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:
Krikor Momdjian
Title:
Open Diary, 1996
Location:
Artist's Collection
Artist: Krikor Momdjian
Title: Open Diary, 1996
Location: Artist's Collection
Krikor Momdjian: "Like an open book, we see on one side a photo-document in which we witness how in a barbaric way Armenians were slaughtered in 1915. I did not want to paint the image but used it as it is - an horrible evidence. When I saw this picture for the first time as a little boy, I was choked that human beings are capable of such acts. History seems repeating itself as we think about what is happening now in the middle east, not far from Anatolia, where the massacres of Christian Armenians and deportations occurred. But I believe we can change this, for the sake of future generations, by education and information in healthy thinking. showing empathy for other people and cultures to create a better world."
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…"
Artist:
Sarkis Hamalbashian
Title:
Ani is Beyond the Border, 2014
Location:
Artist's Collection
Artist: Sarkis Hamalbashian
Title: Ani is Beyond the Border, 2014
Location: Artist's Collection
Sarkis Hamalbashian: "Since my childhood, as an heir to survivors of the Armenian Genocide, I have heard stories about it and later tried to depict my impressions in my works. Later I realized that those stories were messages that should be passed to future generations through their representation in our works, until the recognition of the Genocide and the fulfillment of justice."
Artist:
Levon Kojoyan
Title:
Untitled, 1976
Location:
Artist' Union of Armenia, Yerevan
Artist: Levon Kojoyan
Title: Untitled, 1976
Location: Artist' Union of Armenia, Yerevan
Levon Kojoyan: "The white canvas is the biggest creation where the vision, feelings, life are being depicted. I started my work on the white canvas and every time I start working I remember Avetiq Isahakyan’s words:
Hey jan, motherland, how beautiful you are
You mountains lost in the fog of the skies
With you waters sweet, with you winds sweet
Only your children are in the bloody sea."
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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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