"Evidence. A New State of Art"

Date: 25 May 2018 – 26 August 2018

Museum: The National Gallery

Georgian National Museum and the Embassy of Italy to Georgia, within the Museum Fest, present the exhibition "Evidence. A New State of Art".

From May 25, GNM National Gallery will host the exhibition of Garuzzo Institute for Visual Arts - presenting contemporary Italian artists' artworks created since 1950's. 

Time, history and memory have always represented a fundamental chronographic space for retracing or tracing out the paths of art, for charting the trajectories and consequences of the contemporary art system. The exhibition "Evidence. A New State of Art" aims to provide a concentrated, significant map of the current art scene in Italy.

The exposition reveals how artists, from the 1950s to the present day, have continued to investigate - through research and analysis - in order to build structures of sense and of appearance of a narration that is always attentive to the forms of time. The exhibition bears witness to the variety of experimentations underway - from relationality to lyricism, from material to performance, from fluidity to resilience. 

The exhibition is participated by 18 artists: Nino Migliori, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Giulio Paolini, Mimmo Paladino, Luigi Mainolfi, Marisa Albanese, Eugenio Giliberti, Pierluigi Pusole, Botto & Bruno, Alberto Di Fabio, Adrian Tranquilli, Paolo Grassino, Marzia Migliora, Perino & Vele, Giuseppe Stampone, Domenico Antonio Mancini, Elisa Strinna and Fabrizio Cotognini: all of the above are fundamental figures for a phenomenological approach to the study of the time, place and identity of Italian contemporary art. 

The exhibition provides a clear trace of a production of forms that offer a possibility of different worlds, of visions, a constellation of artists who speak of entirely singular intentions, reflections, and experiments. It is precisely here that the strength of this exhibition lies, the construction of a story, of a concise but effective narration of Italian contemporary art, through different generations compared and contrasted. It is a story in which various languages, techniques, signs and symbols are intertwined. Different media showcased at the exhibition is a kind of a story in which drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, video and installation represent a complex sample book that reproduces a multifarious, heterogeneous universe of the experiences of the current art scene in Italy.

This project is the result of close cooperation between the Italian Embassy and the Georgian National Museum and is implemented in the frames of the Georgian governmental project Check-in-Georgia. This initiative is supported by: From Italy - Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and program "VivereALL'Italiana". From Georgia - Ministry of Culture and Sport of Georgia, Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, Georgian National Tourism Administration. Also, DBA, Salini Impregilo, VTB Bank, Leonardo, Gulf, Anas.

This project is the result of close cooperation between the Italian Embassy and the Georgian National Museum and is implemented in the frames of the Georgian governmental project Check-in-Georgia. This initiative is supported by: From Italy - Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and program "VivereALL'Italiana". From Georgia - Ministry of Culture and Sport of Georgia, Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, Georgian National Tourism Administration. Also, DBA, Salini Impregilo, VTB Bank, Leonardo, Gulf, Anas.

Duration: May 25 - August 26
Address: Dimitri Shevardnadze National Gallery, Shota Rustaveli Ave. 11, Tbilisi, Georgia.


◆ Working Hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 10 am - 5:30 pm
Entrance Fees:
Adults - 7 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, Friends of Museum, "Culture Card" owners, museum employees, people with limited abilities, internally displaced persons (IDPs) and socially unprotected persons.
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