Contemporary art exhibition commences in Tbilisi

"Life Of Objects" by Mary Mattingly 2012-2013, from the "House and Universe Project", digital print, USA., 06 Nov 2014 - 17:20, Tbilisi,Georgia

Lovers of modern art have the chance to enjoy numerous art installations created by artists from all over the globe in Tbilisi’s annual contemporary art exhibition Artisterium.

The capital city’s historic Karvasla Museum will host Artisterium – the 7th Tbilisi annual International Contemporary Art Exhibition and Art Events, organised by Georgia-based non-governmental art organisation Artisterium Association.

The exhibition will launch tomorrow, November 7, and end on November 17.

The event is composed of international exhibitions, individual art projects, as well as educational and cultural programs. Artists, artist groups, curators and art critics from 15 countries throughout the South Caucasus, Turkey, Europe, USA and Asia will feature in the exhibition.

This year the theme of the exhibition is the phrase "Houston, we have a problem” – a famous line in the 1995 hit film Apollo 13.

"Houston, we have a problem” is a genuine report of a life-threatening fault allegedly communicated by all members of the USA Apollo 13 moon mission to NASA's Mission Control in Houston on April 13, 1970.

Exhibition insiders said in the exhibition context the phrase "Houston, we have a problem” could be linked to all kinds of malfunction that may cause disorder, frustration and chaos within a ‘system’ which is understood here as a set of interacting and interdependent components forming an integrated whole.

The concept of "Houston” as a universal saviour suggested an investigation of possible ways to face problems and to examine the questionable existence of "Houston”, a place where all troubles can be worked out by someone else.

Artisterium is supported by the Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia, the British Council, Goethe Institute, the French Institute and various embassies working in Georgia.