The title "Soundlines of Contemporary Art" evokes the way of songs (The Songlines), the wellknown book by Bruce Chatwin on the oral tradition of the Australian aborigines during the "Tempo del Sogno", from which derives a mapping of the territory. The exhibition reveals how the Armenian art is harmoniously in tuning with the international contemporary art, similarly to what happens in an orchestra in which the sound of the Armenian duduk integrates perfectly with other instruments.
Through the artistic expression "Soundlines" puts at the center of attention important concepts such as those of cultural interaction, identity, mobility, presence / absence, circulation of thought, territory, border as real and mental threshold that divides and permits at the same time the exchange and cultural dialogue, ideal maps in relation to the territory as a problematic horizon, memory, sound understood as a voice that is not lost within globalization, which is counterbalanced by silence as a necessary pause to keep the voices separate and allow the introjection and the interaction.
The exhibition, the first of its kind in the Caucasian region, tells the world of art what it means to draw a network of new myths that derive from the imaginary world of artists who filter the world through their identity and social background, creating ghost images that live in resonance or dissonance in the works of over seventy artists coming from one end of the planet to the other, in a vibrant and amazing connection. The presence of artists of the most diverse origins and cultural roots is the occasion for a fertile, unprecedented exchange of ideas and knowhow.
Bringing "Soundlines" to Yerevan, when celebrating the Hundred Years of the Armenian Republic, reveals the full participation of this country in the broader artistic debate and highlights its vocation as a place for cultural exchange; at the same time it allows the invited artists to join the voice of Armenia and to get acquainted to the value of its silence, which is full of unperceived sounds and still unexpressed thoughts.