It was the first time for Project ArtBeat to represent itself as an independent gallery at the art fair of Contemporary Istanbul 2014. ArtBeat team represented five Georgian artists in Istanbul: Maka Batiashvili, Irakli Bugiani, Thea Gvetadze, Sopho Chkhikvadze and Beso Uznadze.
An exposition The Blue Show was represented at CI Booth IKM 107. The Blue Show is an abstract title to the show, in which the color blue is echoed through various works of painting, photography and mixed media by five different artists.
Here the color changes its shade, texture and its symbolic meaning, depending to its context.
The exposition attracted attention of press and collectors. An Italian leading newspaper La Repubblica and Neue Zuricher Zeitung selected Project ArtBeat from the galleries represented at CI and wrote that Project ArtBeat was one of the most interesting and emerging galleries in the fair. Irakli Bugiani’s work served as a background photo for NZZ’s article. It was also part of Huma Kabakci’s selection from CI on Artsy.net. Besides, Artnet.com wrote about Project ArtBeat and mentioned its artists, Irakli Bugiani, Sophio Chkhikvadze and Maka Batiashvili as ones-to-watch.