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:
Kaloust Guedel
Title:
Levitation, 2003
Location:
Modern Art Museum of Yerevan
Artist: Kaloust Guedel
Title: Levitation, 2003
Location: Modern Art Museum of Yerevan
Kaloust Guedel: "As an experimental artist throughout the years I have worked in various groups. "Levitation" is part of the Genocide group, of which I had no intention of creating to begin with. For me there are two primary approaches, that can be employed: one is to decide what to do and the other to do and then to figure out what has been created. This group came to life as a free exploration of the subconscious mind. After creating it, I realized, that it was a reference to the Armenian Genocide, which happened to be part of our individual psyche. Only lately I have come to realize, that for me the creation of the Genocide group was a necessary experience and served as a therapy to be able to move forward in life. All figures in "Levitation" are self portraits."
Artist:
Armen Atayan
Title:
The Saviour Church, 2015
Location:
Artist's Collection
Artist: Armen Atayan
Title: The Saviour Church, 2015
Location: Artist's Collection
The artist depicted the dilapidated church. which has seen so much pain and sufferings, but still standing in Ani’s devastations an impressionistic spirit.

Ani was the 11th capital of the historic Armenia which used to be famous as "the city of thousand and one churches". The city was founded in the 5th century. Later in centuries, Ani has been subjected to invaders attacks.As a result of the Armenian Genocide by the Ottoman Empire, the inhantends were forced to migrate from their fatherland. The Ani’s devastations remained in the hands of Turks, the invaders who later on tried to wrench the Armenian history by their groundless attempts to present Ani as a part of their history country.
Artist:
Haroutiun Galentz
Title:
They Killed the Mother, 1960-s
Location:
Galentz Museum, Yerevan
Artist: Haroutiun Galentz
Title: They Killed the Mother, 1960-s
Location: Galentz Museum, Yerevan
Armen Yesayants (PhD in Art History): "In this work we see the identity of the graceless Turk in toxic yellowish-green color and in the redness of the blood a child who was the only one left. Kaneltz considered that the Genocide should not be visualized or presented. As a result, instead of big creations only small graphical works are preserved."
Artist:
Hrant Tadevosyan
Title:
Disaster, 1999
Location:
Artist's Collection
Artist: Hrant Tadevosyan
Title: Disaster, 1999
Location: Artist's Collection
This is scream of soul, that the artist is trying to turn to the world though the face of the screaming man. "SOS… SOS… Hear, see what is happening, have an eye to see, an ear to hear…"
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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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