Katapult Pavilion 2023: Scenius
A creative industries expo
Katapult Pavilion is an exhibition and marketplace for igniting Armenia’s creative economy. The platform intersects all industries on the cutting-edge of technology, art, and design. Mindfully curated, Katapult Pavilion nurtures a network of brands, services, and products from across Armenia and its diaspora under one roof for a one-month expo and active public program.
2023 Katapult Pavilion Theme: Scenius
We are thrilled to announce that our first edition of Katapult Pavilion is implemented in partnership with HayArt Cultural Center and the ARé Performing Arts Festival. The Curatorial Theme is “Scenius”, a term defined by sound artist Brian Eno to represent,
the intelligence and intuition of a whole culture scene…the communal form of the concept of the genius.
Eno’s concept names an experience that all creatives naturally intuit —that creativity is ultimately both the process and result of exchange among peers and ideas. It is the alchemy that happens when you put together what Eno calls, “an ecology of talent” that includes artists, curators, thinkers, theorists, and other “tastemakers”. We are searching for collective projects that embody a sense of communal intelligence, and we encourage interdisciplinarity.
The Format: Who can apply
We are seeking collective submissions (3 + collaborators per project) for both the Capsule and Katapult Stage open calls.
Capsules are mini pavilions within the overall expo that highlight a creative sector. Each Capsule will have its own dedicated space zone, a support budget, and a curatorial concept. Each Capsule must have a designated curator, who will be the team’s main contact point and project manager with the Katapult Pavilion Commissioning Team. The Curator must be based in Yerevan during the days of the expo set-up and exhibition.
Capsule categories include:
- Creative Tech (NFT, Metaverse, AR/VR)
- Print & Books
- Visual Arts
* “Other/blended” capsule is a versatile category that allows applicants to propose a new category altogether, or combine categories.
Katapult Stage: In parallel to the physical exhibition, Katapult Stage will feature a collective event program with talks, presentations and other networking opportunities. Katapult Stage will also featu-re a Performance Art program curated and coordinated by ARé Performing Arts Festival.