The project of urban interventions undergo. the parallels will take place in Tbilisi, Georgia, from May 24 to June 3, 2012. It will be held in ten underground passages of the Georgian capital, hosting more than fourty local and international artists and architects. They will be dealing with the specificity of the site, the given architecture, its meanings and the relationship it creates with its subjects/users, expanding the way we understand, use, define and defend public spaces. By replacing an aesthetics of purification (often connected with public art) with a critical attention to the historicity of the concrete site, this project tends to open a public discussion about one of the neuralgic points of Tbilisi, inviting its inhabitants to contribute.
Tilmann Meyer-Faye, Stefan Rusu, studioBASAR, Alicja Rogalska, Katharina Stadler, Natalie Nebieridze, Agnieszka Pokrywka, Tamuna Karumidze, Hans Rosenström, Ludwig Kittinger/Fernando Mesquita, Mariann Opplinger/Sophie Hofer/Koka Vashakidze, Magdalena Kuchtova, Keto Logua, Irina Kurtishvili/Andreas M. Kaufmann, Vasili Macharadze, Niko Tsetskhaldze, Helmut Kandl, Kote Sulaberidze, Romana Schmalisch, Mamuka Samkharadze, Giorgi Kvinikadze, Nuka Megrelishvili, Michal Moravchik, Konstantine Mindadze, Max Kullmann/Jan Paul Herzer/Frauke Schmidt, Tamar Gurgenidze, Jonathan Karkut/Julie Scott/Torange Khonsari, Andrea Schneemeier, Urban Reactor, ART laboratory, Mariam Besiashvili/Tamar Caduneli
For more information about the project, please visit http://undergotheparallels.wordpress.com/
undergo.the parallels is organized by geoAIR (Tbilisi) with a support of Foundation Center for Contemporary Art (Kiev), OBERLIHT (Chisinau), UTOPIANA (Yerevan), OIKODROM (Vienna) and Slobodne veze/ Loose Associations (Zagreb).
Alicja Rogalska: Bread and Roses (2012)// Rose revolution Square, Tbilisi
Ludwig Kittinger/Fernando Mesquita: Untitled (Cleaning a window), Tbilisi
StudioBazar: Passage X// Kostava street underground, Tbilisi
Stefan Rusu: Guided Tour through Underground Art Interventions, Tbilisi
Tilmann Meyer- Faye: Andropov´s Ears// Rose revolution/Republic Sq, Tbilisi
FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT SPACES PROJECT/ Undergo. The Parallels segment/ YOU MAY FIND IN THE INTERVIEW WITH NATASA BODROZIC BELOW (hr) :
Project Undergo. The Parallels is part of an international cooperation project SPACES: Sustainable Public Areas for Culture in Eastern Countries. The SPACES project is financed by the European Union through the Eastern Partnership Culture Programme.