100
years
100
arts
mission
The Armenian Genocide has left an irreversible trace in our history and in our spirits and the reflection of grief, yearning, hope is woven in chain in the Armenian fine arts. When human languages is powerless to express what happened in 1915, the language of art does have the power to do so. Different generations of Armenian famous artists have continuously addressed the great iniquity and the artworks dedicated to the Armenian Genocide have always had their unique places in their art. Armenian artists greatly contributed to the global acknowledgement of the Armenian Genocide thought their art. Many of these works have been exhibited to public but even more of them are unknown till today.
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100 years
CULTURAL GENOCIDE
Acts and measures undertaken to destroy the culture of a nation or an ethnic group is called "cultural genocide". Many facts prove that simultaneous with the massacres and deportation of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire, the government of the Young Turks masterminded and implemented systematic destruction of the material testimonies of the Armenian civilization.
THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE
A genocide is the organized extermination of a nation aiming to put an end to their collective existence. The extermination of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire and the surrounding regions during 1915-1923 is called the Armenian Genocide. Those massacres were masterminded and perpetrated by the government of Young Turks and were later finalized by the Kemalist government.
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100 arts
The anguish of the Armenian Genocide, which is being reborn with every Armenian, has its own reflection in the Armenian fine arts. Many Armenian well known artists have created artworks both in Armenia and in Diaspora that are the speaking witness of the Armenian great pain, loss and yearning. These artworks are also ode to the Armenian viable genes, will power of giving birth, living and creation. Genocide is the type of crime that does have any expiration date. Human speech is sometimes powerless in expressing those things that are possible to express only through art. These 100 artworks will continuously tell the world about the unhealed wound of the Armenian, millions of innocent victims, demolished heartlands, bowed churches, lost homeland and infinite belief. The power of art is undeniable and artworks are eternal.
Artist:
Sergei Parajanov
Title:
Golgotha, 1979
Location:
Sergei Parajanov Museum, Yerevan
Artist: Sergei Parajanov
Title: Golgotha, 1979
Location: Sergei Parajanov Museum, Yerevan
Sergey Parajanov usually doesn't comment on his works so as each viewer could feel and describe the art on their own way. This work belongs to the series of non-described works of the master as well.
Artist:
Annette Gurdjian
Title:
Starving Armenian, 1995-s
Location:
Private Collection
Artist: Annette Gurdjian
Title: Starving Armenian, 1995-s
Location: Private Collection
Annette Gurdjian: "The term "Starved" was a common phrase used at dinner table in the United States as word of the plight of the Armenians reached the U.S Genocide survivors told of Arabs helping them in the desert in small and meaningful ways. This painting depicts a weak survivor receiving a piece of bread from an Arab."
Artist:
Yurik Harutyunyan
Title:
Exile, 2000
Location:
Artist's Collection
Artist: Yurik Harutyunyan
Title: Exile, 2000
Location: Artist's Collection
The artist deciphers the Armenian exile through abstract images. On the one hand the black dots that symbolize the cross that the Armenian nation was carrying on their shoulders going through infernal tortures, on the other hand the sparkling light that carries the symbol of hope, faith towards the salvation. The country is not in the claws of hell, paradise is its final destination.
Artist:
Krikor Momdjian
Title:
The Missing Poet, 2009
Location:
Artist's Collection
Artist: Krikor Momdjian
Title: The Missing Poet, 2009
Location: Artist's Collection
Krikor Momdjian: "This painting is to remember the missing poets who were arrested on the night of April 24th in 1915 in Constantinople and put to death, around 2500 Armenian intellectuals. The nature is revolting in anger. You can smell the blood in the dirty water explosion. They will never be forgotten, on the contrary, their memory has been cherished almost everyday for the past hundred years. I hope their souls will come to rest when justice is achieved by recognition and conciliation."
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shared arts
Artist:
Adriana Angolian
Artist: Adriana Angolian
Live Memory, 1994
Artist:
Adriana Angolian
Artist: Adriana Angolian
Gold Universe, 2016
Artist:
Khoren Der Harootian
Artist: Khoren Der Harootian
Ani (bronze), 1963
Artist:
Alexander Sadoyan
Artist: Alexander Sadoyan
Immigration
Artist:
Alexander Sadoyan
Artist: Alexander Sadoyan
Untitled
Artist:
Levon Fljyan
Artist: Levon Fljyan
Our Ancestors-2 (from Pixel 2 project), 2012
Artist:
Kaloust Guedel
Artist: Kaloust Guedel
All Men are Created Alike, 2003
Artist:
Zareh
Artist: Zareh
Turkish Soup Made with Armenian Bones, 1998
Artist:
Zareh
Artist: Zareh
Artist:
Arthur Lazaryan
Artist: Arthur Lazaryan
Never Again
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