10 September 2014

COME CLOSER. A CONTEMPORARY ART PROJECT / Modern Art Museum of Yerevan, Armenia / 5-26 October 2014

COME CLOSEDR aims to bring together artists from various horizons around the theme of the exchange (of ideas, points of view) and communication with its consequences in terms of proximity and distance. It will be staged as an exhibition by a group of visual artists from France and Switzerland for the first phase of the touring exhibition. The second phase of the project will include exhibitions in Switzerland with a larger group that will include artists from Armenia.

The exhibition will address the communication between people and will attempt to diversify the terms thereof. It will aim to encourage interaction between artists, between different cultural regions, and especially with the public.
Works presented are mostly interactive and the public is strongly encouraged to participate. Performances and installations, as well as cooperative projects developed in-situ will be presented during the exhibition. The works will evolve until the end of the show and will offer occasions for the public to interact with the artists, with their works as well as to observe the evolution of the exhibition.
The touring exhibition will start in Armenia, will visit Switzerland and hopefully elsewhere, always with the aim to create links with the local communities and artists through artistic practices.
Catherine Aeschlimann, Switzerland
Pier Giorgio De Pinto, Switzerland
Alina Mnatsakanian, Switzerland
Geneviève Petermann, Switzerland
Josette Taramarcaz, Switzerland
Edmond Habetian, France
Alina Mnatsakanian (European side and coordination of the project)
Susanna Gyulamiryan (Armenian side, for the phase 2)
Exhibition dates
Modern Art Museum of Yerevan, Armenia / 5-26 October 2014
Le Manoir, Martigny, Switzerland / exhibition dates are to be scheduled.
MACT/CACT Contemporary Art in Canton Ticino, Switzerland / 11 February – 2 April 2017