The Tbilisi Initiative Prize, 2006
The Dutch artist initiative Orgacom issues a prize of 850,- Lari to groups or duo's of artists and designers (possibly combined with other disciplines or studies) that have the most imaginative proposal for an artist initiative in Tbilisi. The artist initiative should aim to create a door for artists to the world outside Georgia on a more long term basis.
The topics or themes of the initiative can be anything but it is advisable to create a topic or theme that goes beyond a space where friends can exhibit. The more precise and imaginative an artist initiative is, the more attention it can attract from other art organizations internationally. All students that want to participate in this contest should hand in their proposal next Friday at the NAC. Before Friday they can come to the NAC and talk to Dutch artist Teike Asselbergs about their ideas. Teike will help each group or duo to develop their ideas in the best way possible. She can also provide international contacts or examples if the projects need it. On the opening of the exhibition 'Georgia here we come!' the winning proposal will be announced.
All proposals will be shown in the NAC during the exhibition and in the Netherlands in the exhibition of Georgian artists in Expodium. The prize money should be spent only on realizing the winning idea in Tbilisi.
Teike Asselbergs/Elias Tieleman (www.orgacom.nl)
Presentation of all the proposals for the Tbilisi Initiative Prize, 2006
The winners of the Tbilisi Initiative Prize, 2006
The winning proposal for the Tbilisi Initiative Prize, 2006
(G.Tabatadze; T.Chapodze; I.Svanidze amd G.Doborjginidze).
For a long time our country had lost the touch with its history. This has left many empty spots in the mentalities of people. These spots are now being filled with other cultural signs. All of this causes many paradoxical and hybrid situations, which are reflected in architecture, language and other social phenomena.
From this reality, the project creates an object to observe. We think it should be of an interest to expose what happens to different cultural products in our space.
This project is also meant for artists from around the world. They too should observe what forms does this phenomenon take in their home space and how it is expressed.
Artists who are in different cultural environments will then send to each other visual and verbal materials. As a result of this kind of exchange, these materials will appear in an environment, non-organic to them, causing hybrid situations.
The materials which will be created as a result of the interaction may than be sent to the international political organizations, institutions etc.
Handing out the First Prize for the Tbilisi Initiative Prize, 2006 by Teike Asselbergs