An exhibition of the prominent Israeli painter and sculptor Gennady Roitich was held in Givi Kandareli Tapestry and Art Textile Museum in Tbilisi.
The exhibition displayed the artists’ drawings and photo installations of ceramic art.
The exhibition was presented by the Israeli House. According to its Chairman Itsik Moshe, as a member of the European Association for the Preservation and Promotion of Jewish Culture and Heritage (AEPJ)/Cultural Route certified by the Council of Europe, the Israeli House pays particular attention to the promotion of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. In some of the items that have been displayed, visitor can find some Jewish elements that are ingrained in Gennady Roitich’s art and one of the goals of this exhibition is to present the Israeli culture through his art to the Georgian public.
One of the main missions of the Israeli House is to promote the public diplomacy an integral part of which is the cultural diplomacy. Itsik Moshe pointed out,” The Parties should present the culture of their countries. Otherwise, it is impossible to establish the high-level relations.”
Due to the pandemic and lockdown the artist could not travel to Georgia to attend his exhibition. However, he greeted the exhibition organizers and visitors through a live broadcast.
The art critic, Manana Gigiberia, curated this exhibition attended by Gia Gugushvili, the rector of Tbilisi State Academy of Arts, Mr. Hilik Bar, the former Deputy Speaker of Israeli Knesset, the musician Nikoloz Rachveli and guests from Israel.
Gennady Roitich is a prominent Israeli painter and sculptor with long-term experience in lecturing and educating. He has participated in numerous individual and group exhibitions in Israel and the other countries. His sculpture “Memorandum 10” is exhibited permanently in the Parliament of Israel (the Knesset).
Roitich was born in Ukraine in 1949. He immigrated to Israel in 1994. Gennady Roitich received his professional education in Georgia. He graduated from Sokhumi Art College in 1972 and from Tbilisi Academy of Arts – in 1977.