A glance at the Center of Contemporary Art in Tbilisi
Author: By Nikoloz Nadirashvili
Open every day, excluding Monday, from 1 to 7p.m., the Center of Contemporary Art in Tbilisi (CCA-T), provides a multitude of activities related with various art fields, including exhibitions, triennials, consulting, tourism-related services and research.
Khatuna Khabuliani, art critic and co-founder of CCA-T explains that her colleagues and she had been feeling that Georgia lacked the unity and space for initiating various joint projects for creating an authentic art production. So they decided to establish the CCA-T, making it a reality on October 1, 2010 thanks to the generous financial support from TBC Bank and the SDC (Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation).
The Center’s Research Department is oriented on developing the contemporary art space by overlooking and systemizing the art era of the 20th century, the period when authentic and unique art was censored by the Soviet government.
“We provide a unique atmosphere for motivated and creative students to demonstrate their ideas and artwork in front of an international audience and get them strongly attached with 21st century tendencies,” says Wato Tsereteli, director of CCA-T, “We not only provide various kinds of support for native artisans and potential mediators, but also offer international students the chance to join our hub. For example, we are partnering with Binz 39, an organization based in Zurich.”