"Glass jars under the hammer", or how to save your city. Narrated by Abkhaz artists, video
Artists in Abkhazia
The main idea behind the exhibition “Fragility” organized in Abkhazia by artists Apscha Khagba and Diana Khintba is to draw attention to the importance of saving the historical image of Sukhum. The central exposition was a reminder of how easy it is to lose history: glass jars with an iron hammer hanging over them.
The exhibition was held in the historical heart of the capital of Abkhazia — Sukhumi fortress.
Visitors were greeted by inscriptions with everything that today’s routine life consists of — light and water and their absence, sale announcements and political topics on the agenda. Visitors also saw a performance by Astanda Chamagua. She handed out sayings of famous people from a basket, and everyone got a random quote, rather like the fortunes handed out by gypsy women on the Sukhumi beach.
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The exhibition was accompanied by an exclusive audio composition prepared by Nadir Jinal.
The exhibition was curated by Said Gezerdava, a lawyer who fights to defend the historical image of the city.
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