Hype pop-up gallery Down Shift project
curator Anna Gargarian
from the installation MAKE ALL TRANSPARENT
All photos by Ani Gevorgyan
Rethinking space through the language of art is multiplied by the ability to slow down one’s gaze. This installation allows you to discern the elusiveness of the city, formed by subtle lines of memory that interconnect multiple bodies. The slow gaze helps one transcend and see the object in its neutrality, hear what is otherwise silent and cast a glance anew at the already familiar space – this time in the hush of music itself.
independent curator, Ph.D in Literary Studies
VisualGapGallery in collaboration with DEPO Gallery / 06.11.2015-06.12.2015/ Istanbul / and G-Art Gallery / 10.11.2015 /Istanbul / presented the project "REALITY IS BEAUTIFUL (II edition)".
performance by Gizem Bilgen
I present you the series of artworks done during 2010-2013 which I call “Through Turbulence“.
This series has become a diary for me, which by flipping the page, the picture becomes clear.
I had to live it to see this period in reality, a phenomenon that occurred to me. I had to live it with the expectation of identifying other personal areas in my life.
The images are the clear formation of my states of mind and heart, displayed in shapes and colors.
Sometimes it seems that at different stages of life, I enter into and exit out of different, other spaces.
Every change sometimes seems awfully difficult, it is a change of space, a change of ideas, and a change of environment; a shift that the body also seems to be changing.
The "Museum Night" event which takes place around the world had a positive reaction in Armenia as well. The “Museum Night” was first held in 1997 in Berlin. Its aim was to demonstrate the capacity, potential of modern museums and to attract youngsters’ attention.
As a result, in the recent years, around the world and in Armenia, there is a great flow of visitors to the museums. The number of museums and galleries joining this project grows each year.
New technologies bring new ideas and a large amount of information. Everyone uses social networks to communicate.
Museums are the places where our cultural heritage is safeguarded and we add modern art to it. Modern art is the most vivid, accurate and unbiased expression of nowadays.
Galleries are the fastest to react to modern impulses. Artists are the first to bring new ideas, new media, new technological innovations to the museums.
Within the “Digital Museum Night” project we present the works of contemporary young Armenian artists working in different branches of art. 32 Artists from Armenia and abroad will participate in the project. 160 art works will be exhibited.
The selected art works were brought to digital format and a slideshow was prepared that will be presented on the monitors in Yerevan and regions.
VisualGap gallery has prepared a special video for I production. Now besides entertaining games young people can get acquainted with and study the works of contemporary Armenian artists. This will help them expand their world view. On May 18 VisualGap gallery will be open from 18:00 till 24:00.
Project demonstration sites:
"Ucom" Service Centers
BB Media (displays)
"ZIGZAG" store chain
Vanadzor Museum of Fine Arts
Stepan Zorian’s house museum in Vanadzor
Geological Museum of Lori Pambak
Museum of Fine Arts in Shushi
Modern Art Museum of Yerevan
artists: Mary Moon / Tatev Chakhchakhyan / Artur Hakobyan
VisualGapGaller’s main scope of interest is Contemporary Art. VGG is especially concerned about the juxtaposition and mixtures of different art medias. They comprise new esthetical and ideological undertones which extend the semantic limits of the media and are very characteristic to the alternative approaches.
Programm: 16.04 2013-19.04.2013
3D art objects creation within 4 days at VisualGapGallery from 12:00 till 18:00
Online broadcasting on Civilnet internet television website and at Tumo Center for Creative Technologies.You can join the live broadcasting to see the process of making objects www.showme.pro/now/837-124-056/.
26.04.2013 at 19:30
Installation and presentation of the Art objects at VisualGapGallery
The main objective of the project is to bring the artists creating in the two dimensional space towards the three/multi-dimensional one.
The artist will have an opportunity to use a media that expands the means of expression.
The partners of the project are: UCOM company
TUMO Center for Creative Technologies
Civilnet internet television
Information partner: AMI ” Novosti_Armenia”
Sandy never goes away; she is always with us. She showed her presence, to stay in our hearts.
VisualGapGallery is an autonomous mobile space. Up until now VisualGapGallery acted online. Due to the high viewing rate and the strong interest for the young artists’ work the online version of it has now transformed to a tangible, physical area. For the first time VisualGapGallery represents 8 artists: Arman Vahanyan, Narek babumyan, Artur Hakobyan, Anna Hakopian, Hrach vardanyan, Sigran Sahakyan, Mary Moon, Vardan Harutyunyan, Lucie Abdalian
official opening of the project december 14, at 19:30, address: str. teryan 59, apt 8, (5th floor)
program: 13 dec/ 10:30-18:00/video instalation at the I STORE/ sayat-nova 8 / Mary Moon /Reality Is Beautiful / artists presentation /14dec /19:30 / official opening of the exhibition / artists presentation/performance / 8dec / discussion with the artists / Arman Vahanyan/ Narek Babumyan / Artur Hakobyan/Anna Hakobyan / 9 dec / 19:30 / meeting with the artists / Tigran Sahakyan/ Hrach Vardanyan/ Mary Moon / Vardan Harutyunyan
I will be presenting a series of urban images, in the beginning of which Yerevan was the main theme, but now since my two visits to Germany in the past two years (in 2007 I was invited to take part Kunsthochschule Kassel), I'm exhibiting the two country's cityscapes simultaneously.
This exploration I began back in 2004, when all the ever-accelerating changes to the cityscape, with all the new structures which were rapidly spreading out and defacing the environment we live in, was still a novelty to us all. Today people are attentively following international events, captivated by the "crisis", which has become a barrier for self reflection. People are feeling certain discomfort, in trying to live a wholesome life. The artist's mind is so muddled with political, economic and cultural garb, that it becomes difficult to present pure art. The question arises does art reflect (carry within it) all the current changes of the times, or is it a substance, which for the public becomes a source of contact, enabling bilateral dialogue between different cultures?
My great challenge is to provide the time and opportunity for people of different cultures, to be able to manifest the human beings in themselves, who are still able to reflect and disperse all.
from OUR REFLECTIONS IN THE SKY series
limited edition Giclee print
24x36 inches (61x91.5 cm)
The images displayed on this website by Haig
Tutundjian are from the series, Time Is Now
and Our Reflections In The Sky. They have been
photographed at close range, and through the
lighting and composition take on the appearance
of cosmic and somewhat surreal landscapes.
The series are aimed at raising the public’s
awareness for the ongoing campaign against
deforestation as well as the cleanup of the
environment and air pollution.