CCA-Tbilisi has initiated an idiosyncratic dissemination platform: a Triennial not only implying visual art, but also including a focus on art education and its related forms of research.

1st Tbilisi Triennial – Offside Effect
19 October–20 November 2012

Curators: Henk Slager, Wato Tsereteli

The ultimate ambition of the Tbilisi Triennial Offside Effect is to map a variety of practises in the form of activities, economics, methodologies, and strategies all connected with the experimental field of artistic thinking. Various curatorial tools will be deployed in Offside Effect. Firstly, four keynote artists are invited, i.e. artists who have demonstrated in their renowned practices to be able to articulate a critical stance with respect to art academies and art education in order to develop a work contributing to the debate intended by the Triennial.

The four invited keynote artists are:

Hito Steyerl (in collaboration with a.o. Giorgi Gago Gagoshidze, Studio Miessen, Alwin Franke, Leon Kahane and Vincent Grunwald. Location: State Academy of Arts)

Stephan Dillemuth (in collaboration with Max Schmidtlein, Maximiliane Baumgartner, Mirja Reuter and Lisa Schairer. Location: Georgian National Museum)

Anton Vidokle (in collaboration with a.o. Boris Groys, Keti Chukrov and Ekaterina Degot. Location: Europe House)

Marion von Osten (in collaboration with Bessa Kartlelishvili. Locations: CCA TbilisiLiterature Museum).

Secondly, a similar albeit a more institutional, context-bound question was submitted to artists from various international and leading experimental platforms, i.e. they were asked to demonstrate and disseminate their specific view on visual art, art education, and research in the form of a presentation. Their projects will be shown in various locations in Tbilisi:

10 Dodo Abashidze St. 0102 Tbilisi, Georgia

Henning Lundgvist, Ei Ei Kyaw, Gabriel Barbi (selected by Juergen Bock, MaumausLisboa);

Crypt Project (in collaboration with Nikolaus Hirsch, Mark von Schlegell, Timothy Furey, Erik Lavesson, Nik Geene, Jonas Leihener – Staedelschule, Frankfurt);

Mildred’s Lane New York (a collaboration between Mark Dion and J. Morgan Puett);

F+F Zurich (a collaboration between Daniel Hauser and Marie-Antoinette Chiarenza).

Georgian National Museum:
1 Lado Gudiashvili st. Tbilisi, Georgia

Tiong Ang (in collaboration with Natalia Calderon, Despoina Demertzi, Ryan de Haan, Zeynep Kayan, Pedro Kok, Alejandro Ramirez, Marina Stavrou, Wang Shihui  – MaHKU, Utrecht);

Rene Francisco (in collaboration with Ruth Castro – ISA Habana).

Literature Museum:
8 Giorgi Chanturia st. 0108 Tbilisi, Georgia

Inci Eviner (in collaboration with Şafak Çatalbaş, Didem Erk, Orkun Aksoy – Kadir Has, Istanbul);

Annette Krauss (in collaboration with Hyun Ju Chung, Laura Pardo, Marina Stavrou, Maiko Tanaka, Sofia Montenegro, Jan-Maria Colpani, Katrine Smets, Simone van de Hulst, Anja Groten, Miya Yoshida and Christian Nyampeta – MaHKU, Utrecht);

Kim Jisun and Seung Hee Lee (selected by Young June Lee – Kaywon College Seoul);

Informal Master Program CCA Tbilisi (Galaqtion Eristavi, Aleksis Soselia, Tamar Muskhevilishvili, Mariam Natrosvhili, David Jincharadze, Ana Beridze, Mika Motskhobili);

Berhanu Ashagrie Deribew (in collaboration with Mulugeta Gebrikidan, Michael Tsegaye, Mihret Kebede, Helen Zeru, selected by Lucrezia Cippitelli – Addis Contemporary);

Sami van Ingen in collaboration with Jan Kaila ­– Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki.

Europe House:
1 Freedom Square, 0105, Tbilisi, Georgia

Visual Culture Research Center Kiev (Olga Bryukhovetska, Oleksiy Radynsky, Lesia Kulchinska and Sehiy Klymko);

AICA Yerevan (coordinated by Nazareth Karoyan)

Rainer Ganahl in collaboration with Tina Bepperling.

Forum: 19–20 October

Goethe Institut, Tbilisi
16 Zandukeli st. 0108 Tbilisi, Georgia

Preceding the Triennial’s opening—October 20, 6–10pm—the participants will further elucidate and discuss their perspectives, insights, and institutional environments during a two-day forum. In addition to the above-mentioned participants, a number of speakers and referees will be added to the program such as Irena Popiashvili, Razvan Ion, Sabina Shikhlinskaya and Mick Wilson.

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