Nabadi is a traditional Georgian shepherd’s outfit. It is also a kind of construction, or architecture, that can be worn. In this workshop artists Ei Arakawa, Gela Patashuri, and Sergei Tcherepnin will demonstrate how to make Nabadi out of metal. Upon the completion of the Nabadi, the group will make a procession to Hampden Park adjacent to FD13 to perform an anti-cold dance session.
This workshop is a performative introduction to the artists’ exhibition opening at Midway Contemporary Art on Saturday, January 23rd.
Please RSVP for the Metal Nabadi Workshop by Friday, 15 January 2016: [email protected]
New York-based Ei Arakawa and Sergei Tcherepnin have collaborated with Tblisi-based Gela Patashuri since 2005. Their collaboration was initiated during a Tbilisi exhibition series organized by Daniel Baumann. Since then, their work has been shown at Casco, Utrecht, Netherlands; CAC Brétigny, Brétigny-sur-Orge, France; Georgian Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale; and Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland. Their exhibition at Midway Contemporary Art will be their first in the United States.
Special thanks to FD13 residency for the arts where the artists are in residence for the month of January.