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Zaza Shatirishvili and Paul Manning – Why are the Dolls Laughing? Tbilisi Culture between “High Art” and Socialist Labor.

Zaza Shatirishvili and Paul Manning – Why are the Dolls Laughing? Tbilisi Culture between “High Art” and Socialist Labor.

In the mid-1990s at least two peculiar art exhibitions were held in Tbilisi.  One of them was called chemi tojinebi (‘My Dolls’), no one can remember what the other one… Read more »

Paul Manning and Zaza Shatirishvili – The Exotocism and Eroticism of the City: The “Kinto” and his City

Paul Manning and Zaza Shatirishvili – The Exotocism and Eroticism of the City: The “Kinto” and his City

At the center of the postsocialist mythological space of Old Tbilisi there are two 19th century figures, the kinto (Georgian k’int’o, the urban street peddler) and the qarachogheli (urban guild… Read more »

Kristof Van Assche, Joseph Salukvadze and Nick Shavishvili (eds.) – City Culture and City Planning in Tbilisi: Where Europe and Asia Meet

Kristof Van Assche, Joseph Salukvadze and Nick Shavishvili (eds.) – City Culture and City Planning in Tbilisi: Where Europe and Asia Meet

This collection of essays spans numerous disciplines, including urban planning, architecture, and history. The study focuses on the interrelated transitions of city culture and city planning in modern Georgia, establishing… Read more »

Zaza Shatirishvili – The Montage of Tbilisi Culture

Zaza Shatirishvili – The Montage of Tbilisi Culture

Tbilisi culture is not Georgian culture. Georgian culture is based on literature; it translates badly into prose, for its most important genre is poetry. Tbilisi culture, on the other hand,… Read more »

Zaza Shatirishvili – “Old” Intelligentsia and “New” Intellectuals: The Georgian Experience

Zaza Shatirishvili – “Old” Intelligentsia and “New” Intellectuals: The Georgian Experience

Zaza Shatirishvili takes stock of the differences and similarities between two generations of Georgian intellectuals: Old nomenclatura versus the new scholars who dominate the growing non-governmental sector. Shatirishvili, Z. (2003,… Read more »

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