"Anoush" opera. Musical and theatrical creation in Armenian. Based on the opera of Armen Tigranian. On the poem of Hovhannes Toumanian. Co-production Delta Culture / Theatre Nanterre Amandiers. Creation in the Gabriel Sundukyan National Academic Theatre in Yerevan on April 26, 2013 and in the Theatre Nanterre Amandiers on May 22, 2013.
"My Roads" photographic exhibition, organised by the Permanent Representation of Armenia to the Council of Europe in collaboration with “Delta Culture” Association.
(20 June - 4 July 2011, Council of Europe, Strasbourg, France).
Collaboration with the Yerevan State University of Architecture and Construction (YSUAC) leading to signing of the cooperation agreement and exchange programme between the University and the School of Architecture in Strasbourg (ENSAS) (Strasbourg, November 2009).
Participation of the Armenian jazz group Time Report at the Festival Musique en Eté (Geneva, July 2008).
Collaboration with the Yerevan State University of Architecture and Construction in preparing the Second International Scientific and Technical Conference entitled "Architecture and Construction - Current Problems" in Yerevan and Jermuk, Armenia.
Next Projects implemented by the members of the Delta Culture Association prior to its creation.
“Landscapes of symbols, landscapes of built environment, landscapes of dreams” – exhibition of architecture and contemporary art of Armenia at the EWZ Unterwerk Selnau (Zurich, October 2007).
“Illuminations d’Arménie” – exhibition of Armenian manuscripts at the Martin Bodmer Foundation (Geneva, September – December 2007).
A series of jazz concerts of the Armenian jazz group Time Report at New Morning in Paris, Salle Moliere in Lyon and Au Chat Noir in Geneva (October 2006).
Exhibition of works by the Armenian painter Christophor Tadevossian at the United Nations Office at Geneva (Geneva, May 2006).
“Armenia… through the lens and into the heart” - exhibition of photographs by Swiss artist Latana Schachenmann at the United Nations Office at Geneva (Geneva, March 2006).
Participation in the organisation of the exhibition of art works by the Armenian artists in the Galerie Saint-Hubert (Lyon, October 2006).
“At the Crossroad of Civilisations…” - exhibition of the art works by Armenian artists; a series of jazz concerts of the Armenian jazz group Time Report; conference on the history of the Armenian art (Geneva, Lausanne and Fribourg, March 2005).
Assistance to organisation of the Armenian cultural days in Basel organised by “Culturescapes” promoting agents (Basel, November 2005).
Swiss-Armenian Cultural Exchanges - a series of concerts; exhibition-retrospective of the renown filmmaker Sergey Parajanov (Yerevan (Armenia), September 2003; Geneva, Bern, February-March 2004).
Organisation of the classical concert with the participation of Armenian and Swiss musicians at the United Nations Office at Geneva (Geneva, April 2003).
Organisation and management of publishing of the literary works written by Armenian contemporary writer Ada Kaghramanian (Yerevan, October-December 2002).
(Yerevan, May 2010; Marseille, June 2010) PRESENT-DAY ART IN ARMENIA,
CONTEMPORARY CULTURE AND TRADITIONS
The exhibition on show here makes an obvious but necessary statement: the phenomenon of Armenian culture does not originate in the “archaeology” of the creation, but in a reality that has always existed despite all the tragic or happy events that have affected the Armenian world.
When we take a look at the history and culture of Armenia, we can see how it has remained faithful to its origins, for example through the Armenian language. In difficult times the continuity of traditions is a guarantor of the structured development of culture. But continuity does not mean stagnation or a straight imitation of an outside model. Armenians have always paid particular attention to the world around them. Exchanges between Western cultures and Armenian civilization have always existed whether through trends in the arts, commercial products, or political concepts.
In this process Armenia has always played a major role as a vector of Western culture in the Eastern world.
MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY
Armenian painters have always known how to integrate into a pre-existing reality, but also how to introduce new openings. This can be seen not only in the Armenian Diaspora artists such as PAMBOUDJAN, ASILVA or Berger MISSAKIAN, but also in the artists working in ARMENIA who have an international reputation and an impressive record of achievements, and whose works are exhibited here.
As Alberto PENSA stressed, Armenian art is composed of "sign elements" and "symbolic elements", which summarise the specific character of the Armenian culture.
Thus the iconological content of Armenian artworks demonstrates a particular affinity to the "object-memory"; from this then comes a figurative painting or tendency towards figurative art in which the object is never entirely deprived of concrete reality, even if it is blended into the colour or rhythm of the composition.
Historiography, an Armenian theme par excellence, has certainly influenced the way images have been conceived in modern and contemporary Armenian art.
This exhibition invites us to discover major contemporary artists and, above all the "vision" of the on-going exchange between a unique Armenian culture and neighboring civilizations.