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The museum is open today 10 am - 5 pm
Pavstos Buzand 1/3 0010 Yerevan
open today 10 am - 5 pm
Pavstos Buzand 1/3 0010 Yerevan

ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF INSTALLATION ART (AFIA)
PRINCIPLES
1. The purpose of the AFIA is to identify new names and faces of this type of art and to provide a
platform for their expression.
2. AFIA is being organized based on principles of curatorial projects: The main project-
exhibition, which will take place at NPAK and in Public spaces out from NPAK .
3. AFIA is based on the principle of choosing the material and the concept of exhibition by the
curator and of presenting the work of art as an installation. The text-concept of the AFIA general
project is the starting point and the basis for selection and creation of all installations and parallel
projects within the AFIA. Connection between the concept of the main project with artworks and
parallel projects can be provided both in terms of the thematic concept as well as by
interpretations and references thereof.
4. Within the AFIA, creation of new works and projects on the basis of the main curatorial
concept has fundamental importance. Getting acquainted with the installation art and workshops
within the framework of the festival is considered an inseparable part of the curator’s work.
5. NPAK recognizes the "Curatorial Selection" as the absolute right of the AFIA Principal
Curator, without undermining its main commitment to issues and core functions as they relate to
young artists and Installation as genre.
NPAK announces an open call for young people interested in installation art to participate in the
"Annual Installation Art" festival. Workshops will be held within the framework of the festival
and works of art will be created as a result of workshops.
The material of the project proposed this year, accepting industrial waste as the only
precondition, will give artists the freedom to choose the theme of the installation work. This
conceptual action simulates the whole process of preparing for the exhibition as a workshop,
where the material is the same for everyone, but the end result is completely different.
The idea of working with waste came from environmental issues, but the exhibition should not
be limited to that topic. Works of art created as a result of work with the curator during the
workshops can raise a number of important social issues, such as inequality, politics, culture, the
rights of women or special groups, and so on.