124,908 – SOS – Self Organised Systems, the 2nd Tbilisi Triennial


Leone Contini, Cevdet Erek, George Egerton-Warburton, Amy Franceschini, Helen Grogan, Ieva Misevičiūtė, Kateřina Šedá, and Ash Kilmartin with Xin Cheng, Eliza Dyball, Clementine Edwards, Debris Facility, Emma Fitts, Susan Jacobs, and Virginia Overell

An exhibition unfolding in public space around Rustavi, Georgia
Curated by Tara McDowell, part of SOS – Self Organised Systems, the 2nd Tbilisi Triennial

October 3 – October 30, 2015 Rustavi, Georgia

This exhibition is presented as a part of the 2nd Tbilisi Triennial ‘SOS—Self Organized Sys- tems,’ and co-presented with BLOCK 21. The exhibition is supported by MAP, Monash Art Projects; MADA, Monash University, Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture; and Rustavi
City Hall. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. George Egerton-Warburton’s research residency was assisted by the Freedman Foundation Trav- elling Scholarship. The program is administered by the National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA).

Curator: Tara McDowell Assistant Curator: Nic Tammens.

124,908 is an exhibition that unfolds in public space throughout the heart of the postindustrial city of Rustavi in the Republic of Georgia.
The exhibition is titled for Rustavi’s popula- tion—124,908—and invites artists from around the world to make temporary artworks in

the city. Working with local artists, students, and Rustavi residents, projects are installed throughout the city center, at the factory square, museum, theaters, pyramid, zoo, and city hall. The exhibition’s title highlights Rustavi’s large population but relative lack of cultural resources. The project is intended as a gesture of generosity and inclusivity to the city of Rustavi and its communities.

October 3
3pm: Ash Kilmartin & Eliza Dyball, Perfor- mance; 5pm: Leone Contini, Performance & Food Event.


Leone Contini, Freedom Zoo, images from field research:

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