Suze May Sho (Rosell Heijmen, Jessica Helbach, Connie Nijman) is working on a book that will adress questions, about life and culture in Tbilisi today.
The book will not strife to be complete but will deal with questions and observations that need to be shown. Questions like:
What does Tbilisi look like/ show me the city?
What is the substance of Tbilisis cultural map?
What part can Modern Art play in Georgian society today?
How do artist cope in a very complex and changing political environment?
What defines Georgian Culture today, show me your traditions?
Suze May Sho will answer these complex questions by observation and reproduction.
Using mainly images and examples. A visual language comparable to sign language.
Etnography illustrated by Tbilisi's beauty's. The cultural map seen through the Georgian Yellow Pages. Changing society made visible by the absence of Soviet buildings and their West-European replacements. Red and white fencing, examplary for this complete and radical make-over.
‘Bruggemans Garden’, 2006
(with Nicka Chkhaidze)
|A long long time ago in India, a very rich and powerful maharadja built the most beautiful palace. He ordered his men to travel to Europe and bring back the most beautiful woman for his Harem. The regiment traveled from country to country and selected the most astonoshing beauties.
In Georgia, returning to India, the karavaan received the unfortunate news that the prince had died, the woman where freed, and that is why Georgian woman are the most beautiful on earth.