Armenity/Hayoutioun

National Pavilion of the Republic of Armenia

Armenity/Hayoutioun
National Pavilion of the Republic of Armenia
With Mekhitar Garabedian
Mekhitarist Monastery on the Island of San Lazzaro degli Armeni, Venezia
Vaporetto 20 from San Marco Zaccaria to San Lazzaro
6 May > 18 October 2015
May 6 – October 18, 2015
Monday – Sunday from 1 to 5.30 pm

Mekhitar Garabedian (1977, Alep, lives and works in Gent) presents his work in the Pavilion of the Republic of Armenia. Garabedianʼs works for the Armenian Pavilion all investigate how the past—personal and collective memory and history—remains in the present.

In honor of the one hundred year commemoration of the Armenian Genocide of 1915, the Armenian Pavilion at the 56th Biennale di Venezia will provide an occasion to rethink the notion of Armenianess and broaden this reflection to the concepts of identity type and memory, justice and reconciliation, in the name of which many contemporary struggles are still taking place.

The exhibition will help reveal what this notion of armenity consists of. It will also feature works by leading contemporary artists such as Sarkis, Gianikian and Ricci Lucchi or Anna Boghiguian, and those of younger artists such as Melik Ohanian, Rosana Palazyan.