The webinar "Free Spirits of Georgian Soviet Photography" covers the USSR's artistic environment that was dominated by Soviet ideological dogmas.
Applied pressure of the Communist party’s ideological propaganda, had an “asphyxiating” effect on visual arts including photography. In this environment, rare were artists who could ignore the strictly shaped aesthetics and conventional topics of this period.
Thus, the Georgian photographic heritage of Soviet period is mostly rich in propagandistic imagery and not in photography d’auteur. However, some artists like Gigo Gabashvili, Shalva Alkhanaidze and Rezo Kezeli have defined themselves as true free spirits of Soviet Georgian photography.
"Free Spirits of Georgian Soviet Photography" will be held in English and provided on Tuesday, April 7th 14.00 CEST (Georgian time 16.00)
Please note that the webinar is free of charge and limited to 100 participants on a first registration.
The second webinar "Robert Capa: A Georgian Journal. 1947" is planned to be provided on Tuesday, April 21st. Registration link will be send with further notice.