Georgian artist Nino Kvrishvili shows her work within the permanent display of the Silk Museum in Tbilisi. The title of the exhibition 'Soviet Rainbow – From Textile Shop to Museum' relates to the former soviet silkfactory in Georgia ' Soviet Rainbow'.
State Silk Museum is one of the few museums in Tbilisi, Georgia, that opened its doors to contemporary art and allowed artists and curators to exhibit in its permanent collection galleries. Nino Kvrivishvili’s exhibition Soviet Rainbow – From Textile Shop to Museum addresses the subject of this particular museum’s history and its connection to Georgian silk and Soviet textile industry. The artist researched now almost defunct textile industry’s fabrics and gave them a new life in her works. She found pieces of fabrics produced by the Georgian textile factory and combined them with the pieces of objects discarded during the renovation of the State Silk Museum.
Kvrivishvili’s exhibition expands outside of the museum. During the exhibition banners and posters of the show will be placed around the city on specific sites where textile shops used to be in the near past.
The exhibition was curated by Irena Popiashvili.