Human rights is like jazz…
ARTIФ is a platform based in Tbilisi where art and human rights meet to enrich a public perspective on pressing social issues and to create a more inclusive and equitable society. We do it gently: we educate, connect, and create spaces for sharing knowledge among groups and individuals from different disciplines.
How this works?
- We bring together artists, human rights defenders, and activists from different regions and backgrounds;
- We create a platform for interdisciplinary collaboration and development of art projects reflecting on contemporary human rights issues;
- We trigger public reaction and facilitate a dialogue between activists and decision-makers;
- We inspire and support other creative initiatives.
Hello, Natalia! Please, tell us about your projects and activities. Hello, my name is Natalia Vatsadze. I am an artist and independent curator and one of the founders and members of the artistic collective Bouillon. My artistic research and curatorial work is devoted to performances and socially engaged art in post-soviet reality. I am one
The ARTIФ team had spoken to Lex Titova, an amateur artist from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Lex works with various social topics that are on daily agenda in her country. Right now, she is creating illustrations for several projects concerning domestic violence. Lex took part in the first workshop by ARTIФ where in collaboration with a human
This time we’ve spoken to Kostiantyn Andrieiev — a Community Centre Coordinator of a Zaporizhzhia-based NGO Gender Z. The organisation works with topics of sexual orientation and gender identity, overcoming stigma in relation to the LGBT people, gender equality, women’s rights and overcoming gender stereotypes. Which projects or campaigns that Gender Z has showed the
We’ve spoken to a Minsk-based illustrator Stasia Sokolovskaya who creates visuals for children’s’ books and some books of Belorussian authors. Stasia’s works got included in the international illustration catalogue the Fantastic Illustrations. In the framework of ARTIФ Stasia worked on the concept of an app for those experiencing domestic violence in rural Kyrgyzstan in collaboration
Sasha from ARTIФ has spoken to a Kyiv-based photographer Alena Grom working on the crossroads of conceptual photography and social reporting. Alena covers the topics of the routine in the conflict-affected area in Eastern Ukraine, the life at the frontline, as well as life of immigrants and refugees. Hi, Alena! Could you kindly introduce your
The Untitled Gallery is a Tbilisi-based art space that aims to improve the social environment in the South Caucasus through its art scene. Together with the support of civil society activists, the Untitled is hosting numerous exhibitions and other educational and cultural activities. We’ve spoken to a co-founder of the Untitled Gallery, Giorgi Rodionov, to