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“Let’s Go to the Stars,” created with support from Urvakan, an international festival of contemporary culture and new musical forms, which took place May 3-5 2019 in Yerevan, Armenia “Urvakan” in Armenian translates to “spirit" or “ghost.” The Armenian dancers, models and athletes who participated in this photo project symbolize the spirit and sentiment of the building they stand next to. More than anything I wanted to display the dynamics of the forms and the uniqueness and boldness of the methods used by Soviet Armenian architects. The project is designed to call the viewer’s attention to the late-Soviet legacy, which until recently seemed an inhuman eyesore. Socialist modernism has today become an important component cultural identity. After all, a large part of Armenia was constructed with modernist architecture. Industrial cities, huge residential areas, factories - the country has yet to implement a project of the same scale since the breakup of the USSR. As the author of this piece, I wanted to call on people who live in post-Soviet countries not to reject the fundamentals of the history of art and learn to differentiate the history of art from political history. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Проект “Полетели к звездам” создан при поддержке фестиваля “Urvakan” международного фестиваля современной культуры и новых музыкальных форм. (The international festival of contemporary culture and new musical forms.), прошедший 3-5 мая 2019 года в городе Ереван, Армения. “Urvakan” в переводе с армянского означает “дух” или “призрак”. В этом фото проекте участвовали армянские танцоры, модели и спортсмены, каждый из которых символизировал дух того здания, рядом с которым они находились, его настроение. Поэтому больше всего в этом проекте хотелось отобразить динамику форм, уникальность и смелость приемов, которыми пользовались советские армянские архитекторы. Проект призван обратить внимание зрителей на позднесоветское наследие, еще недавно казавшееся бесчеловечным уродством. социалистический модернизм сегодня стал важной составляющей культурной идентичности. Ведь большая часть Армении начиная с 60-х была застроена именно модернистской архитектурой. Индустриальные города, огромные жилые массивы, заводы — после распада СССР стране пока не удалось реализовать проект такого же масштаба. Мне, как автору, хотелось бы призвать людей, живущих в постсоветских странах не отвергать основы истории искусства и научиться отделять историю искусства от истории политической.
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Karen Demirchyan Sports and Concerts Complex, Yerevan, Armenia. “Let’s Go to the Stars,” created with support from Urvakan, an international festival of contemporary culture and new musical forms, which took place May 3-5 2019 in Yerevan, Armenia.
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Cascade. Yerevan, Armenia
Cascade. Yerevan, Armenia. “Let’s Go to the Stars,” created with support from Urvakan, an international festival of contemporary culture and new musical forms, which took place May 3-5 2019 in Yerevan, Armenia.
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Cascade. Yerevan, Armenia
Cascade. Yerevan, Armenia. “Let’s Go to the Stars,” created with support from Urvakan, an international festival of contemporary culture and new musical forms, which took place May 3-5 2019 in Yerevan, Armenia.
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Karen Demirchyan Sports and Concerts Complex, Yerevan, Armenia. “Let’s Go to the Stars,” created with support from Urvakan, an international festival of contemporary culture and new musical forms, which took place May 3-5 2019 in Yerevan, Armenia.
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Karen Demirchyan Sports and Concerts Complex, Yerevan, Armenia. “Let’s Go to the Stars,” created with support from Urvakan, an international festival of contemporary culture and new musical forms, which took place May 3-5 2019 in Yerevan, Armenia.
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Karen Demirchyan Sports and Concerts Complex, Yerevan, Armenia.
Karen Demirchyan Sports and Concerts Complex, Yerevan, Armenia. “Let’s Go to the Stars,” created with support from Urvakan, an international festival of contemporary culture and new musical forms, which took place May 3-5 2019 in Yerevan, Armenia.
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