Portraits: Calligraphya – XII Magazine

Calligraphya started in 2014 and was produced for a monthly publication XII Magazine between 2014-15. It consists of portraits of artists with their handwritten texts – some of the texts are extracted from the artist’s notes and some were written spontaneously while shooting the portraits and were asked to write something in a context of the future of written communication as opposed to today’s widespread electronic note-taking. It is also a portrait of the city, a slice of Tbilisi – highlighting the people who shape contemporary art & culture in Georgia.

Ana Chaduneli, Artist

Nino Sakandelidze, Artist

Vajiko Marr, Musician

Qeu Meparishvili, Artist

Guga Kotetishvili, Artist

Nuca Kukhianidze, Actress

Gia Edzgveradze, Artist/essayist/educator

Salome Machaidze, Artist

Gio Sumbadze, Artist

Tina Dalakishvili, Actress

Kakha Tolordava, TV presenter

San Dro, Rapper

Uta Bekaia, Artist

David Meskhi, Photographer

Gio Mjavanadze, Artist

Maxime Machaidze, Artist

Natalie Basilaia, Poet/Artist

Nika Tophuria, Artist

Polina Rudchik, Costume Designer