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TAF to showcase Georgian and international galleries along with independent artists

By Keti Donadze
Tuesday, March 12
Tbilisi Art Fair (TAF) is planned to take place on May 17-19. It will be hosted by ‘Expo Georgia’ International Exhibition Center.

‘Expo Georgia’ pavilions will bring galleries, artists, curators and visitors from different countries together.

Exhibitions, performances, workshops, discussions and other activities are planned within the framework of festival.

The exhibition serves to encourage cooperation between artistic scenes of Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus region.

As the organizers stated, the exhibition combines traits of market and biennale. The exhibition will feature work form different countries.

Young visitors of the TAF will also have a program of activities to look forward to as tours, ‘hands-on master classes’ and exhibition for kids are included in the range of events.

TAF is a unique occasion to discover within a friendly format, emerging art scenes from the Caucasus, Eastern, and Central Europe and the Middle-East.

The festival was founded by Kakha Gvelesiani and the art director is Eric Schlosser, the fair is focused on emerging scenes of the Caucasus, Eastern Europe and the Middle East.

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, underepresented in art fairs. TAF is 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, etc.

The festival provides networking opportunities, as well as create atmosphere for development of the newborn projects. Artists can kick start their careers by achieving instant visibility with an international audience. Another objective of the festival is to promote regional art scenes.