During nineteenth century Tiflis had particularly heterogeneous ethnic population. Therefore, on the one hand, it is easy to understand that hybrid forms of art such as a Mukhambazi or Avqsenti Tsagareli’s plays originated in this space.
What kind of relationship this hybrid cultural forms had with nineteenth-century Georgian nationalism? How they existed in one space and was the city and its representation the field of ideological or aesthetic battle?

Shota Papava – Slavist and PhD candidate at Berkeley University talked about these issues at Frontline Georgia Club.


The lecture is held in frames of the Frontline Georgia Club’s project “Open Platform”. The project is being implemented with the support of the US Embassy’s Democracy Commission Small Grants Program.

May 25, 19:00
Entrance Free