FAR OFF Cologne art fair features Georgian visual artists

  • The FAR OFF fair was created to showcase works by young contemporary artists. Photo: Michael Schaab/FAR OFF fair.
Agenda.ge, 25 Apr 2017 - 18:27, Tbilisi,Georgia

A group of contemporary artists will present an archive of Georgian video art at a German fair focusing on emerging international creators and galleries starting this Thursday.

Launching in Cologne, the FAR OFF 2017 fair will host about 20 galleries and projects including Georgian Video Art Archive, a collection of works by Georgian visual artists.

The project will present a dozen creators from the country including Anna and Tamar Chaduneli, Zura Tsopurashvili and Aleksi Soselia.

See the 2012 video installation work ‘Holo’ by Ana Chaduneli below:

The display will represent the online archive project serving as a repository of about 400 works by over 90 artists created since 1980s.

The archive functions as a mediator of knowledge about the development of Georgian video art and aims to categorize and preserve these works, and ultimately, to provoke a new discourse in the cultural sphere of the country”, says a summary of the project by its organisers.

Featuring the archive’s more recent artwork, the Cologne fair will showcase exhibits created since 2000.

The Georgian Video Art Archive project serves as a repository of works by contemporary visual artists from the country. Photo: FAR OFF fair.

The FAR OFF 2017 fair was designed to involve a display of contemporary fine art, installation, performance and sound art, among other disciplines.

We are focused on showing inspiring artists, together with the participating galleries and art spaces”, said organisers in preview of this year’s event.

The event will feature performances of experimental music genres, film works and audiovisual creations.

The German fair will also serve as a meeting point for artists, curators and collectors. Photo: Michael Schaab/FAR OFF fair.

Curated by Maria Wildeis, Jonathan Haehn and Alisa Berger, the exhibition is also aimed to work as a meeting point for art professionals and collectors.

The 2017 edition of the fair will run in Cologne through April 30.