The National Pavilion of the Republic of Armenia at the Venice Biennale
Opens: May 6, 2015, 7–9pm
Where: The Island of San Lazzaro degli Armeni Venice
This year marks the 100th commemoration of the Armenian Genocide. In honour of the thousands of people displaced and who lost their lives during this tumultuous time, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Armenia dedicates the national pavilion at the Venice Biennale to artists from the Armenian diaspora. The pavilion will be curated by the daring, renowned and inspirational humanitarian, Adelina Cüberyan v. Fürstenberg.
Entitled “Armenity/Hayoutioun” the curatorial concept explores the very meaning of the word which refers to characteristics of the grandchildren of Armenian Genocide survivors. Cüberyan v. Fürstenberg will explore “the notion of displacement and territory, justice and reconciliation, ethos and resilience,” on the Island of San Lazzaro degli Armeni Venice where the Armenian pavilion will stand. In exposing the works of the likes of Melik Ohanian and Rosana Palazyno our minds will likely venture to a place of admiration and deep reflection.
Featuring Contemporary artists from the Armenian Diaspora
Haig Aivazian, Lebanon; Nigol Bezjian, Syria/USA; Anna Boghiguian Egypt/Canada; Hera Büyüktaşçıyan, Turkey; Silvina Der-Meguerditchian, Argentina/Germany; Rene Gabri & Ayreen Anastas, Iran/Palestine/USA; Mekhitar Garabedian, Belgium; Aikaterini Gegisian, Greece; Yervant Gianikian & Angela Ricci Lucchi, Italy; Aram Jibilian, USA; Nina Katchadourian, USA/Finland; Melik Ohanian, France; Mikayel Ohanjanyan, Armenia/Italy; Rosana Palazyan, Brasil; Sarkis,Turkey/France; Hrair Sarkissian, Syria/UK
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