Kote Mikaberidze

Exhibition and book presentation at National Archives of Georgia, Tbilisi

2017 | 06 October – 20 October | Daily, except Monday, 10:00-20:00

National Archives of Georgia
Exhibition Pavilion
1, Vazha-Pshavela Ave. / 40, Pekini Ave.
Tbilisi, Georgia

Publishers and Curators – Soso Dumbadze (Cologne), Nino Dzandzava (Tbilisi)
Organizer – Sa.Ga. Publishing for Society and the National Archives of Georgia

Partners – Archil Gelovani's Private Archive; Gia Gersamia's Private Archive; Center for Contemporary Art – Tbilisi; Levan Mekhuzla's Private Archive; Lenfilm Information and Archival Division (St. Petersburg); Gosfilmofond of Russia (Moscow); Russian State Library (Moscow); National Archives of Georgia; Georgian National Film Center; State Museum of Theater, Music, Cinema and Choreography; Archive of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia; Manana Sisauri's Private Archive; Digital Records of the Public Library; Maya and Gela Mikaberidze's Private Archive; Ketevan Tsuladze's Private Archive.

The presentation of Kote Mikaberidze, a book published by the Sa.Ga. Publishing for Society, will be held on the occasion of the exhibition dedicated to the Georgian filmmaker, screenwriter, actor, dubbing director and painter Konstantine (Kote) Mikaberidze (1896-1973).

The exhibition will feature photos and written materials as well as Kote Mikaberidze's paintings and graphic works, part of which will be exhibited publicly for the first time.

Visitors will have an opportunity to see all the surviving and available films made by Kote Mikaberidze, such as Chemi Bebia (My Grandmother) (1929), Hasani (Hassan) (1932), Kajeti (1936) ), Porposti (Outpost) (1941), Albanetis Delegatsia Sakartveloshi (The Albanian Delegation in Georgia) (1952) and others. The films will be shown on monitors at the exhibition hall.

The book is the first substantial monograph about the director. It includes unique documents from 14 different archives pertaining to Kote Mikaberidze's art and biography. Chapter Repression 1957-1959 presents previously unpublished and unknown documents about the arrest and trial of Mikaberidze.

2022, 07.-10.11.
Editing Solutions – What happened to classic montage patterns and editing schemes?
Film seminar at Goethe Institute and Front-Line Club Tbilisi
2021, 05.10.
Editing and montage – Between Eros and Thanatos
Online lecture for students of the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs, Tbilisi
2019, 24. + 25.11.
Georgian film avant-garde – the unknown continent
Compact retrospective of Kote Mikaberidze's films, and a book presentation »Kote Mikaberidze« at cinema »Metropolis«, Hamburg
2019, 06.04.
Konstantin Mikaberidze
Lecture at Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
2018, 10.10.
Kote Mikaberidze (in English)
Book presentations at Frankfurt Book Fair and German Film Museum, Frankfurt am Main
2018, 04.10.
Metamorphoses as Value. Eisenstein's »Capital« Project
Lecture at Ilia State University, Tbilisi
2017, 06.-20.11.
Kote Mikaberidze
Exhibition and book presentation at National Archives of Georgia, Tbilisi
2015, 05.-07.10.
Kino Avant-Garde
Seminar at Tumo Center for Creative Technologies, Yerevan
2015, 28.09.-02.10.
Political Essay Film. Topical cinematic forms of innovative narrative in France and Germany.
Seminar at Goethe Institute of Georgia, Tbilisi
2013, 30.09.-04.10.
Film Avant-Garde and Politics. A Dialogue between Soviet and German Film Avant-Garde
Seminar at Goethe Institute of Georgia, Tbilisi
2013, 08.10.
German Gogitidze's »From the Past of Georgian Cinema«
Book Presentation at Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia, Tbilisi
Tips and Tricks: How to Deal With ‘Crazy-Ness’?
Nationwide campaign in Georgia
2008, 14.05.
Rezo Kveselava's »Memories on Georgian Filmmakers«
Book Presentation at Cafe Moulin Electrique, Tbilisi
2007, 07.-09.05.
Walter Benjamin's Thought and his Relevance. Media – Culture – Society
Seminar-workshop at Goethe Institute in Georgia, Tbilisi
2006, 18.-21.09., 29.09.
Aspects of Film Montage
Workshop at Goethe Institute in Georgia, Tbilisi