Ana Gzirishvili, Salome Dumbadze, Nina Kintsurashvili, Lado Lomitashvili, Qeu Meparishvili
27.05.2022 - 15.07.2022
Artist curated groupshow hosted in old Tbilisi apartment. Georgia, 2022
Studio Gypsandconcrete, Tbilisi Georgia
The flat hosting the group show by artists: Ana Gzirishvili, Salome
Dumbadze, Nina Kintsurashvili, Lado Lomitashvili, and Qeu Meparishvili
has served multiple functions for five artists. For some it was a studio
space and a storage, for others a temporary shelter and a safe space for
discussions and thought sharing for all the exhibiting participants.
In places, with a lack of art institutions, artists come together to search for
alternative ways to support each other's practices and evolve individually.
Thus affordable urban spaces become vital for the local art scene. The
government's dysfunctional housing politics, unexpected acceleration of
gentrification, and the economic crisis brought by the pandemic and the
war in the region has caused the disappearance of such spaces not only
for artists but also for citizens.
The exhibition is a collective action of marking the space with artworks as a
reaction to the invasive gentrification. FIVEROOMFLAT is a translation of
the dialogue between participating artists as well as a materialization of