Artist-run Yerevan Biennale

Artist-run Yerevan Biennale

Yerevan Biennial

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May 22, 2020
Artist-run Yerevan Biennale
May 22, 2020
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Is there any meaning today for artists to reclaim dominant forms of art-dissemination and art-visiblization  such as “the biennale”? This is one among many of the questions this Artist-run Yerevan Biennale wishes to ask. Implicitly, there is also a question of care, who are the actual care-givers and care-takers of art, of our common life?

Organizing this biennale in this moment—when new insidious top-down forms of care are being rehearsed by states and the capital they serve—also calls into question the capacity for communities to establish in their own terms the necessary moments/modes of distance, from what and for what?

Lastly, this biennale would like to create instances to consider or struggle together against the more insidious contagions which are in our midst (individualism, careerism, opportunism, self-enterprising, competition, homo-economicus, new forms of extractivism, enclosure of commons, privatization of common life, etc.).

Yerevan Biennale is artist-run.

Artist-run Yerevan Biennale does not have predefined content, it will be created during the processes.

The events planned in the frames of Artist-run Yerevan Biennale will take place on different temporal and spatial planes.

In the current conditions of control you can follow the opening of this event through the live broadcasting of Radio Antenna from Studio 20 and Azatutyan 24/11 from 4pm, May 22․

With participation of:
Vigen Tadevosyan, Lilit (Ella) Zakaryan, Davit Kareyan, Diana Hakobyan, Vahram Aghasyan, Grigor Khachatryan, Harut Simonyan, Mher Azatyan, Tigran Khachatryan, Karine Matsakyan, Eva Khachatryan, Arman Grigoryan, Karen Andreassian, Sona Abgaryan, Astghik Melkonyan, Ara Hovsepyan, Lilit Antonyan, Grigor Simonyan, Levon Sargsyan, Arthur Sharoyan, Evelin Kareyan, Samvel Hovhannisyan, Arthur Vardanyan, Ara Petrosyan, Garik Yengibaryan, Marusya Sepkhanyan, Mary Mikaelyan, Gagik Charchyan, Anna Barseghyan, Hamlet Hovsepyan, Milena Adamyan, Zara Harutyunyan, Océane, Lucine Talalyan, Tsomak, Kara Leva, Susanna Gyulamiryan, Lusine Sargsyan, Momik Vardanyan, Georgia Sagri, Jesal Kapadia, Karen Hakobian, Rene Gabri, Silvia Maglioni & Graeme Thomson, Ayreen Anastas, Milena Abrahamyan…

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