Preservation of the Future II

After the Independence of Georgia in 1991, many things have changed. The Lari, for instance, became the new currency in 1993. The western economy was introduced and brought many new products, which made others disappear. To ensure the remembrance of this period in Georgian history, some artifacts representing Georgia at the present moment were collected and put in the ground, for future archaeologists to discover.

Maarten Vanden Eynde Georgian Lari

In October 2006, in the frame-work of Art Caucasus, many more object will be preserved for the future and put in the ground of the Ethnographic Museum in Tbilisi. Reversing the vision on any science towards the future is of major importance in Georgia and the rest of the world. The new generation should know about the project to tell their children, so they can tell their children, and so on… so the modern history of Georgia is preserved for future generations.

Maarten Vanden Eynde

Preservation of the Future, 2006

Maarten Vanden Eynde Museum

Maarten Vanden Eynde Borjomi

On Wednesday the 15th of March 2006 a set of Lari coins (50, 20, 10 and 5 tetri) were buried in the garden of the NAC/National Art Center in Tbilisi, Georgia, right in front of the Parliament.

Preservation of Georgian Lari, 2006

Maarten Vanden Eynde preservation