Later during the day the young painters and Art Lab studio artists came together to paint an arch wall in Nalbandyan street based on a pre-developed sketch.
Young painters had been tasked to propose ideas on a topic “Dialogue in the Language of Art”. On September 3rd they discussed their ideas together with Art Lab artists to select the concept acceptable for both groups and prepare the sketch. The final product were two sketches that used analogies of traffic signs to symbolize the idea of overcoming closed borders and moving toward each other.
Culture is one of the possible tracks for promoting dialogue between the societies of Armenia and Turkey. More specifically, artistic activity can help an effective interchange since it does not need translation and mediation, and it transmits messages and creates bonds using the universal language of art. With this in mind the Public Journalism Club, in partnership with Anadolu Kültür, has launched the “Exchange of Painters” project focusing on the role of art in promoting Armenia-Turkey relations.
Talk show with Aron Aji, Director of MFA in Literary Translation Program at the University of Iowa (USA) and the president of the American Literary Translators Association (ALTA). The talk is about literary translation, creativity of translation and its peculiarities, as well as Armenia-Turkey joint literary translation initiatives.