Galerie nEUROPA

Hayk Bianjyan - Disappearing Memories

13.08.2021 - 28.09.2021

The difficult handling of Yerevan’s architectural heritage

The summer exhibition of our gallery nEUROPA deals with the significance of urban architecture as part of the cultural urban memory and the conflicts that arise from different economic and political interests. Using the example of the unlawful demolition of some prominent and lesser-known buildings in Yerevan, Armenian photographer Hayk Bainjyan shows how this confrontation with the national and Soviet-influenced architectural heritage divides the urban sub-societies. In addition, in his photo essay “Ciao USSR”, he tells of the disappearance of Soviet everyday objects from private and public life and thus also from the city’s memories.

Hayk Bianjyan is a documentary photographer (b.1977) lives in Yerevan Armenia. He graduated from the Armenian State Pedagogical University, school of Fine arts and drawing in 2000. He discovered his passion for photography in 1998. Since 2003 Hayk Bianjyan has been documenting the violation of property rights in Yerevan, where ongoing redevelopment projects have resulted in the large-scale destruction of historical buildings and the eviction of their tenants and owners. In 2004 he received a grant from the Caucasus Media Institute and in 2009 from Open Society Foundation (OSI) for his documentary. His essay “Old Yerevan” was first exhibited in 2005. Bianjyan’s photographs are part of his larger, ongoing documentary and archiving project that includes audio interviews, video, historical photographs, and personal objects and architectural details salvaged from the destructed homes. His film “Disappearing memories” was first shown in June 2011 in Yerevan and later in Berlin.

Curator: Matthias Schumann

Funded by Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien


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Mo-Fr, 10-16 Uhr

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Bautzner Straße 49
01099 Dresden
Germany

Current exhibitions

13.08.2021 - 28.09.2021

15.10.2021 - 01.12.2021

MAG nEUROPA

Most exhibitions are accompanied by a short print publication – the MAG nEUROPA.

    Past exhibitions

    07.06.2021 - 01.07.2021

    16.04.2021 - 04.06.2021

    Galerie nEUROPA

    The Galerie nEUROPA emerged from the former Galerie neue osten. In the traditional rooms of the Kultur Aktiv e.V. association, it increasingly presents individual positions by international artists and photographers. We invite all interested parties to accompany us on this exciting journey.

    As a showcase for the association’s activities, the gallery presents positions of contemporary photographers from Eastern and South-Eastern Europe to the Dresden public. The artists either come from these countries or were artistically active there. Some of the exhibitors are showing their works for the first time in Germany.

    Opening hours
    Mo-Fr, 10-16 Uhr

    Address
    Bautzner Straße 49
    01099 Dresden
    Germany

    time period
    since 2017

    Galerieteam
    Jan Oelker
    Elena Pagel
    Matthias Schumann

    Contact
    galerie@kulturaktiv.org

    Gefördert durch

    Das Projekt wird durch die Förderrichtlinie “Wir für Sachsen” der Bürgerstiftung Sachsen gefördert.