August 4—20, 2023, Gyumri, Armenia
Photo: Anton Khlabov
GYUMRI ART WEEK is an annual festival for contemporary art in Gyumri, Armenia. It is designed to become a catalyst for artistic research and experimentation in the region and to provoke debates on the actual cultural and societal processes. Titled BETWEEN X&Y, the 2nd edition of the festival will focus on forms, relationships and sequences that constitute the link between immigration (×) and emigration (y) and explore the contemporary human condition in the moment when «art, mathematical, religious, and political palettes intersect.»
The 2nd GYUMRI ART WEEK features artists from Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy, and Russia. The festival presents a wide range of activities — exhibitions, installation art, video, concerts, performances, symposia, actions in the public space and educational guided tours to artist studios and residencies in different regions of Armenia: Gyumri, Stepanavan, Odzun, and Yerevan.
Curators: Sargis Hovhannisyan, Victoria Ilyushkina (CYLAND)
Organizing Committee: Arman Tadevosyan (5th floor cultural group), Vahagh Ghukasyan, Aleksan Ter-Minasyan (25 gallery), Bela Harutyunyan (GTC), Aleksey Manukyan(5th floor cultural group), Tereza Davtyan (DDD Kunst House), Dasha Dafis (CYLAND), Ekaterina Drakunova (CYLAND).
Participants: Aleksey Manukyan, Ashot Harutyunyan, Ashot Ashot, Alfiya Shamsutdinova, Andrea Stanislav, Alena Tereshko, Vahagn Ghukasyan, Samvel Saghatelyan, Zaven Khachikyan, Kevork George Kassabian, Sandro Santarelli, Claudia Chianucci, Lisa OLshanskaya, Narek Hayrapetyan, Lilit Stepanyan, Edgar Amroyan, Suren Tadevosyan, Sophie Arsenian, Philippe Alaire, Sargis Hovhannisyan, Teo Burki, Misak Maghakyan, Ruzan Petrosyan, Mariam Arami, Anna Sowa, Gohar Sargsyan, Gor Margaryan, Vahagn Hamalbashyan, Karine Avoyan, Marc Lee, Anton Khlabov, Boris Kazakov, Anna Jermolaewa, Eléonore de Montesquiou, Polina Komyagina, Sergey Katran, Dasha Fursey, Julia Kapshuk, Liza Dandy, Igor Gurovich, Sofia Barova, Selena Isho, Victoria Ilyushkina, Marina Russkih, Nadya Ishkinyaeva, Rinalto L’Bank (Rinat Abdrakhmanov).
The 2nd International GYUMRI ART WEEK is organized by Nikolay Nikoghosyan Cultural Foundation, 5th Floor Cultural Group, Gyumri Branch Of Academy Of Fine Arts Of Armenia, Gyumri Technology Center, Enterprise Incubator Foundation in partnership and with the support of CYLAND Media Art Lab and CYLAND Video Archive.
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