Young artists from Armenia and Turkey to unite
The program “Mutual Visits of Artists” kicked off at Media Center on September 1. A group of four young artists led by mentor Gagik Charchyan from Armenia and a similar one from Turkey under the guidance of Serdar Yilmaz were selected via an open call to participate in the exchange program. The mentors today presented the details of the program and introduced the artists. This is the first program aimed at bringing together young artists from Armenia and Turkey and focusing on the role of art in promoting Armenia-Turkey relations. In his speech, Gagik Charchyan underlined that the borders are not only geographical; the concept is deeply rooted in every person in society, and art helps to get rid of these borders. In his turn, of Serdar Yilmaz stressed that today the generation has a great advantage – the opportunity to communicate and start dialogue. “This is an art without borders. Many years ago we did not have such an opportunity to cross the border. It is interesting to communicate with people. In the past I thought that we are quite different, today I am glad to see these differences because these very differences separate us,” he said.