The European Union Delegation to Armenia organised a master class and a creative discussion on Transformation of Public Spaces on 11-12 May as a part of Europe Day celebrations in Armenia. The aim of the initiative was to introduce trends of European contemporary art in public spaces.
The event took place in an industrial workshop area, where an ambient of public space art was created. The Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Traian Hristea opened the event.
The Ambassador highlighted that Europe Day is a symbolic occasion uniting diverse cultures and nations for the common goal of peace and understanding.
“By initiating art related events we encourage young people to engage in a creative dialogue, we listen to what they think and we exchange opinions. This is the first of this year’s Europe Day events that will continue in different formats from 23-26 May”, highlighted the Ambassador.
The creative discussion was the culmination of a two-day Europe Day arts master class, resulting in a colourful art installation. Art students had the opportunity to learn and apply the techniques of street and public art during the workshop (curator – Ararat Minasyan).
The animation created based on the art-installation will be screened on 24 May as part of the Europe Day overnight performance at Northern Avenue, followed by open-air Europe Day Information Fair and cultural events on 25 May.
On 9 May 1950, Robert Schuman presented his proposal on the creation of an organised Europe, necessary for peaceful relations and development. Today, the 9th of May has become a European symbol (Europe Day) which, along with the flag, the anthem, the motto and the single currency (the euro), identifies the political entity of the European Union. Europe Day is the occasion for festivities that bring Europe closer to its citizens and neighbours.