Artist: Sahak Poghosyan
Title: Silecne of My Grandmother's Eyes, 2015
Location: Artist's Collection
Nazaret Karoyan (Аrt critic): "Genocide therefore, was mostly a technological program and action. As such, it did not imply the sheer destruction of a group of people, the removal of all that related to their everyday life: eating (towel, table cloth, napkins), sleeping (tick, blankets, sheets), intimacy, dreams, all those open and secret subjects of everyday life that Bourdieu called habitus. The operation was not only directed to the destruction of the reproductive organs of a human collectivity, an entire race, but also the elimination of all signs, thus making impossible mourning itself and the words of mourning.
Sahak Poghosyan, by addressing genocide, deals with this situation. The point is not that there are no stories in this situation, but that it is impossible to talk, as such, about them. The painter seems to portray their weak whispers that eventually become silence by enmeshing the linear clearness and color brightness of fabrics and trimmings with a coating of paraffin."