The core of the display at the MMOMA Education Center, which will playfully reference the classical topos of “the three ages of man”, is composed of works from the museum’s collection, as well as several projects by invited artists. It will touch upon both general social and psychological subjects (the cult of youth, beauty industry, the frustration of aging and getting old, ageism) and the age-related aspects of artistic creativity (early and late style, the format of “young art”, the mid-career artist).In its turn, the Museum AZ display will feature four site-specific installations, situated in unexpected zones (the inner courtyard, the rear façade, the roof terrace and the space of “augumented reality”). All of these shall form a utopic image of a beautiful garden, or locus amoenus – the place where time and age, as it seems, lose their relevance.
Her selected collaborative curatorial works within MMOMA include Dreams for Those Who Are Awake (2013, from the museum collection), Fortune Museum (2014-2015, in collaboration with Vasiliy Tsereteli, from the museum collection), One Within the Other. Art of New and Old Media in the Age of High-speed Internet (2015-2016, Kuryokhin Prize nominee of 2015), kids festival PLAYMMOMA: Play with Contemporary Art! (in collaboration with Polina Zotova; Kuryokhin Prize nominee of 2016), What Appears to Dmitri Prigov's "Poor Cleaning Lady"? A Gift to The Moscow Museum of Modern Art (2017), Nikita Makarov. Finis Terrae: On The Edge of an Enchanted World (2017), Haim Sokol. Testimony (2018).Arutunyan's works with other institutions include Words and Things. Unveiling a Collection in Bulgakov Museum (Moscow, 2014-2016), Enter the River Twice. Art by Andrey Esionov in The State Art Museum of Uzbekistan (Tashkent, 2017), Alexey Martins. Heat Forms in Fragment Gallery (Moscow, 2018)