Venue: EC Expogeorgia
Address: 118 TSERETELI AVE., 0119 TBILISI, GEORGIA
Official site: www.tbilisiartfair.art
The 2nd Tbilisi Art Fair 2019 will be held from 17 to 21 May 2019 in Tbilisi.
TAF is an international contemporary art fair, with a focus on roughly the area bounded by the Black, Caspian and Baltic seas. These countries offer rich and vibrant emerging art scenes, underrepresented in art fairs. TAF will be the place for collectors, curators, journalists and art professionals to discover under one roof selected artists and galleries from Georgia, Armenia, Iran, Turkey, Russia, Poland, Lithuania, Azerbaijan, Estonia, Romania, Belarus and the world.
TAF deliberate intimate format will allow us to create continuous and personalised relationships with each exhibitor throughout the fair and beyond. Our objectives are to help sales, networking, exhibition projects and institutional partnerships.
TAF will host about 30 GALLERIES dealing in CONTEMPORARY VISUAL ARTS, actively engaged in the organisation of exhibitions and contributing to the contemporary ARTISTIC DISCOURSE. Galleries are selected according to their professional REPUTATION, ARTISTS represented, geographical FOCUS, and commitment to building a SOUND ART MARKET. No differentiation are made between galleries or contents, what matters in this section is COHERENT CURATORIAL DECISIONS.
A section conceived in reference to the LOW-COST STUDIOS for YOUNG and penniless ARTISTS launched in early 20th century, that housed such TALENTS as Alexander Archipenko, Ossip Zadkine, Chagall, Fernand Léger, Jacques Lipchitz, Max Jacob, Soutine, Delaunay, Modigliani, Brâncuși...
The Hive will host ARTISTS or COLLECTIVES WITHOUT REPRESENTATION and give them a chance to be exhibited, find a gallery, collector or patron. But also VIRTUAL and POP UP GALLERIES, and galleries who cannot afford the cost of a BOOTH but want to take TAKE A CHANCE on an artist.
The Hive will showcase about 40 artists selected by TAF through an open call.