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FotoFest-2024 | Cinemas. Heritage and New Approaches

On April 5-20 the FotoFest-2024 will be held at the “HayArt” cultural center. The third edition of the only photography festival in Armenia is dedicated to the centennial celebration of Armenian cinema and themed “Cinemas: Heritage and New Approaches”. FotoFest-2024 is trying to showcase the rich legacy of Armenian cinema with the operating and non-operating, […]

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HayArt at the DigiTec 2023 Expo

For the very first time, the DIGITEC High-Tech Expo featured an art organization – HayArt Cultural Center – as a full-fledged member of the event.

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Festivals

CYFEST-15 MEDIA ART FESTIVAL

With collaboration of CyLand Media Lab HayArt Cultural Center implemented the CYFEST-15 Media Art Festival. Exhibitions, sound art, performances, lectures and video program of festival were held at three partner organizations: HayArt, Institute for Contemporary Art and Yerevan Botanical Garden.

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Visual Arts

LOTTE IN THE LAND OF SHADOW

The exhibition “Lotte in the Land of Shadows: L. Reiniger – Avant-Garde of the Animation Film (1899-1981)” – the first ever exhibition in Armenia of Charlotte “Lotte” Reiniger – a German film director, and a pioneer of animated film and silhouette animation. The exhibition is a multi-screen video installation and is a unique opportunity to […]

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Talks & Workshops

POST-SOVIET MEANINGS OF CULTURAL LANDSCAPES

The post-Soviet changes in Yerevan are also taking place at the level of individual parts of the city. And not by simply changing the names of streets and squares but as a result of fundamental economic, social and cultural changes, for example, the spread of consumer culture. Freedom (Theatre) Square and Cascade are examined from […]

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Talks & Workshops

YEREVAN IN NATIONAL NARRATIVES OF THE SOVIET AND POST-SOVIET PERIODS

The speech discusses several stages of changes in the meaning of Yerevan as the capital of Soviet Armenia and then the Republic of Armenia. Yerevan’s master plan (1924) brings with it the idea of a modern city in contrast to “Eastern Yerevan”. It covers the modernizing society (the people). In the post-Stalin period and the […]

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YEREVAN IN THE PERIOD OF INDEPENDENCE. PUBLIC AND PRIVATE IN THE URBAN SPACE

The speech is dedicated to the changes that took place in the street environment of Yerevan during the years of Armenia’s independence, the clash between public and private, the commercialization of urban areas and the discussion of the right to the city. The first half of the 1990s were the most chaotic times of the […]

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TRAM TO OBLIVION. THE START OF THE TRAM FUNCTIONING IN YEREVAN IN THE 1930S

“They came with joy: the revolution, the new man, the proletariat marching towards communism with a hardened tongue and a hammered body. Iron muscle was their seed. The sun was their food. And the thought was the action. They came to the working districts of Yerevan with the tram established in 1933 and connecting the […]

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THE STREET IN YEREVAN IN THE 1960S-1980S. TRANSFORMATIONS OF LANGUAGE AND PRACTICES

The speech is dedicated to the transformations that took place in the street life of Yerevan in the post-Soviet period, particularly the formation of the so-called “thief” subculture and the spread of its influence on the organization of human relationships on the street. In the second half of the 1950s, more than a million prisoners […]

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LATE SOVIET YEREVAN: SOVIETIZATION AND DE-SOVIETIZATION IN EVERYDAY PRACTICES

The speech is dedicated to the presentation of the practices of everyday life in Yerevan in the 1960s-1980s and the features of their modernization. One of the exciting phenomena characteristic of late-Soviet Yerevan was that the modernization process here had formal-official and shadow dimensions, which were expressed through parallel manifestations of the Soviet and the […]