"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).
My Roads: Armenia 2006-2009
"My Roads" is a photographic exhibition created by a young Armenian artist, Mr. Karen Mirzoyan. The exhibition opens on 20 June 2011 in the Council of Europe on the occasion of the opening of the Summer ession of the Parliamentary Assembly and is part of the events to mark the 10th anniversary of the accession of Armenia to the Council of Europe.
Mr. Mirzoyan is a young progressive photojournalist currently based in Yerevan, Armenia. He was awarded the Magnum Foundation Young Photographer in the Caucasus Award, as well as a scholarship for the 2010 New York University/Magnum Foundation Photography and Human Rights Program. In 2010, he was selected as a Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund photographer. Karen mostly works on long-term projects in post-Soviet republics, the Middle East and the United States.
Series called "My Roads", are photos shot from a car or a train during my travels across Armenia's western borders. I have combined my desire of shooting with long exposures with my interest in Armenia's efforts towards reconciliation and normalization of relations with its western neighbour. This is a very personal visual project. Roads usually have beginnings and ends but I have created circular movements with the roads that I shoot, spaces that constantly rotate and come to no conclusion, reflecting on the arduous efforts to normalise relations between two peoples and why and when they should finally open their common border.
My roads. They exist because they embrace my work, my plans, my photography and my stories. If there is a story there will always be a road - a road to and a road back. Roads exist because I have to reach the site of an important shooting - a destination. They exist only because of some other object and for some other purpose I have to reach out to. Roads are minor intervals, which can be removed, abridged or blotted out; which do not call for a reflection or a description; which you neither remember, nor are you reminded of.
An empty space, and all that this interval contains is equally empty and secondary. All that world, and fuss, and people within, and nature, and time come to life only because I'm going there to write my story, to create my most important photography. Five years ago I decided to capture that empty interval. I wanted to try to direct the energy of my photography to all that exists amidst the things I know. I wanted to capture the interval that is not directly linked to me - that secondary world. People whom I might see for a split second, but who would stay in my memory forever for a simple reason that I will never see or find them again. - Karen Mirzoyan (www.karenmirzoyan.com)