A weekend of discussions, lectures and presentations as part of an international contemporary art seminar titled “Intersection of Parallels” took place in Yerevan from October 14–16, 2011.
The aim of the seminar was to create a new international network of alternative institutions of contemporary art. The founding member countries of the network are Armenia, Georgia and Germany.
The weekend seminar, coordinated by independent curator Eva Khachatryan, took place at the Suburb Cultural Center (Mekhitar Sebastatsi Eduactional Complex, Media Center, 57 Raffi St.), the Cafesjian Center for the Arts (Cascade Complex), and The Club (40 Tumanyan St.).
Participants were: Ruben Arevshatyan (Armenia), Anna Barseghian (Utopiana, Armenia/Switzerland), Wibke Behrens (NGBK,New Society for Visual Arts, Germany), Berit Fischer (Germany), Susanna Gyulamiryan (Art and Cultural Studies Laboratory, Armenia), Nazareth Karoyan (AICA Armenia), Art Laboratory artists’ collective (Armenia), Azat Sargsyan (Gyumri Center of Contemporary Art, Armenia), Sophia Tabatadze (GeoAIR, Georgia), Wato Tsereteli (Center of Contemporary Art – Tbilisi, Georgia).