In September of 2009, Neery Melkonian and I went on a ghost chase.
A Photographer Documents the Shifting Landscapes of Armenia
Since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, the small, landlocked country of Armenia has been in a constant state of sociopolitical flux.
Beijing Biennial Censors Art in Armenian Pavilion
Following the attempts of three Azerbaijani officials to remove photographs from the Armenian Pavilion at the 6th Beijing International Art Biennale (BIAB) last month, the special exhibit, Dreamscapes, now stands edited from its original presentation by its curator and the biennale’s organizers, who took down one work and a number of wall labels.
Artist Who Got Turkish President Fined Now Facing Four Years in Jail
Sculptor Mehmet Aksoy may have scored a victory earlier this year, when the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was fined about $3,800 for calling his unfinished “Monument to Humanity” a “monstrosity,” but now the artist is facing 56 months in prison for insulting the president.
An Artist Considers the Trauma of His Two Homelands
LONDON — “Nagorno” is a Russian word for “mountain,” while “Karabakh” is a word of Turkic and Persian origin meaning “black garden.” When joined by a hyphen, the two words denote the boiling point of the Caucasus: Nagorno-Karabakh, a disputed enclave — one of post-Soviet Europe’s “frozen conflicts” — that doubles as a mountainous graveyard.
Resisting the Russian Pull: Armenian Artists Speak Out
YEREVAN, Armenia — The Russians are not just trying to exert themselves in Ukraine; they are actively staking claims to their irredenta throughout their former territories. The opposition in Armenia has lacked the drama and intensity of the resistance in Ukraine and Georgia, but there is a small artistic challenge to what many are calling the Russian recolonization of the area.