Georgian Contemporary Art Organization Propaganda’s OXYGEN_Tbilisi No Fair

One non-commercial exhibition of epic proportions

A relative newcomer to the roster of global art events (which at this time, this year, includes both the Venice Biennale and the Whitney Biennial) OXYGEN_Tbilisi No Fair braids through four stories in Tbilisi, Georgia. This non-commercial group exhibition—organized and presented by the Georgian contemporary art organization Propaganda—surveys art currents through the capital city and beyond. OXYGEN makes for a most appropriate name, as each artist was given …

Interview: George and Shota ​Mikaia of Georgian Sneaker Brand, Crosty

Brothers bring footwear innovation to the former Soviet nation decades after a civil war that changed their lives

In 1992, ​Abkhazia was engulfed in a brutal civil war. Situated on the Black Sea in the northwest of Georgia, the disputed region’s inter-ethnic conflict claimed nearly 15,000 lives, left over 8,000 wounded, and uprooted more than 200,000 Georgians fleeing ethnic cleansing at the hands of Abkhaz separatists. Among the displaced were brothers George and Shota ​Mikaia, founders of Tbilisi-based sneaker label Crosty. “We lost …