Public Events 2023

10th — 12th November 2023

Translating Transition

Exhibition of the artworks,
produced within Pause / Play: Culture under Pressure Project

Opening: November 10th, 2023, 19:00
Goethe-Zentrum Eriwan

1 Mher Mkrtchyan St, Yerevan, Armenia

free admission

The process of translation entails finding the correct way to convey meaning from one language to another. The title, both metaphorically and in practice, alludes to the perpetual need to discover new methods of translation to adapt to the evolving circumstances of life in exile, particularly for those who recently had to leave their homes due to political and geopolitical reasons. People who were forced to leave their home countries, to cut a lot of ties, both professional and personal, facing the challenges of the need to 'translate' not only the language and new semiotic system in everyday life as immigrants, but to make everyday efforts to get to know and comprehend the otherness, to integrate into the new cultural context and social structures and re-evaluate their own identity in these new circumstances. The projects presented at the exhibition primarily reflect or are influenced by the struggles and the process of discovering new grounds and means to forge fresh ties and get new meanings.

The exhibition consists of the art projects realized by participants of the «Pause/Play: Culture under Pressure» project from the previous year, as well as from work-in-progress from this year.

Anton Alter,
otar (Narek Buniatyan),
Oleksii Chumak with Olya Makhno,
Anna Mariia Filippova,
Cobalt urban think-tank,
Lena Holub,
Nino Khundadze with Eagle,
Maria Kremer with Vasiliy Sochinsky and Nvard Yerkanian,
Diana Meyerhold and Anastasia Marochkina,
Albert Petrosyan,
Gray Cake (Katya Pryanik, Alexander Serechenko),
Anna Ghazaryan,
Jane Rzheznikova,
Elena Slobtseva with tmp_space collective and B. Petrov,
Serafima Truevtseva

Exhibition curator:
Anna Titovets Intektra
November 11th, 2023
17.00 – 19.00

Art Communities on the Move

Open discussion with experts, curators and participants of the project
//Pause/Play: Culture under Pressure Project

CSN Lab, 29 Mesrop Mashtots Avenue, Yerevan

free admission

Freedom of movement is a basic human right unless it is a forced migration. In recent years we have been facing an increasing number of wars and political escalations worldwide. Art communities become one of the groups suffering from the new challenges that migration brings.

Open discussion invites representatives of different cultural initiatives, artists and curators to talk about their own experiences, stories and methodologies on how to adapt to the new realities or to fight against them.