October 10, 2018 - Architektur im Ringturm (AIRT) - Between the Caucasus and Black Sea: Georgia
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October 10, 2018
October 10, 2018

Architektur im Ringturm (AIRT)

Library of the Institute of Botany, Tbilisi, 2009. Photo: Adolph Stiller.

Between the Caucasus and Black Sea: Georgia
Georgia in Five Stations: Tbilisi / Gori / Kutaisi / Tskaltubo / Batumi
October 11–November 30, 2018

Architektur im Ringturm (AIRT)


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This autumn Wiener Städtische Versicherungsverein’s popular Architektur im Ringturm series puts the spotlight on the richness of Georgian culture and architecture. Following the exceptionally well-attended 2016 Architektur im Ringturm show exploring the architectural significance of Tbilisi, the scope of the current exhibition extends beyond the borders of Georgia’s capital.

The show runs until November 30 and entry is free. Its main focuses are 20th century architectural trends in Tbilisi, Gori (lying to the west of Tbilisi in the heartlands of the Georgia), Kutaisi (the country’s second largest city), Tskaltubo (a well-known spa town) and the port of Batumi on the Black Sea coast.

The unique architectural landscape of this country located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia draws on diverse influences: from the “gingerbread style,” which has been glossed over during the years and harks back to the country’s decades-long membership of the Soviet Union, to the similarities in atmosphere with European cities and parallels with Europe’s alpine architectural culture. The exhibition also looks at Tbilisi’s centuries-old thermal baths, built in the Persian style.

In 2018, Wiener Städtische Versicherungsverein’s Architektur im Ringturm exhibition series celebrates its 20th anniversary. The architecture series, which has been focusing on the cultural and architectural diversity of Central and Eastern Europe for several years, is a mainstay of the Viennese architectural scene.

Architektur im Ringturm (AIRT)
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