You can't call Mushegh Mkhitaryan neither a painter nor a sculptor in the traditional meaning of these notions. He is simply very gifted man, multi-talanted person, bright individuality: "Each state is creative. Each essence spatial and versatile. That is why, to envelope in the feelings the integrity of a thought, I try to persive the phenomenon, which exites me from different points of view.
"Prior to coming to Armenia I was aware and very conscious of the significant religious history of the Caucus region as well as the weighty political history of Armenia. What struck me upon arrival, however, was the sense of humour deeply ingrained within the people. I have approached these themes of history, religion, tradition and art with a playfulness that is directly influenced from the general humour of Armenian people". (K.S.)
From May 14 up to June 15 - big personal exhibition of Gagik Ghazanchyan, dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the artist.
The first impression is - existance in trice moment in the flight, unexpectedness of the suggested circumstances, because his "Starting point is the moment of arising of the present between the past and the future.
On July 31, 6 pm will take place a presentation of Asheer Akram's "Moving a Mountain" sculpture and its donation to Modern Art Museum.
Asheer Akram was born in 1984 in Oklahoma City. Now he works in Kansas City. He completed his BFA in sculpture at the Kansas City Art Institute in 2007. He has recently been producing public sculpture, that brings about questions of social-cultural evolution, development in regards of globalization of developing countries. Asheer has moved beyond commentary of his own cultural background in attempts to address these issues in a wider context.
UNIFORM is an experimental experience of restoring complete perception of the world. Light resistance to will and the conviction that you will overcome this resistance.
"Technologies and their system of tools and symbols with which we work are not inert. And as much as we work with technologies, they work with us."
Art and Cultural Studies Laboratory (ACSL) and Modern Art Museum Yerevan invite you to the opening of the solo exhibition by Chad Erpelding (USA).
July 26-30, 2012
Opening July 26, at 5pm
Exhibition is organized in the framework of ACSL's International annual projects and "Art Commune" International AIR Program. www.acsl.am
Nearly a year has past since Henry Igityan's death. Instead of natural shock and confusion came realizing, that we have to go on with everything that he used to do, we have to move further on.
During these few month there were held some exhibitions, but for the first anniversary of Igityan's death, his friends decided to realize a great project.
From July 9 up to August 13, Garen Bedrossian will present his big project "Vital Movements": sculpture, painting, video.
21st century dictates new ideas, new forms. 21st century art is a synthes of the variety of world outlooks, national traditions, which interlace with philosophy, with consciousness, which is changed by mythology, with subtle selection and contemporary comprehension of time and space categories.
In August-September, 2010 there was planned the exhibition of the abstract art. The initiative taked from Kevork Kassabian (Kanada), who expressed his desire to be exhibited in our Museum along with other five artists from Canada. We agreed with pleasure... As a result we got another exhibition with the participants of well and long ago known to all of us artists: Achot Achot, Narek Avetissian, Arkady Baghdasaryan, Armen Hadjian (Rotch), Narineh Isajanian, Sam Grigorian, Albert Hakobyan, Ashot Harutyunyan, Yura Harutyunyan, Hamlet Hovsepyan, Leo Leo, Garik Karapetyan, Moko Khachatryan, Kevork George Kassabian, Henry Khachatryan (Sev), Armenouhi Martirosyan, Khachatur Martirosyan, Krikor Mikayelyan (Kiki), Milanda de Mont (Gregorian), Karo Mkrtchyan, Arshak Nazarian, Artour Oshakanci, Vahan Rumelyan, Kevork Sarkissyan (Galla), Kohar Sanoyan.
"Tiflis personages" - this is the title of Henry Elibekyan's personal exhibition, dedicated to the 100th anniversaty of birth of his father - Vagharshak Elibekyan, whos life and creative work mostly past in Tiflis and are connected with the life of beloved city.