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AND AND AND / Event 5 / Vladimir Volnovik / An Address to the city of Tbilisi / Summer 2010

Rustaveli Avenue: Bookseller reading Volnovik's poster pasted on a recently evacuated residence for refugees from the 2008 wars in Abkhazia and Ossetia. Photo: Courtesy of Vladimir Volnovik.

AND AND AND is an artist run initiative, which will use the time between now and dOCUMENTA (13) in 2012 to consider with individuals and groups across the world the role art and culture can play today and the constituent publics or communities, which could be addressed. The series of artistic interventions, situations, and occurrences entitled AND AND AND are part of dOCUMENTA (13) and will compose a map of emergent positions, concerns, and possible points of solidarity.


For the fifth event, AND AND AND has invited the New York based Georgian artist Vladimir Volnovik. For the AND AND AND series, Volnovik used the context of his return to his hometown of Tbilisi and his participation in an event entitled 'Frozen Moments: Architecture Speaks Back' to look at the city, its architectural developments, its social and political conditions with what he and others have referred to as "20/20 vision." Volnovik states, "We lived through 20 years of so-called communism and 20 years of so-called capitalism and maybe, this is the moment that we can briefly see things most clearly." An iteration of his artist project and his contribution to the AND AND AND series can be found in the enclosed attachment.

Date / Summer 2010
Place / Tbilisi
Country / Georgia Location: 41°41'55"N 44°47'44"E 

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