Culture
Sopo Nizharadze's new photo session in café
04 February, 2014
Singer Sopo Nizharadze posted several photos from her new photo session on her Facebook page.
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Restoration of “Hunting in India”
30 January, 2014
The Pirosmani’s “Hunting in India” is one of his largest and most extraordinary paintings. It depicts two tigers, a bear and a wild boar in a tropical wood. It has not been restored since the 1930s, when it was damaged and in poor condition. Because of its size, restoration is tough. However, now Nana Managadze and Evelina Karseli are restoring the painting. Georgian Journal talked with Managadze, who believes there are other Pirosmani paintings that need restoration.
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Fated Shavgulidze Family
30 January, 2014
On 20 January, forty days will have passed since the death of sculptor Nukri Shavgulidze. To commemorate it, friends and family members have arranged a solo exhibition of his work now at the Academy of Art of Tbilisi.
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“Don’t let anybody deceive you!”
30 January, 2014
A generation was keen on the works of Irakli Charkviani, a man who called himself The King to provoke the public. After his death, I decided to visit the family from which someone so free, gifted and different came. I have often watched his father Gela on television. His talent, beautiful voice and charm are admirable, and impress Georgians of all generations. In a presentation of his opera Nargiza, he performed all his works while accompanying himself on the piano. Afterwards he agreed to an interview.
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Rocking the “cradle of wine”
23 January, 2014
By hook or crook, by science and archaeology, Georgian government intends to dig up or nail down the “cradle of wine,” and prove it is not in a neighboring country. Still, in the wide world of wine there must be room enough forthe Georgian and Armenian wine cultures. Already from the north Georgia is encroached upon along its “creeping” border with Russia; surely to the south it is not too late for peace in our time.
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Destruction of Institute of History and Ethnology
23 January, 2014
The strategically important Institute of History and Ethnology is endangered. Ministry of Education has announced that it will be removed from the list of organizations financed by the state and will not have a permanent budget. The Institute is supposed to work on the grant system, but that will cause many problems – and the institute is even losing its building. Georgian Journal talked to the director of Institute of History and Ethnology, Vazha Kiknadze, about the problems.
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‘The Other Kancheli’ jazz concert and 4 famous musical notes from the composer
16 January, 2014
Tbilisi Concert Hall hosted a jazz concert titled “The Other Kancheli”, organized by Autograph, the fund for supporting art.
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Talking art with Ilya Chitadze
16 January, 2014
Though the center of the art world, New York can be sometimes seem a wasteland of artistic development, causing many artists to look for a market in other American cities.
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New York Times publishes a review of ‘In Bloom’
13 January, 2014
The New York Times published a review of Georgian movie ‘In Bloom’, directed by Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Gross.
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