. Two costumes were also exhibited on the event.
Iakob (Iasha) Tripolski has been working in Marjanishvili theatre for 40 years.
იაკობ (იაშა) ტრიპოლსკი მარჯანიშვილის თეატრის სცენაზე ორმოცი წელი იდგა. იგი პარალელურად მთარგმნელობით სამუშაოსაც ეწეოდა. თარგმნიდა პიესებს, პოემებს. აღსანიშნავია, რომ ბერნარდ შოუს "პიგმალიონი", რომელიც მარჯანიშვილის თეატრში დღესაც ანშლაგით იდგმება, სწორედ იაკობ ტრიპოლსკიმ, მოსე ქარჩავაძესთან ერთად თარგმნა.
The creative group of the movie ’Tangerines’, which was nominated for Oscar 2015, visited the Art Palace of Georgia, on 4th of October. The protagonist (Misha Meskhi) and the director (Zaza Urushadze) of the movie shared their impressions from the 87th Academy Awords, Dolby Theatre.
The organisatores of the meeting were Georgian National Film Centre and Art Palace of Georgia.
On February 27, the anniversary of professional ballet founder, choreographer and honoured artist Vakhtang Chabukiani was held in the Art Palace’s hall called George Balanchini. The moments from the Chabukiani’s work was shown on a big screen and the visitors were able to see his fantastic and sophisticated art. Especially for this day, dancers from Chabukiani state ballet school performed compositions from different plays.
On February 24, Art Palace of Georgia and Georgian National Film Centre made a memorandum according to which the two organizations will support the development and protection of Georgian cinematography.
On February 22, the exhibition of the photographer Kukuri Metreveli was held in the Art Palace of Georgia. The name of the photo-exhibition is ’Mtvare-Mziani Javakheti’ that is dedicated to the historical background and cultural heritage of the region Javakheti.
To collect 160 photos the photographer needed several years. Vani, Kvavebi, the fortress of khevtvisi, the caravansary of Pokani and many other historical monuments’ photos were represented on the exhibition, which gave visitors an opportunity to travel in the beautiful part of Georgia.
On Jenuary 14, the fireplace ’Venera’ is a model of applied art that is made in the factory of Bronislav Lisovski by the masters of Russian imperator. ’Venera’ is the only one in the world and it was previously placed on Iamanidze street in the building of Abkhazian football federation, which in early XXth c. belonged to the Count Oldenburg. On July 9, 2014, an investigator Vano Jakhua found out the masterpiece and announced to the administration of the museum. Because of artistic value of the fireplace Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection and the administration of the Art Palace made a decision to disassemble the fireplace and move it to the museum. The project was implemented by the support of the Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development and the Football Federation of Georgia.
On January 29, the presentation of the film ’Zakaria Paliashvili’ was held in the Art Palace of Georgia by the support of the Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia. The author of the documentary is George Kalandia and financial support belongs to the company ’Borjomi’. Among guests with the staff of the museum were musicologists and musicians.
On August 8, the presentation of the portrait of Ana Bagrationi was held in the Art Palace of Georgia by the support of the Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia. The author of the portrait is the painter Ilia Repini and it was donated to the Art Palace by the famous investigator and public figure Igor Obolenski. The book of I.Obolenski, titled as ’The destiny of beauty’ that contains the biography of Ana Bagrationi, was also represented to the society.
The exhibition of the famous painter Nino Chakvetadze was opened in the Art Palace by the support of the Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia. Visitors were able to purchase interesting manual things like invitation letters, little glass angels, dolls etc. Guests were delighted by the New Year table that was laid specially for the exhibition. Wine glass of David Sarajishvili, tableware of Jakob Gogebashvili, ’Ram’ of Ekaterine Chavchavadze were the decorative items for the table.