The 5th Summer Seminars for Art Curators 
Communities and Contextual Translation of Communal Art 
August 15-20, 2010; Yerevan and Ijevan, Armenia 

Participants: Elke Krasny/Armenak Grigoryan/Michelle Kasprzak/Karin Grigoryan/Sarah Rifky/Arevik Grigoryan/Patrycja Rylko/Marlène Perronet/Harutyun Alpetyan/Adnan Yildiz/Aykan Safoğlu/Carmen De Michele/Gor Engoyan/Nvard Yerkanian/Natuka Vatsadze/Liana Khachatryan/Viviana Checchia/Sona Melik-Karamyan/Ida Hirsenfelder/Pau catai Marles/Taguhi Torosyan 

Volunteers and free participants: Shoair Mavlian/Özge Çelikaslan/Emanuele Braga/Maddalena Fragnito/Narek Tovmasyan/Marine Hovsepyan 

Program

15.08 Sunday 

10:00-10:30 Opening Remarks and Introduction 
10:30-12:00 Lecture 
Dr Margarita Tupitsyn: Russian Art as a Sisyphean Project 
12:00-1:30 Lecture 
Dr Vardan Azatyan: Myths and Visions of Artistic Avant-gardes in Armenia 
18:00- 20:00 Presentations 
Marlène Perronet: The Tea Ceremony 
Elke Krasny: Notions of Transversality: Dialogues of Aesthetics, Ethics, Politics 
Adnan Yıldız and Aykan Safoğlu: Artistic Dialog+ Curatorial Grammar 
“AH OH” by ğ (soft g) 

16.08 Monday 

10:30-12:00 Lecture 
Victor Tupitsyn: Seeing Through a Crack 
12:00-13:30 Talk and Round-Table: Curatorial Interventions 
Sarah Rifky: Reconjugating the Curator-Function: a case study in curating contemporary art, thinking about cultural policy and producing publics in Cairo 
18:00- 20:00 Presentations (3) 
Michelle Kasprzak: The Transient and Mutable Monument 
Joanna Warsza: The Logic of the Projects in the Public Realm: A Talk on Slalom between 
a social involvement and the politics of the hidden agendas (based on my 
curatorial practice) 
Ida Hirschenfelder: Land Art in SFRJ – Reinterpreted Monuments 

17.08 Tuesday 

Visit to art institutions in Yerevan 

18:00 –20:00 
Round-table discussion on cultural and institutional politics organized by Rene Gabri and Ayreen Anastas 

18.08 Wednesday 
Travel to Ijevan 

19.08 Thursday 
* Working language: English 
* Working language: Armenian 

10:00-11:30 Lecture* 
Julian Vigo: Public Art in Haiti: The Goudou Goudou and the Museum of Disaster Relief 
(Ijevan Tourism and Business Development Center) 
12:00-14:00 Panel Discussion* 
Art criticism and curatorial training school: "1985-1991 Ijevan Sculpture Symposium.Post Factum" (Ijevan Tourism and Business Development Center) 
15:00-17:00 Presentations (4): Anthropology of the Communal** 
(Ijevan Tourism and Business Development Center) 
Pau Cata i Marles: Theory as Practice: A Creative Practitioner-based Research on CASAMARLES’ Local Context 
Carmen De Michele: Tepito: Art in the “Rough Neighbourhood” 
Natuka Vatsadze: From Apt Art to Art in the Apartment 
Ruben Arevshatyan: Red Thread e-Journal 
17:30-18:00 Presentation: The City: Borders and Definitions” workshop* 
(Ijevan branch of Yerevan University) 
Nvard Yerkanian, Harutyun Alpetyan 
(Between students of Yerevan Open University and Yerevan State University, Ijevan Brach) 19.00-20.30 Roundtable * (Ijevan Tourism and Business Development Center) 
On Cultural Exchange and Dialogue 
Moderated by Eva Khachatryan 

20.08, Friday 
12:00-13:30 Talk and Round-Table: Curatorial Interventions* 
Ida Hirshenfelder: SCCA- World of Art Curatorial Course 
16:00-17:30 General Round-Table (House of Culture) **