Contemporary Art in Armenia (How to Explore)

Contemporary Art in Armenia (How to Explore)

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Attention, art lovers! Prepare to be stunned and enlightened by Armenia's thriving contemporary art scene. Ready to immerse yourself in the local world of modern paintings, sculptures, street art, and more? This blog post will show you how to experience the best in contemporary art in Armenia and enjoy its beauty and creativity!


Visit Art Studios


Visit some of the best art studios in Armenia to get a firsthand look at contemporary art. There are no better places for art enthusiasts to see the creative process of local artists and various contemporary art pieces such as paintings, sculptures, and installations. There are plenty of such studios not only in Yerevan but also in the countryside. So, include one or two in your itinerary or search for some art studios on the way. One of the recently opened studios worth visiting is Tsitoghdzyan Art Studio in Dzoraghbyur.


Visit Art Galleries


If you want an extraordinary art experience, visiting art galleries in Armenia is an absolute must! The Cafesjian Center for the Arts is one such gallery that houses an extensive collection of contemporary art pieces from local and international artists. The galleries here showcase a variety of styles and mediums, including painting, sculpture, and photography. The center’s outdoor sculpture garden is an absolute must-see and will leave you breathless. 


While this is just one example of a modern art center, there are many other art galleries in and around Yerevan.


Guided Tour in Kond Open-Air Art Museum


Another way to explore contemporary art in Armenia is to take a guided tour and uncover Kond open-air art museum. Kond is located in Yerevan and is considered one of the oldest districts of the city. It feels like a completely different reality as you step into the historic district of Kond. So, do not hesitate to get a local guide. 


Kond also has some interesting modern art manifestations worth seeing while in Yerevan. 


Observe Street Art 


Another excellent way to learn about Armenian contemporary art is to explore the city streets. From colorful murals to stunning graffiti, the street art in Armenia is a testament to the country’s creativity and artistic spirit. Local artists have taken to the streets to showcase their creativity and use public spaces as their canvas.


Walking around the streets of Yerevan, you will find street art pieces that are both beautiful and thought-provoking. 


Attend Art Workshops, Events, or Festivals 


Lastly, attending art workshops, events, or festivals is a fantastic way to immerse yourself in contemporary art in Armenia. These events provide the perfect opportunity to interact with artists and learn about their techniques and creative processes. Attending an art workshop or festival in Armenia is a great way to explore your creativity and discover new ways of expressing yourself.


Be sure to check for updated information regarding upcoming art events and workshops in and out of Yerevan.


Whether you visit art studios or galleries, observe street art, or attend art workshops, you will find the contemporary art scene in Armenia to be diverse and captivating. As you get inspired and enchanted by the modern art scenes in our country, feel free to use #TheHiddenTrack to share your findings with us.

Published on July 21, 2023