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Blog orientation trip to Iran and Armenia

From 30 October until 12 November a group of seventeen artists and intermediaries from the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark and Switzerland are visiting Iran (Tehran and Isfahan) and Armenia (Yerevan and Gyumri), obtaining an overview of the most important contemporary actors – institutions, museums, curators, collectors and artists – in each city.  The Mondriaan Fund organizes this annual orientation trip in cooperation with Flanders Arts Institute, the Danish Arts Agency and Pro Helvetia.

A blog was maintained during the trip.

The Mondriaan Fund selected the participants from the Netherlands:  James Beckett (visual artist), Nathanja van Dijk (director A Tale of a Tub), Zippora Elders (artistic director Fort Vijfhuizen), Jaap Guldemond (curator exhibitions EYE), Eelco van der Lingen (director Nest Den Haag) and Paulien Oltheten (visual artist). The Danish Arts Foundation selected Jacob Frabricius (director Kunsthal Aarhus) and Toke Lykkeberg (freelance curator/critic Kopenhagen), the Flanders Arts Institute Louise Osieka (director CIAP, Kunstverein for Contemporary Art Hasselt). Samuel Leuenberger (freelance curator a.o. SALTS) and Balthazar Lovay (artistic director Fri Art, Kunsthalle Fribourg) were selected by the Swiss Pro Helvetia.

Click here for more information about the orientation trip.