FIVE CAN’T MISS ART GALLERIES IN TBILISI
Tbilisi is quickly becoming an emerging destination for art lovers. Its creative scene is bursting with a cosmopolitan energy, which is rapidly altering the cultural fabric of the city. If you are planning a trip to Tbilisi be sure not to miss these five must-see art galleries.
Fotografia Gallery is at the epicenter of Tbilisi’s vibrant photography scene. Fotografia opened in 2017, and quickly became one of Tbilisi’s must-see destinations. Curated by visual artist, Giorgi Rodionov, the gallery hosts the work of well-known local and international photographers, including მარიამ სიჭინავა and Louisa Chalatashvili. As well as emerging talents that are pushing the boundaries of photography in Georgia.
If you’re a photographer yourself, you won’t want to miss the chance to speak to the friendly staff about photography culture in Georgia. Most double as photographers and are working on a variety of interesting creative projects. Fotografia also sells older film cameras and professional films like Kodak and Ilford. Ask to borrow a camera for your trip and their lab will develop your film and print an original silver halide photograph for you to take home.
Open Everyday | 21 Revaz Tabukashvili, Tbilisi, Georgia | Get Directions
2. ERTI GALLERY
Erti Gallery is an exciting new contemporary art space in Tbilisi, exhibiting a wide range of artists from different genres. Erti gallery focuses on art, which is innovative at its origin and creates a strong visual and cognitive impact. Their exhibits change regularly, so it’s worth visiting their facebook page to stay up to date on what’s showing.
3. PROJECT ARTBEAT
Project Artbeat’s mobile container gallery might be one of the most unique art spaces in the Caucasus. For as much as we love their roaving container exhibits, we are also very excited that they have recently opened a permanent location in Tbilisi’s old town. The gallery is well-curated and features work from some of the most acclaimed artists from the region.
4. PATARA GALLERY
Patara (პატარა) in Georgian literally means ‘small.’ While it’s true this is Tbilisi’s smallest gallery, what it lacks in size it makes up for in creativity. Recently featured by The Guardian, Patara Gallery is tucked away in a pedestrian underpass underneath Rose Revolution Square. Don’t miss it.
ArtArea is a gallery located in an abandoned Soviet power station in the center of Tbilisi. This beautiful space has quickly become one of the most important creative spaces available for artists to exhibit a wide range of works. There aren’t always exhibitions so be sure to check before you go.
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