I don't call myself an art or museum person, thus time by time I visit some exhibition, and that's exactly happened again at start of December, 2015 - For the first time I visited Tbilisi MoMA (Museum of Modern Art). And it happened by accident. It started as a planed visit to classical music event in frames of Tbilisi Baroque Festival. We left our apartment early and had some time to spend on lively Rustaveli avenue, for a starter we headed to The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf to enjoy cup of tasty latte, when another great spontaneous idea arrived - let's visit a museum which proudly bares the MOMA name.
It turned out to be - Zurab Tsereteli Museum of Modern Art, as I have learnt now, by writing these lines - Zurab Tsereteli is very well known artist in Georgia and Russia, according to Wikipedia - Zurab Tsereteli is a Georgian-Russian painter, sculptor and architect who holds the office of President of the Russian Academy of Arts.
At Zurab's Tsereteli's Museum of Modern Art museum are featured his own works, as well other artist works are featured here in this three-storey building.
Souvenir shop at Zurab Tsereteli Museum of Modern Art
Mostly art literature and printed mugs here
Kids corner at Zurab Tsereteli Museum of Modern Art
Floor plan for Zurab Tsereteli Tbilisi Museum of Modern Art
Oil painting at Tbilisi Museum of Modern Art
Rodolfo Villaplana's exhibition "DUCHAMP IS DEAD" in Zurab Tsereteli Museum of Modern Art
Pretty surrealistic paintings here. Reminded me something from Salvador Dali museum in Figueras, Spain
From Rodolfo Villaplana's exhibition "DUCHAMP IS DEAD"
Exposition at Zurab Tsereteli Museum of Modern Art
Exhibition hall at Zurab Tsereteli Museum of Modern Art
Zurab Tseretli Museum of Modern art in Tbilisi, Georgia
About Zurab Tsereteli
Zurab Tsereteli is a Georgian-Russian painter, sculptor and architect who holds the office of President of the Russian Academy of Arts.
Tsereteli was born in Tbilisi and graduated from the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts, but soon relocated to Moscow. Among his works from the Soviet period was a resort for children in Sochi, completed in 1986. His wife was Princess Andronikashvili, from a noble Georgian family that claims patrilineal descent from Byzantine Emperor Andronikos I Komnenos.
Although much of his career was dogged by controversy, Tsereteli came to befriend Moscow's mayor Yuri Luzhkov, who secured some important commissions for him, including the reconstruction of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, the Manege Squareensemble and the War Memorial Complex on Poklonnaya Gora. Luzhkov also allowed him to occupy an old mansion in downtown Moscow, which now houses the Zurab Tsereteli Gallery and where his life-size statue of Vladimir Putin is on display. He is acquainted with Eunice Kennedy Shriver through the Special Olympics. He designed and installed a monument (called Happiness to the Children of the World) on the campus of SUNY Brockport commemorating the 1979 Special Olympics and the International Year of the Child.
The Bottom Line
If you are in Tbilisi and have some free time - deffintelty pay a visit here. Speaking of me, I just found another inspiration for my blog content - Tbilisi museums.