COVID-19 HEALTH AND SAFETY MEASURES
Ria Keburia Foundation is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all artists and visitors. To ensure your well being, we are maintaining provisions throughout the Gallery through engineering and administrative controls.
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WEARING A MASK IS OBLIGATORY INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE FOUNDATION

1. We are maintaining one-way routes through the gallery, marked with signage on the floor.
2. We are limiting staff in public areas and office spaces.
3. We are limiting capacities in each gallery space.
4. We advise that for those who consider themselves at greater risk to stay home.
5. We support social distancing among visitors.
6. We are limiting the number of people using the lift at one time.
7. We offer all protection facilities like gloves, hand gel and masks

Administrative Controls:

1. New capacity charts based on public health guidelines with regards to social distancing have been generated to define new capacity levels.
2. We measure temperature on place. Should your temperature be identified as too high (above 37.3C), we will regrettably have to deny entry into the Gallery to avoid risk of transmission.*
3. If you or a member of your household have symptoms of coronavirus including a new, persistent cough, a fever and loss or change to your sense of smell or taste, we kindly ask you to not visit the gallery or re-book your visit.
4. We have increased the frequency of cleaning in the Gallery.
5. Anti-viral products and hand sanitiser dispensers are stationed throughout the Gallery.

Curator: Tea Ramishvili
21.08.21 – 12.09.21

"Birth of Light" is the opening exhibition in the new art gallery space of Ria Keburia Foundation. It brings together a group of Contemporary Artists, who reflect on their experiences with the current restrictions in the pandemic times. The show features works including paintings, textile and installation.

Despite difficulties and unstable situation, the art world is still at the edge of transition. Artists are adapting to this new reality, they continue to experiment with new themes and forms, reflecting on the current "state of isolation" through their
artworks.

Bringing together a group of artists whose works are absolutely different from each other we want to explore, what possibilities might exist for human beings to live as a collective body in this "new world" and how important it is nowadays. The works featured in the exhibition are the direct reference of each artist's personal interaction with their own surroundings, the reflections about the present and the future. Each work in the show manifests the changes through two contrast sides: a light or shadow, protection or limitation.

Exhibition presents a little model of the universe, which is so varied and multifaceted, but it's also has the balance and after the dark, there always comes the light. "Birth of this light" takes place every day and this is a symbol of hope. Each artwork presents the day which came after this light, and they all are different from each other, like every day they also have their own stories with their multifaceted approach and a glimmer of light, reflecting the spirit in a way of life.

This show contradicts the usual standards of exhibition and with this "ordered chaos", interplay of light and dark, the artists want to show to the visitors the way of collectiveness and unity, which is exactly the right way moving forward for the improved and better tomorrow.

A key priority for this group show is to also to keep supporting young, Georgian Contemporary Artists.

The exhibition features the works of: The exhibition features the works of: Teona Yamanidze, Mariam Shakarashvili, Beka Sakvarelidze, Sopho Mamaladze, Ana Dedabrishvili, Tornike Robaqidze, Verski Iobashvili, Natalia Lashkhi, Venera Kazarova, Sasha Frolova

BIRTH OF LIGHT - Group Show by Ria Keburia Residency artists
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