"Ground-breaking" exhibition on Georgian-Abkhaz conflict to open at Tbilisi's Literature Museum

Photographs of missing persons from the conflict. As of 2017, over 2,000 people in Georgia were still looking for their relatives or loved ones missing since the war. Photo: Nino Alavidze/agenda.ge.

Agenda.ge, 03 Oct 2019 - 19:28, Tbilisi,Georgia

A "ground-breaking" exhibition will bring photographs, videos and other material from both sides of the Georgian-Abkhaz divide to explore the devastating early 1990s conflict in a Tbilisi display starting this Friday.

Never-before-seen video and audio interviews, photographs, newspaper articles from the time and other exhibits will be at the city's Literature Museum for the public to see and review the years that have had major impact for Georgian and Abkhaz communities and the region as a whole.

The event - titled The Corridors of Conflict. Abkhazia, 1989-1995 - brings to the space materials collected by Abkhaz researchers in Sokhumi, the capital of the province that was the hotspot of the 1992-1993 war and is now occupied by Russian troops, and their Georgian counterparts in Tbilisi, marking a rare joint occasion for citizens divided by the administrative line.

The researchers got involved in the work five years ago, with support of Conciliation Resources international organisation and Swisspeace research institute, organisers said.