TAVIDAN - Ursprung und Entstehung

Exhibition from 18th October until 29th November 2014 Opening Reception Fri October 17, 7 p.m. Opening Hours: Th-So 2.00 - 6.00 pm, admission free, Workshop Presentation on 16th November at 5.00 pm

Gio Sumbadze 2014 in seinem Atelier in Tiflis

Caroline Bayer, 51°57'06.40''N 7°38'39.20''O, 2013, Ausstellungsansicht depot 4.9, MDF lackiert, Zeichnungen, Ton, diverse Materialien

Patrick Rieve, Harald´s Tribute, 2010, Hg.: M29 & RpB Verlag, Offsetdruck, Aufl. 1000

Kote Sulaberidze, 2014 in seinem Atelier

Mamuka Japharidze, 2011, Opti Mystic Trans Lookation, To see the dimensions, Lunds Konsthall, Schweden

Nino Chubinishvili (Chubika), 2014 in ihrem Atelier

Hörner|Antlfinger, KRAMFORS, 2012 _Installation Kalb, genäht, Leder, abgezogenes IKEA-Sofa, Schaumstoff, Sperrholz, Metall Video, HD, 4:30 min, Farbe, ohne Ton, Schnittmuster auf Papier (90cm x 420cm)

An exhibition with Caroline Bayer (Berlin), Lars Breuer (Cologne), Nino Chubinishvili (Tbilissi), Hörner|Antlfinger (Cologne), Mamuka Japharidze (Tbilissi), Nika Machaidze (Tbilissi), Kai Rheineck (Düsseldorf), Patrick Rieve (Cologne), Peter Schloss (Düsseldorf) & Michael Pohl (Berlin), Nino Sekhniashvili (Tbilissi), Kote Sulaberidze (Tbilissi), Gio Sumbadze (Tbilissi) and Wato Tsereteli (Tbilissi). Curator: Maria Wildeis.

Tavidan is the georgian expression for „from the mind“. It describes the starting point of an idea, a project or a process. In form of a dialogue between a vibrant art scene from georgia and artists from germany, Tavidan examines the origins of contemporary art and questions the significance of cultural, educational and spacial influence on art.

The artists are working in almost every contemporary artistic field, such as painting, new media, installation art, film, photography, space-oriented sculpture and many interdisciplinary fields, such as new music, fashion, bio farming or education. Their work oscillates often between art and society, between the white cube and the field, the catwalk and social engagement. This exhibiton tries to offer the chance to investigate on the borderless and open idea of contemporary art, to point out the meaning of each work and its physical and metaphysical reach.


Friday, October 17, 7 p.m. / Opening with "Cinema Destillery", a performance by Mamuka Japharidze. With an introduction by curator Maria Wildeis.

Saturday, October 26 and November 2, 4 p.m. / Curator Tour on the concept of TAVIDAN ("from the mind") and the dialogue between the artists from Georgia and Germany.

Sunday, November 26, 5 p.m. / Workshop Presentation "Big Scale" by Wato Tsereteli, with Oliver Blumek and students of the Academy of Fine Art Düsseldorf: Rebekka Benzenberg, Nina Blum, Björn Bock, Bastian Hoffmann, Jasmin Preiss, Oliver Russmann, Julian Wachendorf.

Saturday, November 29, 8 p.m. / Finissage Sculptress of Sound. An audio-performance group founded in 2011 by the artists Julia Bünnagel, Patricia Köllges and Tamara Lorenz.

Big Scale - Collaborative workshop by Wato Tsereteli

Thinking on humans like Leonardo (art & science) Gandhi (spirituality & politic) and finally physical achievements in the Guinness book, inevitably happens a question: what real potential has each of us?
Artist or professionally creative, navigate with many modes: rational, intuitive, accidental, contradictory, coincidence, aesthetical … those modes at list have legitimacy for being articulated in any field of life. Art can be about any theme, which means that artist can deliver unique perspective for any context.
This short and intensive collaboration is an experienced proof of collapsing time and squeezing huge material in limited time and space, while giving opportunity for participants to realize sketches of large social, political, environmental etc projects.
This workshop has been realized in Academy of Applied Arts in Vienna in 2013 and all participants where amazed of themselves daring for the first time to struggle with huge realities.

Participants: Oliver Blumek, Rebekka Benzenberg, Nina Blum, Björn Bock, Bastian Hoffmann, Jasmin Preiss, Oliver Russmann, Julian Wachendorf.


The project gains support by the city of Düsseldorf and the Institute for forein exchanges, IfA Stuttgart.