Almost There

Museum without Walls

A digital exhibition with artworks from the British Council Collection as well as Georgia, Turkey and Ukraine, curated by Teona Burkiashvili, Tatiana Kochubinska, Seyhan Musaoğlu.

The exhibition meditates on human beings’ eternal wish to define a place of one’s own in relation to a country, or in relation to one’s internal aspirations for the self. Offering an insight to the contemporary human condition by reflecting on degrees of separation and displacement, the exhibition shows artworks which explore social constraints as well as visible and invisible borders. The idea of a universal identity is examined through a journey that the viewer is invited to take in this virtual exhibition.

Almost There questions states of being in circular movements (both physical and mental, political and ritualistic). It uses the notion of travel as a means to reflect on an emotional and physical transformation of the self against a background of changing political realities. Making use of ritualistic elements within artist works, the exhibition is structured through an account of a travel diary the viewer is invited to interact with on a digital platform.

Öykü Aras, Terry Atkinson, Luna Ece Bal, İrakli Bugiani, Marc Chaimowicz, Bernard Cohen, Leman Sevda Darıcıoğlu, Suki Dhanda, Jimmie Durham, Tracey Emin, Yaroslav Futymskyi, Leyla Gediz&İnci Furni, Tamar Giorgadze, Oleg Holosiy, Uli Golub, Natela Grigalashvili, Richard Hamilton, Mona Hatoum, Rita Khachaturiani, Ansel Krut, Sasha Kurmaz, Valery Lamakh, Langlands&Bell, Richard Long, Gareth Mcconnell, Paul Nash, Maia Naveriani, Cornelia Parker, Ceren Saner, Dmytro Starusiev, John Stezaker, Ali Emir Tapan, Ayça Telgeren, Anna Zvyagintseva