Brilliant Dilletantes: 80`s German Subculture

Date: 06 March 2018 – 27 March 2018

Museum: Tbilisi History Museum

Georgian National Museum and Goethe Institute present the exhibition "Brilliant Dilletantes: 80's German Subculture" at Tbilisi History Museum.  

"Brilliant Dilletantes: 80's German Subculture" is a traveling exhibition by Goethe Institute, which has been showcased in various museums and exhibition halls around the world.

The Brilliant Dilletantes is a modified name of the concert held in 1981 in the "Tempodrom" Arena in Berlin and marks a short period of artistic expansion. The art institution circles were nourishing tendencies of experimenting and using electronics for disparate purposes. At the same time, the emphasis weakened on artistic skills, while the whole space was dedicated to the complementary experiments.

Emerging galleries, magazines and clubs and free production of music with its accompanying concerts - all this indicated the start of new era, which was distinguished by popularity of autonomous authors and experimental appeals.

In the lyrics of music, the English language was replaced by German, so the protagonists of that time left the mainstream and started radical changes with revolutionary slogans. Alternate artistic circles gained international recognition and popularity through the loud protests and deliberate provocations.

The interviews, videos and photographs, audio-texts, publications, posters and artifacts presented on the exhibition will introduce the visitors to the subcultures of German 1980s.

The exhibition reflects the wider scale of the above-mentioned subculture on the background of the works of seven musical bands, as well as artists, cinematographers and designers from western and eastern Germany. The exhibition presents the protagonists as well as the crossing points of artists in different cities and their associations. Special attention is paid to the trends in art, cinema, fashion and design.

Curated by: Mathilde Weh, Goethe Institute, Munchen

Concept: Mathilde Weh and Dr. Leonhard Emmerling, Goethe Institut, Munchen

Opening: March 6, 6:30 pm

Duration: March 6-27, 2018

Address: Tbilisi History Museum (Karvasla), 8 Sioni Str. Tbilisi, Georgia.

Admission is free at the opening!

Entrance fees on the next days:
Adults - 5 GEL
Students - 1 GEL
School Children - 0,5 GEL 
Friends of Museum - Free
Children under 6 - free

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Free to: ICOM members, "Culture Card" owners, museum employees, people with limited abilities, internally displaced persons (IDPs) and socially unprotected persons.

Note: visitors receiving special benefits or free admission privileges should present relevant documents

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