Home HYBRID TBILISI – REFLECTIONS ON ARCHITECTURE IN GEORGIA
Exhibitions 29 September 2018 till 13 January 2019

HYBRID TBILISI – REFLECTIONS ON ARCHITECTURE IN GEORGIA

Location: Frankfurt Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM), Schaumainkai 43, 60596 Frankfurt, Germany Organizer: Deutsches Architekturmusuem, Creative Georgia Partner: Georgian National Book Center
Exhibition Concept Development: Director of Deutsches Architekturmuseum: Peter Cachola Schmal
Curator: Irina Kurtishvili
Design: Mario Lorenz

 
HYBRID TBILISI – Reflections on Architecture in Georgia
To celebrate Georgia as guest of honour of the Frankfurt Book Fair 2018 the DAM wanders through the Caucasian metropolis Tiflis. With the curator Irina Kurtishvili and other Georgian creatives, the layers of this contradictory metropolis are illuminated in a state of transformation that oscillates both geographically and spiritually between Europe, Russia, Turkey and the Arab states – between the Orient and the Occident. At the 2013 Biennale, “Kamikaze Loggia” drew attention to the city’s spatial overgrowth and its wild nightlife which seems to be succeeding Berlin’s. Spectacular new buildings contrast equally exciting late-Soviet form experiments, such as the Ministry of Road Construction, the icon of Soviet brutalism. Almost forgotten, palaces, administrations and museums of European architects from the beginning of the 20th century decay. Beside them, entire streets are reconstructed. A large demolition site of the Old, a factory of the New, an emerging, chaotic, confusing and fascinating city in search of itself.