ICAE2018 proves a success
November 7, 2018
With a rich cultural heritage and a big potential for growth and development, Armenia was the focus of widespread interest for an entire month when the first-ever International Contemporary Art Exhibition: Armenia 2018 (ICAE2018) was held in Yerevan from September 28 to October 25. The month-long art event was organized by Shaula International LLC, an Armenia-based consulting company, whose goal, according to co-founder and CEO Fabio Lenzi, is to promote Armenia internationally.
The Oscar-winning helmer who hopes to return to Armenia many, many times
September 25, 2017
On a solemn night in Yerevan, stage lights at the Opera House went down, paving the way for the start of “We Promise”, a musical tribute to the Armenian Genocide, inspired by Terry George’s “The Promise” and based on its original score.
Law-abiding and peace-loving
July 28, 2017
During centuries, various groups of Armenians left the homeland and settled elsewhere, assimilating into their new countries and thus forever losing their national identity. However, there were also cases when representatives of other nations arrived in Armenia to become a part of the local population. Here the story of Armenian Gypsies belongs.
Chance to have another dream
May 6, 2017
On May 5, 2017, Yervand Kochar Museum in Yerevan hosted a concert organized by a group of Armenian musicians and Pyunik charity organization for an unusual audience. More than 10 children with disabilities were invited to listen to the works by Aram Khachaturian, Komitas and Dmitri Shostakovich.
Zazas, unusual neighbors
February 23, 2017
During the recent years, Armenian media outlets have frequently referred to the distinctive features of the people called Zazas living in present-day Turkish town of Dersim (formerly the territory of Western Armenia) and the local Armenian communities, who survived the Genocide.
January 14, 2017
Playing musical instruments is not always a pleasure. Due to the high physical and psychological demands of their work, musicians have a high risk of developing a range of health problems. While the audience is enjoying the music, the performer can endure pains you would never guess about.
Armenian King in western culture
November 10, 2016
Armenian King Tigranes the Great had served as a source of inspiration not only for the local historians and artists but also for European cultural luminaries. Being the hero of more than 20 operas, the King occupied a specific place in European music culture. PAN will tell about these operas and their authors.
Ahead of Europe
October 18, 2016
The Renaissance in Armenia started long before it arrived in Europe. Humanistic ideas characteristic for Renaissance were not re-opened in Armenia but ‘crystallized’ in line with the Christian norms. In Armenian reality, this period was the continuation of pre-Christian ideas, which evolved into new practice, giving birth to new art and outlook.
Necropolis treasures in Armenian village
September 29, 2016
Excavations in village of Karashamb started in 1987. Since then, about 800 graves containing jewels, weapons, pottery and china items have been discovered. The findings shed light not only on the funeral practice of the ancient times but also on the way of life of that civilization.
Modest artist with great heritage
September 21, 2016
When writing about painter Kamo Nigaryan, you come across some paradox, which can be compared to the feelings of an archaeologist who discovers an unknown object. He tries to understand the structure of the finding, its style and date of creation, as well as get any information about it. However, failing to find any info, the scientist produces his own conclusion, basing on his experience and impression from the discovery. No one knows how precise the conclusion is and there is a lot of room for speculation.