Lecture-discussion with Nazareth Karoyan
War Economy. Peace economy. An Alternative to Cultural Development
The lecture focuses on cultural economy, which is forming in the process of globalization. Two types of economic management are singled out. These differ from each other in relationship-building, product management, policies of product circulation, consumption volumes and market expectations. Based on the mentioned characteristics, economies can be categorized as War Economy and Peace Economy. Karoyan argues that Armenian cultural economy has to reform and adopt the policies of Peace Economy, especially in terms of its product management and circulation. This would allow Armenia to collaborate and participate in the development of global economic models and agendas.
Nazareth Karoyan is an art critic, free-lance exhibition curator, and the president of AICA Armenia. Since the 1980s, he has been active in developing the contemporary art scene of Armenia. He is the co-founder of the artistic movement “3rd floor”, the first private art galleries Goyak, Ex-Voto, and the art magazine In Vitro. Presently, he organizes training courses in exhibition skills and art criticism. In his numerous essays, articles and lectures discusses where the art system is heading to, how it ties in with socio-political contexts and what communication exists between artistic issues in post-Soviet Armenia and Europe.