Saturday, August 8, 2009
Clever PR or an art installation?
Yesterday, on the first anniversary of the war between Russia and Georgia, Rustaveli Avenue, the main artery through Tbilisi, was blocked off. A government-sponsored group, RE: action, installed various displays on the street, showcasing 226 years of the chequered history of the relations between Russia and Georgia. The open air exhibition opened with a display of documents detailing the Russian assistance for Georgia against a Muslim assault in 1783 and closed with images from the recent war.
It also included a mock Russian checkpoint and a simulated occupation of the Georgian Parliament by Russian forces. A somewhat original way to commemorate last year’s war…