Multimedia show launches Tbilisi’s KHIDI club art space

The multimedia display ‘In-between Conditions’ is centred around linkage between art, science and tech. Image: Inbetweenconditions on Facebook., 10 Dec 2018 - 17:37, Tbilisi,Georgia

A brand-new space for contemporary art has launched at Tbilisi’s KHIDI underground club with a multimedia display linking contemporary artistic practices with technology and science.

KHIDI — Contemporary Art Space, which is set to host artistic events and showcases on the third floor of the popular club venue, debuted on Friday with In-between Conditions, an exhibition and project involving dozens of creatives based in Georgia and abroad.

Bringing together 18 works by individual artists and collectives, it is centred around a new “diversity of creative expression” stemming from modern technological development and communication, organisers said.

Artwork displayed at the exhibition has been curated from creations by dozens of artists and collectives. Photo: Inbetweenconditions on Facebook.

Artwork selected by curators for the show have been picked to showcase the artistic currents influenced by tech and science that has reshaped “contours of everyday life” around the world.

The exhibition In-between Conditions addresses the local context, orienting around questions such as: What are the conditions we exist in? Or: What will the conditions be, wherein our daily life constantly changes?”, a summary for the project noted.

Works selected for the exhibition include creations that feature audio and visual elements viewers are able to interact with.

Visitors are also introduced to previously exhibited artwork that has been restored in a bid to link the show to a historical perspective, curator Khatia Tchokhonelidze told reporters.

The contributions from dozens of artists involved in the display have been curated by Tchokhonelidze alongside Giorgi Spanderashvili and Vato Urushadze.

Viewers photographed in the newly launched space during the display. Photo: Khatia Tchokhonelidze/'In-between Conditions' photo documentation.

Spanderashvili said in his comments the curators had worked to represent artistic practices that differed from those usually showcased in contemporary shows, by underlining close links between art and technology, seen through work in both fields by the featured artists.

The group show will be accompanied by live performances, workshops, presentations and displays at the new art space, seen as a platform dedicated to intersection between electronic music and various artistic directions.

In-between Conditions is open to the general public on Tuesdays and for club visitors during events on Fridays and Saturdays. The display will be on through February 23.