Yerevan’s Museum of Modern Arts to host exhibition of abstract paintings

PanARMENIAN.Net - The spheres of painting and sculpture have become stagnant in Armenia, according to the artist Ashot Harutyunyan.

“A number of remarkable events in the field of music, cinema and sports have occurred in Armenia over recent years. Architecture and painting, however, were left outside the scope of public attention, leaving us cut off from abstractionism,” the artist stated at August 13 news conference.

“I was surprised to find out that for 25 years, Armenian artists were working without governmental support. It was then that I decided to create a group of Armenian abstract painters and take up organization of exhibitions,” the sculptor Gevorg Gasapyan stated.

The sculptor's efforts resulted in formation of Armenian Abstract Artists group now listing 25 Armenian abstractionists worldwide.

“I used my connections in Canada and Europe to organize an exhibition to showcase works of well known Armenian painters and sculptors from U.S. and Europe,” Gevorg Gasapyan concluded.

On August 17, Yerevan’s Museum of Modern Arts will host an exhibition featuring works of Armenian Abstract Artists.

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