Joe Abercrombie:

Heroism and villainy are often matters of where one stands

May 25, 2020
Joe Abercrombie
British fantasy writer Joe Abercrombie regularly delights readers with new novels and a fresh take on the genre. His next book, “The Trouble with Peace” from The Age of Madness trilogy, is expected to arrive in mid-September. In an interview with PanARMENIAN.Net, meanwhile, the author of the brilliant fantasy series The First Law talks about what the future holds, a possible screen adaptation of his books, and much more.

French Armenian helmer:

Artsakh movie seeks to make voiceless people of ‘ghost country’ heard

September 20, 2018
French Armenian helmer
French Armenian filmmaker Arnaud Khayadjanian won the AAFCCJ Award For The Best Diaspora Director in Armenian Panorama program of the 15th Golden Apricot Film Festival this summer. The director received the honor for his take on Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh) with the movie “We Are Our Mountains”

Yannis Simonides in Armenia:

A butterfly can make the world a better place

October 23, 2017
Yannis Simonides in Armenia
Actor and director born in Istanbul and raised in Athens, Yannis Simonides traipsed around the stage at the American University of Armenia barefoot, talking Socratic values, justice, love and human mortality.

Narine Abgaryan:

Longing is behind my every book

June 27, 2017
Narine Abgaryan
Famous Russia-based writer of Armenian origin Narine Abgaryan is the author of a number of popular books, including “Manyunya”, “Interloper”, “Zulali” and “Three Apples Fell from the Sky”. In an interview with PanARMENIAN.Net, she told about her favorite places in Armenia, attitude towards the Genocide issue, absence of romance in a writer’s routine and what she missed in Georgia.

Vago Barseghyan:

Artbeep brings art enthusiasts closer to exquisite artwork

June 16, 2017
Vago Barseghyan
There has to be a way of acquiring high quality original art created by artists from around the world. And that is exactly why Artbeep – a platform that allows collectors and art enthusiasts to learn more about and buy art – was created. In an interview with PanARMENIAN.Net, co-founder Vago Barseghyan tells about the mission of the platform, the problems that the industry is facing and much more.

Armen Amiryan:

On underwater museum and competitive film industry

May 12, 2017
Armen Amiryan
Armenia’s Culture Minister Armen Amiryan, a film director by profession, has worked as journalist and TV presenter during his career. Assuming the ministerial post, he outlined modernization of museums, development of competitive film industry and promotion of reading habits as priority tasks. In an interview with PanARMENIAN.Net, Mr. Amiryan talked about the innovations to appear in Armenia’s cultural life soon.

Tatev Tatoyan, Abgar Khachatryan:

Selling art

November 21, 2016
Tatev Tatoyan, Abgar Khachatryan
The Armenian art market experiences hard times, while artists have to promote their works by themselves. Possessing a huge art potential, the country lacks relevant infrastructure and governmental support to reveal the art market, which exists but is hidden from public eye. Unfortunately, a possibility to display their works in different galleries doesn’t provide painters with a possibility to become known because of the poor public awareness.

Arax Sargsyan:

Promising graphic artist on pictures born from subconscious

May 13, 2016
Arax Sargsyan
The greatest masters of surrealism never missed an opportunity to cite their own unconscious as an inspiration for their work. The real, conscious experience, inspired by a particular source, always poses a risk of copying others' works, with only the subconscious perception capable of making a creation unique. Colors, shades and lines whose gravitational force is felt even at the level of instincts: artist Arax Sargsyan is well aware of the art of revealing the entire spectrum of emotions of the human subconscious. Her works are flexible, lush and panoramic, even when the author uses graphics both as a basic tool and as a means of expression.

Bernard Khoury:

Dangerous interpretations of history and loss of identity in new buildings

March 25, 2016
Bernard Khoury
Well-known Lebanese architect Bernard Khoury recently paid a visit to Yerevan. Khoury is famous for his modern architectural solutions, innovative and non-standard approach, which repeatedly led him to be called the bad boy of architecture. Khoury’s works can be seen all over the world – in Dubai, Italy, Beirut, Mexico, Kuwait, Venice, New York, among many other locations. There’s a tribute to Khoury’s mastery in Armenia as well: the architect authored Tumo Plaza, the internal design and square of the Tumo Center for Creative Technologies.

Tigran Tsitoghdzyan:

The thought of having tried my utmost gave me strength in NY

September 15, 2015
Tigran Tsitoghdzyan
6 works from the New York-based Armenian artist Tigran Tsitoghdzyan's “Mirrors” series have been showcased at Cafesjian Center for the Arts since June. Tsitoghdzyan was born in Yerevan. After graduating from the State Academy of Fine Arts, he went on to study at École Cantonale d'Art du Valais in Switzerland. The artist later moved to New York, where he lives to this day. PanARMENIAN.Net spoke to the artist about his career, “Mirrors” series and New York, while PAN Photo photographed him.