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Georgian Illustration Programme

29 May, 2018

The special programme of young Georgian illustrators is just as interesting: travelling exhibitions in Berlin and Frankfurt, workshops, discussions and various other sorts of event. For the occasion of Georgia as Guest country of honour at the 2018 Frankfurter Buchmesse, the Georgian National Book Center and kulturkind Berlin have agreed a variedly cooperation to present the Georgian children´s literature and the Georgian illustrative art. Founded in 2008, kulturkind e.V. is a registered charity, which develops cultural programmes for children along with partners from the worlds of art, culture, education and research, and supports cultural exchange through education, exhibition and communication. kulturkind carries out numerous activities devoted to promoting reading and presenting cultural education for children and young adults. Cultural diversity is one of the key themes of kulturkind´s cultural education work. The managing chairwomen, Ulrike Nickel, is the curator of the guest country programme.

Georgia is the guest country of honour at this year’s Berlin Book Islands festival (29 May – 8 June 2018). Since 2009, kulturkind has organized this annual event for children’s literature, working with numerous literary institutions and experts from the world of children’s books. Inviting festival-goers to experience the cultural and artistic diversity of children’s literature from Georgia, kulturkind welcomes several exceptional Georgian illustrators to Berlin: Elene Chichashvili, Ana Chubinidze, Gio Jincharadze, Tatia Nadareishvili and Eka Tabliashvili. A varied and lively programme of events opens up insights into Georgia’s cultural diversity as expressed through its literature and illustration. Within the framework of the Berlin Book Islands festival, kulturkind and ocelot bookshop invite to a meet & greet event in the comfortable surroundings of ocelot. This evening also marks the opening of the exhibition of contemporary Georgian children’s book illustration and Georgian children’s books, which will be on view at ocelot until 30 June 2018.

The Georgian National Book Center and kulturkind Berlin present the exhibition “My Image of Georgia” curated by Ulrike Nickel. Twelve illustrators present works reflecting artistically on Georgia and its culture. The exhibition in Berlin is a pre-premiere for the Frankfurter Buchmesse, accompanying the Berlin Book Islands festival and is. It will be shown in Berlin (29 May – 31 July) at Frankfurt Book Fair (10 – 14 October) and in Hamburg, up from 6 December 2018.


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