Tbilisi Photo Festival 12th Edition

September - December

2021 press release programme 2021

TBILISI PHOTO FESTIVAL 2021

October 27
“...when Icarus fell, it was spring”

 

A nine-screen video installation

Tbilisi Photography & Multimedia Museum

October 27th – December 4th


“...when Icarus fell, it was spring” is anexcerpt from the 20th-century poem by the American poet William Carlos Williams, “Landscape with the Fall of Icarus.”

The nature of human indifference lies at the center of the poem. The fall of Icarus, who was doomed to fly too close to the sun, goes unnoticed by a nearby farmer ploughing his field. The fall of Icarus goes unseen by the spring, the sun, the sea, and “the whole pageantry.”The quiet splash of Icarus into the sea remains unheard—not unlike the lives and voices of those who go unheard and unseen by the harsh injustice of reality.  

“...when Icarus fell, it was spring” unites 100 works of American, European, and Georgian photographers. A nine-screen video installation features a large picture of the modern world.

The power of photographic imagery brings us the stories of those whose voices are too far away and too often invisible. And yet, these stories are our stories. Icarus is each of us and all of us.

“...when Icarus fell, it was spring” is an attempt to overcome human indifference. The compilation of featured work forces us to see and hear those whose voices otherwise fail to reach us in our modern multi-layered reality.

“...when Icarus fell, it was spring” is the main event of the 12th edition of the Tbilisi Photo Festival. It combines the works of 77 American, European, and Georgian photographers into a nine-screen video installation. The event will be hosted by the Tbilisi Photography & Multimedia Museum from October 27th to December the 4th.

 

Exhibition working days are 

Monday-Friday 13.00-18.30, Saturday-Sunday 14.00-20.00



Special sound for installation by Liza Rivs.

Entrance is free.

This project is supported by the US Embassy in Georgia and Tbilisi City Hall. Sponsors: Magnum Photos, Futures, Stamba Hotel, and the Tbilisi Photography & Multimedia Museum.

 

 

PROGRAMME


SCREEN 01

PROGRAM SELECTED BY MARIE SORDAT

CONTEMPORARY BELGIAN PHOTOGRAPHY

Simon Vansteenwickel
Nosotros
Eric Rumeau
Inside
Jean-François Flamey
Rearranging the sentence
Vincen Beeckman
Love and Wisdom
Hans Zeeldieb
2 Mississippi
Renée Lorie
Noctuary


SCREEN 02

TPMM PHOTO BOOK COLLECTION
1001 PHOTO BOOKS


Masters of American Photography:

Edward Steichen: Une Epopée Photographique
Published by Thames & Hudson
Paul Strand. Les Maitres de la photography . Vol 4
Published by Nathan Image
Alfred Stieglitz. Les Maitres de la photography . Vol 2
Published by Nathan Image
Edward Weston. Les Maitres de la photography . Vol 1
Published by Nathan Image
Lisette Model
Published by Jeu de Paume & Fundacion MAPFRE


SCREEN 03

MAGNUM: MADE IN USA

Abbas, Eve Arnold, Cornell Capa, Bruce Davidson, Leonard Freed, Mark Power, Constantin Manos, Inge Morath, Dennis Stock, Alex Webb

Magnum in Harlem (1939-99)
Elliott Erwitt
“New York City” (1946-2008)
Bruce Davidson
Time of Change: Civil Rights (1961-65)
Leonard Freed
Leonard Freed’s America (1963-95)
Bruce Gilden
Lost and Found (1978-1984)
Alec Soth
Sleeping by the Mississippi (2002)
Carolyn Drake
Vallejo
Gregory Halpern
A
Khalik Allah
125th & Lexington
Colby Deal
Beautiful, Still


SCREEN 04

NOOR

Stanley Greene
Black Passport
Nina Berman
Miss Wish
Andrea Bruce
The Caucasus at a Crossroad: Ingushetia
The Regime : Syria
John Lowenstein
Shadow Lives

FUTURES vol.3

EMERGING EUROPEAN PHOTOGRAPHY

Younes Mohammad
Open Wounds
Kamel Moussa
Graveyard for the Anonymous


SCREEN 05

CENTRO DE LA IMAGEN

EMERGING MEXICAN PHOTOGRAPHY

Koral Carballo

The Mystery of the Disguised
Alejandra Aragón
I Came to La Pinta Because I Was Told My Father Lived Here…
Sonia Madrigal
Death Comes from the East
Valeria Arendar
Two Times María

FUTURES vol. 1

EMERGING EUROPEAN PHOTOGRAPHY

Eleni Onasoglou

The Hippocampus
Bebe Blanco Agterberg
A mal tiempo, Buena cara / In bad weather, a good face
Giulia Parlato
DIACHRONICLES



SCREEN 06

TBILISI PHOTOGRAPHY & MULTIMEDIA MUSEUM i-mediatheque


CONTEMPORARY GEORGIAN PHOTOGRAPHY

David Meskhi
17 Moments of Spring
George Nebieridze
Apostrophe Series (’15 ’16 ’17 ‘18’ 19 ’20)
The Fruit


Saba Gorgodze
Imaginary Life (2013-2020)


FUTURES vol.4

EMERGING EUROPEAN PHOTOGRAPHY

Roman Bagnard
Aphrós
Eniko Hosody
Available Light


SCREEN 07

PROGRAM SELECTED BY NESTAN NIJARADZE

Yael Martinez
The Bleeding Houses
Marie Sordat
Bygone

KAUNAS PHOTO GALLERY

Margaret Lansink & Rene Van Hulst
Kindness of One

ANGKOR PHOTO FESTIVAL
Jehsong Baak
“Paris Diary…where a foreigner makes his home”
Sandipa Malakar
City of Salvation


SCREEN 08


LE PRIX LEVALLOIS

Lionel Jusseret
Kinderszenen

FUTURES vol.2

EMERGING EUROPEAN PHOTOGRAPHY

Celine Croze
SQEVNV (Siempre que estamos vivos nos veremos/ As long as we are alive, we will meet again)
Arguiñe Escandón & Yann Gross
AYA
Julie Glassberg
DEKOTORA



SCREEN 09

TBILISI PHOTOGRAPHY & MULTIMEDIA MUSEUM

20th Century Photography


Nino Jorjadze
Princess of the Caucasus Front
Tbilisi Amateur Photographers Society (1893-1906)
Gigo Gabashvili
Founder of Realism in Painting, Courageous Experimenter in Photography
Tushetian Portraits 1930s by Anonymous

GALLERY CONTAINER
Solomon Bregadze
Tkibuli - Industrial City (1948-50)
Davit Samkharadze
Portraits (1950-70)


TBILISI PHOTOGRAPHY & MULTIMEDIA MUSEUM i-mediatheque

Rezo Kezeli
Against the Clichés of Soviet Photography
Gogi Tsagareli
War and Peace
Guram Tsibakhashvili
What Consumed the Rust
Yuri Mechitov
“Tvalsazrisi” and the Photographic Avant-Garde of the 80’s
Gia Chkhatarashvili
Ushguli - Village up Crossroads (1990-2000)


STUDIO GYPSOCONCRETE
TABLES & BENCHES

Josephina Van de Water
The Lost Paracosmist

Celine Croze
SQEVNV

Yael Martinez
The Bleeding Houses

Nina Berman
Miss Wish

RECKLESS

Nata Sopromadze
Masu Mtsariashvili







Location: Tbilisi Photography & Multimedia Museum, M. Kostava str. 14, Satamba hotel, D block

 



COVID-19 regulations and recommendations that each attendee should follow:

— Only fully vaccinated visitors or those  having a negative PCR test result in the last 72 hours will be able to attend the event.

— Visitors should wear face masks and keep the distance. 

— The museum team will monitor the visitors in order to make sure all regulations are respected.  























27 Oct
“...when Icarus fell, it was spring”

9-screens video installation / Tbilisi Photography & Multimedia Museum / October 27 – November 27