Photo: CAS Batumi

The Why Not Gallery and Contemporary Art Space Batumi are glad to present a group exhibition All Your Favourite Bitches and Witches.

 

The exhibition presents the new generation of Georgian female artists who have distinct working methods and signature styles. Works concerned deal with topics such as identity, gender roles and stereotypes, personal stories and collective memory, mysticism and cliché.

Shocking but enticing, playful but gruesome, visually pleasing but bizarre- these mutually exclusive sensations are the main narrative that follows the exhibition and brings together such diverse works.

 

The exhibition is a response to the general world trend, where women excelled and are gradually reclaiming themselves. The exposition reflects on the local arts scene too, that is being dominated by exceptionally interesting female creatives.

The exhibition title is a playful contemplation on the two dominating labels that independent, strong women are often labelled with in order to humiliate and oppress them. They, who wish to express their opinions are called witches and burnt, or called bitches and are abused. The specific combination of the title highlights this fixation that is seemingly infiltrated with hatred, but in reality, often, it is caused by strong attraction and obsessive attachment.

In fact, modern witches cannot be stopped with these labels, on the contrary, they serve as a motivation for them to continue the fight, an obstacle which will be destroyed in seconds!

Participating artists: Ana Chaduneli, Ani Gurashvili, Gvantsa Jishkariani, Elene Lapiashvili, Qeu Meparishvili