2018 is an important year for the historical memory of Georgia: the centenary of the founding of the first Georgian Republic, but also the centenary of the death of the outsider artist Niko Pirosmani. Over the past century, the country has undergone a series of profound changes and iconoclasms, but the legacy of Pirosmani has grown from outsider artist into a national icon.
Life Through Cinema and cARTveli Art Foundation are inviting a young generation of Georgian film-makers, video-artists and video-curators to show their work in the light of the most recent changes. Coming from the new and analytical field of visual culture, their evolving practice reflects upon the issues of cultural inheritance within transformative and ever-changing socio-political and cultural landscapes. The video art programme includes the screening of the video works ‘Architectural Exchange’ (2017) and 'Pirimze' (2015) followed by a brief presentation of the Georgian video archive, and concluding with a Q&A led by a Film Curator, Gareth Evans. refreshments and the screening of the feature film ‘Pirosmani’ to follow later.