Recently, we have all witnessed the new politics of the Municipality, which includes the artificial beautification of the city: artificial flowers, animals, objects made of artificial grass, luxurious benches all over the city, painted building arches and walls, etc. The video criticizes the above mentioned strategy of the Government that tries to cover up major […]
From the series “Exploring the Public Space” Mashtots Park 31.03.2012 The struggle at the Mashtots park continues as vigorously as before. The activists demand that the police leave the area at once but they refuse. The activists then attempt to capture the boutiques but encounter resistance.
3.03.2012 During the open session of the Independent and Just Court (Yerevan Mashtots Park), the claim of self-determined citizens against the City Hall (regarding the need to disconstruct the boutiques at the Mashtots park) were investigated. According to the self-determined citizens (co-claimants), the City Hall of Yerevan (defendant) is responsible for illegal constructions at a […]
How is the notion of the ‘Public’ perceived today? Are the other assumptions which refer to it clear and distinct? Is there any connection between the way public is perceived and the social structure? To what extent are the borders between the public, the social, the state, and the private tangible? The series of interviews […]
A project by Oliver Ressler done during a residency in Yerevan in the framework of Utopiana’s “Eat and Work” project The project “Socialism Failed, Capitalism is Bankrupt. What comes Next?” focuses on the political and economic situation in the Republic of Armenia, one of the successor states of the Soviet Union. The project materializes in two different […]
Projects within the framework of the “City in Use” project nerkaytsumner Landscape Garden – Gohar Karapetyan and David Nubaryan, HBH, Faculty of Fine Arts Your Wicked City- Sahak Boghossian Citizens of Empty Space – Utopiana’s collaboration with Laps, a Swiss group of artists