Nine participants from Armenia participating in Transcultural Art Lab 2017 on 16th – 29th October in Germany, island of Juist.
This is second time Youth events holding center/Youth Studies Institite (YSI) sends participants to this fascinating project. Last time on 2016 it made a big success, the art works and detailed can be find on the webpage www.designyourutopia.com. It aims to contribute successful cross-cultural dialogue.
The Transcultural Art Lab is a creative experiment, an artistic research laboratory dealing with national identities, questioning cultural heritage and daring to look into our common future. Fifty ambitious young creatives from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Germany, the regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia gathered under the broad theme of “Design your Utopia”.
Six artistic workshops will explore tensions between collective responsibilities and individual visions of the future in national and international contexts. The workshops are as follows: Installation Art, Editorial Design, Video Art, Photography, Music and Performance Art. The collaborative artwork provides a starting point for dialogue and an open space for divergent thinking. The emerging art pieces are to be shown in a public exhibition on the island at the conclusion of the Lab – and then will be curated to form a show that will travel to Berlin, Tbilisi, Baku and Yerevan.
Juist is a tiny German island in the North Sea. The area is part of a National Park, and is very much exposed to the natural forces of the tides and the weather. There are no cars allowed except for the ambulance and the fire brigade! Therefore, it’s an ideal place to retreat from the loud noises of the cities, to rethink commonplaces and to start on something new, living in a multinational community.
The TRANSCULTURAL ART LAB is organized by a team of international artists, with financial support from the German Federal Foreign Office, the European Union and the Ministry of Social Affairs for Lower Saxony.
Armenian team with artists is doing its best in this project, will keep updated. Wish us good luck during these two weeks in island as well as for preparation for exhibitions. Yerevanian exhibition will be held in January 2018. Thanks to Youth Studies Institute team we are here and getting support from YSI every day.
Juist, 2017,Armenian team