“Visual Formations“, Arman Vahanyan – Freiburg, Germany

Foundation KulturDialog Armenien started a new artists’ exchange program this year in cooperation with Christoph Merian Stiftung (Atelier Mondial), Switzerland, and the office of cultural affairs of Freiburg in Breisgau, Germany.
Thanks to this initiative, the Armenian artist Arman Vahanyan (KulturDialog Armenien) is the guest of the City of Freiburg in Breisgau as artist-in-residence at the “L6” studio from January until July 2016.
The exhibition “Visual Formations” at Kulturwerk T66 (Artists’ Association of South-Baden) in Freiburg in Breisgau presents six large scale paintings which Arman Vahanyan created during his stay in Freiburg in Breisgau, Germany.
The artist’s stay and his work have been generously supported by Rotary Club Freiburg-Zähringen.
From May 13th to June 12th, 2016.

“15 Points of View”, Felice Varini – Yerevan, Armenia

The Embassy of Switzerland in Armenia and Foundation “KulturDialog Armenien” will present the exhibition “15 points of view” with works by the Swiss artist Felice Varini at the “Hay Art” cultural center in Yerevan, Armenia, from May 3rd to 13th, 2016.
Felice Varini (b. 1952) has been exploring architectural space with art works for over twenty years. His sensitive interventions into those spaces have fascinated observers all over the world, as his work turns seeing into a real experience.
Varini takes enclosed spaces or the urban environment and arranges geometric, abstract installations in them. Those formal organizations might be not comprehensible at first glance. But, suddenly, they concentrate the viewers’ glance at a single point, the “point of view”, exploring the features of the specific architectural building.
Thanks to the exhibition “15 Points of View” the Armenian audience will be given the chance to gain an insight into a peculiar point of view, which is aimed to combine contemporary art and architectural space.
The Swiss artist Felice Varini will participate in two art talks in Yerevan, which will take place at the “Tumo” Center for Creative Technologies on May 2nd at 7 pm and at “Mirzoyan” Library, on May 4th at 7 pm.
The Embassy of Switzerland in Armenia and Foundation “KulturDialog Armenien” will present this project within the context of the “Francophonie” days in Armenia with the generous support of ArmSwissBank.