International and republican projects implemented in the field of fine arts
Assistance has been provided to cultural figures for participation in international biennales and festivals in the field of fine arts, especially in respect of participation of youth. There is a solid perspective for innovative and youth programmes to become a tradition. For instance, the Gyumri International Biennale, which was established in 1998 and covers almost all directions of contemporary art by opening new fields and opportunities for research. It gathers artists having arrived from various countries of the world, in Gyumri once every two years.
It has ensured the presentation of Armenian contemporary art in reputable international Expos and art Biennales, namely, in international contemporary textile art Biennales of Venice, Beijing, Florence and International Biennial of Humour and Satire entitled “The world exists because it laughs” organised in the city of Gabrovo in Bulgaria, in festivals of International Plein Air Painting in the city of Visaginas in Lithuania and Art —- Plein Air Painting in the city of Elbong in Poland.
Within the framework of the Armenian-Russian intercultural co-operation, the All-Union Exhibition of Artists is organised every year at the “Central House of Artists” in Moscow with the participation of Armenian young artists.
The Artists’ Union of Armenia non-governmental organisation also actively participates in the programmes of the Ministry of Culture. “The Sunny Dragon” International Graphic Humour Festival and the painting festivals of “Armenian Palette” programme entitled “Renascence” have been held since 2013.
Twelve exhibitions have been held in Armenia, a number of international and republican projects have been implemented within the framework whereof the history of Armenian people and the Armenian civilization have been introduced.