Vol. 13 No. 2 (2019): XIII International Symposium Contemporary Issues of Literary Studies : Political Events of 1980-1990s and Literary Discourse
Doctoral Section

Traumatic Memory in Postcolonial Georgian Art Space

Lili Metreveli
Shota Rustaveli Institute of Georgian Literature
Tatia Oboladze
Shota Rustaveli Institute of Georgian Literature

Published 2019-12-20


  • Traumatic Memory Art


In 90s of 20th century Georgian public consciousness faced the significant challenge. On one hand, it was necessary to properly re-think and evaluate he soviet experience, redefine the national identity and on the other – restoration of the artificially broken relations with the western cultural context and integration of Georgian art into the European space.

Within the scopes of our report we shall discuss Karlo Kacharava’s many-sided heritage and attempt to demonstrate, on the basis of interdisciplinary and comparative analysis, the position of Georgian avant-gardist, as an artist and thinker with post-colonial experience – Karlo Kacharava’s vision of Georgian art processes in 80-90s and their relations to the western cultural context.