Armenian Perspectives on Displacement and RegenerationPosted by Platforma.editor on 25th January 2013
Armenian Perspectives on Displacement and Regeneration
Organised by the Armenian Institute
Project Director: Seta White
Co-curators: Shoair Mavlian/Vazken Khatchig Davidian
ART + PERFORMANCE MASHED UP UNDERGROUND AT SHOREDITCH
Early 2013 will witness the first ever Salon Mashup, a radical new art + performance event organized by the Armenian Institute, London. The concept, developed by actor/director Seta White will bring together up to forty artists, performers, musicians, filmmakers and others in an exciting and varied 4 day event event. The theme, subject to change annually, will this year present diverse approaches to experiences of displacement and regeneration, many from British Armenian perspectives. The exhibition, co-curated by Vazken Khatchig Davidian and Shoair Mavlian, and performances curated by White will transform the underground maze beneath Shoreditch Town Hall into an art space. The tunnels will be used as a promenade where art and performance are ‘mashed up’ together, generating a free, raw and creative energy. The resulting collaboration itself, in multiple permutations of contemporary art + performance, will synthesize into a complex and dynamic total work of art itself.
‘The idea is for a space where different artists and performers are able to collaborate, merging different artistic media. I envisage Salon Mashup, with its creative energy channelled into exciting and collaborative new work, becoming a platform for Armenian culture today, inspiring and leading to future work between the artists.’ says Seta White.
‘The collaborations, themselves dynamic responses to the diverse art displayed, provide varied interpretations on the theme of displacement and regeneration, at once both personal and universal.’ says Vazken Khatchig Davidian.
Salon Mashup is supported using public funding by Arts Council England, and supported by grants from The St Sarkis Charity Trust, the AGBU London Trust and contributions from generous individual donors.
Full details http://www.armenianinstitute.org.uk/Libraries/Local/757/Docs/Programme.pdf