FIRST INTERNATIONAL PRINT BIENNALE YEREVAN 2017
25.10. – 15.12.2017



Program


Foundation KulturDialog Armenien organizes the First International Print Biennale Yerevan 2017 at the premises of the Armenian Center for Contemporary Experimental Art (ACCEA/NPAK) in Yerevan from October 25th to December 15th, 2017 and welcomes all artists, guests and visitors alike. With this overview we would like to give you some information about the events of the biennale:


The First International Print Biennale Yerevan 2017 is divided into two sections:

- Contest of the biennale: 25.10. – 10.11.2017
- Additional exhibitions of the biennale 29.10. – 15.12.2017


The time from October 25th until October 28th, 2017 is dedicated to the exhibition of artworks by printmakers from all over the world joined in Erevan for a unique contest. The contest exhibition of the biennale will present 448 art works by 227 artists from 50 countries starting with the opening ceremony at the Armenian Center for Contemporary Experimental Art (ACCEA/NPAK) on October 25th, 2017.


The international jury of the biennale consists of 5 professionals, who will select winning works and artists during the two days after the opening ceremony: Jury president Inga Heamägi M.A. (Estonia), Achim Könneke (Germany), Prof. Dr. Mateusz Otręba (Poland), Dr. Alexandra Stäheli (Switzerland), and Sona Harutyunyan M.A. (Armenia). On the occasion of the award ceremony at the premises of Armenian Center for Contemporary Experimental Art (ACCEA/NPAK) on October 28th, 2017, the jury will award a Grand Prix (Medal), a First Prize (Medal), a Second Prize (Medal), and a Third Prize (Medal) and also Diplomas for outstanding works of special interest. All artists, guests and visitors have the possibility to see the works of the contest exhibited until the closing ceremony of the contest of the First International Print Biennale Yerevan 2017 at the Armenian Center for Contemporary Experimental Art (ACCEA/NPAK) on November 10th, 2017. All exhibited works will be published in the official catalogue of the First International Print Biennale Yerevan 2017, which will be presented during the closing ceremony.


The The second part of the biennale focusses on contemporary Armenian and Swiss printmaking: The two solo exhibitions of printed works by the Armenian artists Artur Hakobyan (starting October 29th, 2017) and Arman Vahanyan (starting November 7th, 2017) will give the audience and visitors from abroad an insight into current trends of the Armenian art scene in the field of printmaking. The solo exhibition of the Swiss artist-residence Marcel Mayer, guest of honor of the biennale, correspondingly presents the contemporary Swiss printmaking art scene, starting November 17th, 2017.


During the award ceremony of the First International Print Biennale Yerevan 2017 on October 28th, 2017, winning artists will be awarded a Grand Prix (Medal), a First Prize (Medal), a Second Prize (Medal), and a Third Prize (Medal) by the international jury. Additionally, several special “Honorable Mention Diplomas” will be attributed for distinguished artworks of special interest. All medals of the First International Print Biennale have been created by the Armenian sculptor Melik Shahnazaryan especially for this occasion. Medal winning artists will be given the possibility to present their works in a solo exhibition during the next biennale, i.e. the “International Print Biennale Yerevan 2019”.


We cordially invite all participating artists, visitors and guests to attend the ceremonies of the First International Print Biennale Yerevan 2017, to visit its exhibition contest and to take advantage of its lectures and its accompanying exhibitions to extend your knowledge in the field of printmaking.



PROGRAM OF THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL PRINT BIENNALE YEREVAN 2017
1. First International Print Biennale Yerevan 2017 Opening ceremony, opening of contest exhibition Armenian Center for Contemporary Experimental Art (ACCEA/NPAK), Pavstos Buzand 1/3, Yerevan, 25.10.2017 7 p.m.
2. First International Print Biennale Yerevan 2017 The international jury choses prize winnings works and artists Armenian Center for Contemporary Experimental Art (ACCEA/NPAK), Pavstos Buzand 1/3, Yerevan 26.10. – 27.10.2017
3. Adriano Castro: "The Brazilian Contribution" Detailed overview of today's Brazilian printmaking Lecture given by the Brazilian printmaker Adriano Castro Mirzoyan Library, 10 Mher Mkrtchyan St, Yerevan 26.10.2017 5 p.m.
4. Mateusz Otręba: “Who is he? Jerzy Panek from Kraków” Detailed overview of famous painter and graphic from Kraków Lecture given by Prof. Dr. Mateusz Otręba (Academy of Fine Arts Kraków, Poland) Tumo Center for Creative Technologies, 6 Halabyan St, Yerevan 27.10.2017 5 p.m.
5. First International Print Biennale Yerevan 2017 Award ceremony Armenian Center for Contemporary Experimental Art (ACCEA/NPAK), Pavstos Buzand 1/3, Yerevan 28.10.2017 7 p.m
6. Artur Hakobyan: Solo exhibition of printed works (Contemporary Armenian printmaking) Exhibition opening Tove and Albert Boyajyan Gallery, 36 Isahakyan, Yerevan 30.10. - 10.11.2017 1 p.m
7. Arman Vahanyan: "Every day's surface" solo exhibition of printed works (Contemporary Armenian printmaking) Exhibition opening Dalan Art Gallery, 12 Abovyan St, Yerevan 03. - 15.11.2017 7 p.m
8. First International Print Biennale Yerevan 2017 Closing ceremony of the contest’s exhibition Armenian Center for Contemporary Experimental Art (ACCEA/NPAK), Pavstos Buzand 1/3, Yerevan 10.11.2017 7 p.m
9. Marcel Mayer: Solo exhibition of printed works (Contemporary Swiss printmaking) Exhibition opening Armenian Center for Contemporary Experimental Art (ACCEA/NPAK), Pavstos Buzand 1/3, Yerevan 17.11.2017 7 p.m
10. First International Print Biennale Yerevan 2017 End of the First International Print Biennale Yerevan 2017 and of all biennale exhibitions 15.12.2017 7 p.m


NOTE: The organizer reserves the right to make any necessary changes in the conditions and deadlines of the contest and will announce them on the official website of the “First International Print Biennale Yerevan 2017”.


Organizing Committee
First International Print Biennale Yerevan 2017
10.10.2017