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We are pleased to be presenting a comprehensive exhibition of works by the Georgian artist collective Bouillon Group at basis from September 14 to October 14, 2018. The opening is on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 7 pm.
The collective, made up of Natalia Vatsadze, Teimuraz Kartlelishvili, Vladimer Khartishvili, Konstantine Kitiashvili, Ekaterina Ketsbaia and Zurab Kikvadze, was founded in 2008. In their performances, most of which are carried out in the public sphere, the Bouillon Group artists reference the multilayered Georgian culture, as well as scrutinize and critically analyze the reality of life in post-Soviet Georgia. With its explicitly performative approach, the Bouillon Group focuses on transcending the boundaries between life and art, between artistic and public sphere. By drawing on regional traditions in its performances, the collective transfers these rituals into new, supra-regional contexts, thereby opening up new historical and social levels of meaning.
In the context of the exhibition Bouillon Group will be performing their Social Aerobics trilogy. Furthermore a selection of older projects in the form of video documentation will be presented in the show, which is the first in Germany to provide an extensive overview of the collective’s works.
Social Aerobics Performances:
13.09.2018, Religious Aerobics, 7:30 pm
14.09.2018, Protest, 3 pm (at Willy-Brandt-Platz/ Märchenbrunnen)
11.10.2018, The Strategies for the Weightlifters + Artist talk, 7 pm
curated by Christin Müller
In collaboration with the Creative Georgia (and Georgian National Book Center), on occasion of Georgia’s appearance as the Guest of Honour at the Frankfurter Buchmesse 2018, with the generous support of the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia.