MUSEUM FEST: Keti Kapanadze - 8 Minutes

Date: 19 May 2018 – 20 June 2018

Museum: Tbilisi History Museum

On May 15-30, due to the International Museum Day, we present the Georgian National Museum festival which is dedicated to the 100 years anniversary of the Democratic Republic of Georgia.

Within the frames of the festival, Tbilisi History Museum will host the exhibition of Keti Kapanadze's artworks "8 Minutes".

Keti Kapanadze graduated from the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts in 1990. She was the co-author of the first contemporary art-magazine "Signal" in Tbilisi.

Keti Kapanadze participated in various exhibitions: Ludwig Museum, Germany; Zimmerli Art Museum, USA; Hamburg National Gallery and many more. 80's is the beginning of her creative life; she was the first female artist who started to work on conceptual photography in Georgia.

The project "8 minutes" enhances the artist's question - Who are we and where do we come from - this question is not related to our history or genetics, it relates to the Earth, the Sun and the galaxy.

For the artist, the greatest mystery is the process of producing a word - its origins and ways of reflection in our consciousness.  How does the phonetic frequency take the form of the word? What is the world itself? How does it describe the meaning and how does it become its own symbol? The symbol is the same as code, and the code can create geometric or other structures. We often hear that the information is energy, is the word energy or it only describes it? It's impossible to answer these questions definitely because our consciousness is like a flower, which never fully blossoms. In her works, the author focuses on the individual. This form turns into Keti Kapanadze's conceptual method where photography becomes the way of expression.

The exhibition is implemented within the project "Contemporary Art Gallery".

On May 19, at 10 pm, discussion and conversation with the author will be held within the frames of the exhibition.

Opening: May 19, 20 pm

Duration: May 19 - June 20

Address: I. Grishashvili 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

*You can also buy tickets online:

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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