Art & Geopolitics: a conversation with Paniz Musawi

by Gabriel Ouzounian

HAYP’s newest exhibit Lips of Pride is coming up quickly, and our special guest speakers are starting to arrive.

One of our most exciting visitors is Paniz Musawi Natanzi, a Researcher who will discuss feminist art from a geopolitical perspective. Musawi, who currently studies in the UK as a PhD candidate, researches the relationship between geopolitics and art history, especially in the realm of spaces of war and conflict.

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Behind the Scenes: Organizing Lips of Pride

Art Talk by HAYP Pop Up Gallery & The Yerevan Underbelly @Mirzoyan Library. Photo credits: Mirzoyan Library.

From April 8 to 18, 2016, HAYP Pop Up Gallery will present its 6th contemporary art exhibition, Lips of Pride.

Lips of Pride will focus on the theme of women’s sexuality and societal perceptions of shame in Armenia. As the month-long celebration of “women’s day” comes to an end here in Armenia, we hope to encourage a different discussion on women’s rights.

Celebrating women with flowers and presents is one thing; making sure their voices are heard on sensitive topics such as reproductive rights, sexual autonomy and pleasure is quite another.

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“What is luck for you?” Interactive performance for “In Motion”

This article was originally published on on November 26.

German artist-in-residence 

Three weeks ago, an artist from Stuttgart decided to perform an unexpected artistic and social experiment on the Yerevan-Gyumri train. Barbara Karsh-Chaïeb had been doing an artist residency at AKOS for a little more than two weeks when she heard about HAYP Pop Up Gallery’s exhibition project on the train, and decided to get involved.

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