Sarkis and Hera Büyüktaşçıyan at the Armenian Pavilion in Venice

on Wednesday, 13 May 2015. Posted in May, ---2015---

Related Article: The Pavilion of Turkey to Represent Respiro by Sarkis


To commemorate the 100th anniversary of mass killings and expulsion of Armenians from their historic homeland at the hand of the Ottoman Empire, Armenia is devoting its pavilion at the 2015 Venice Biennial — situated on the Island of San Lazzaro — to artists whose work carries the memory of their origins. Curated by Adelina Cüberyan von Fürstenberg, the pavilion explores what she has called the notion of “armenity,” which encapsulates concepts of “displacement and territory, justice and reconciliation, ethos and resilience.”

Featured artists include 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), and Hrair Sarkissian (Syria/UK).

Hera Büyüktaşçıyan, Letters from Lost Paradise, 2015

Hera Büyüktaşçıyan, Letters from Lost Paradise, 2015, Mechanism, bronze, wood. 64 x 100 x 85-90 cm (front), 110-115 cm (back).
Installation view, Mekhitarist Monastery of San Lazzaro degli Armeni, Venice. Courtesy the artist.
Photo: Piero Demo

Hera Büyüktaşçıyan, Letters from Lost Paradise, 2015

Hera Büyüktaşçıyan, The Keepers, installation detail, 2015
, 12 casted hands in wax and bronze, 19 x 9 cm
Installation view, Mekhitarist Monastery of San Lazzaro degli Armeni, Venice. Courtesy the artist.
Photo: Piero Demo

Sarkis, Installation view, Mekhitarist Monastery of San Lazzaro degli Armeni, Venice

Sarkis, Installation view, Mekhitarist Monastery of San Lazzaro degli Armeni, Venice. Photo: Piero Demo

Sarkis, Danseuse dorée en haut du toit, 2012

Sarkis, Atlas de Mammuthus Intermedius, 2014
, Bones from the site of Romain-la-Roche (160,000 years B.C.). Resin, natural glue, gold leaf, 38 x 25 x 15 cm. Restored by Olivier Bracq according to the Japanese technique of restoration Kintsugi, dating back to the 15th century
Installation view, Mekhitarist Monastery of San Lazzaro degli Armeni, Venice Collection Musées de Montbéliard. Photo: Piero Demo

Comments (0)

Leave a comment

Please login to leave a comment.