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ARMAN GRIGORYAN

Born in 1960 in Yerevan where he lives and works.

 

Means and Objectives

 

This project suggests a total site-specific installation as an attempt to actualize the issue of choice of means and objectives, marking in parallel 2017, the centenary of Great Socialist Revolution. Grigorian believes that means and objectives are mutually connected, or perhaps even identify each other, as any given means in itself is an objective in present, and any objective is a means in future. Therefore, the objectives aimed at increasing the power of man over nature, and eliminating the exploitation of man by man, are justified.

The Means and Objectives project continues the concepts that play important roles in his creative activity- reconsideration of Socialist ideals, revisiting and re- incarnating ideas ignored or wrongfully refused in Armenian Soviet past.

Means and Objectives re-considers the architectural transformation of space, to open and re-run the constructive functionalism of modernist architecture, as well as to represent images that are imaginative, futuristic phantoms inserted into the local environment, enabling the viewer  to witness how the encounter of past and future is realized, and to experience in some sense, a unique feeling which he calls "a communistic enthusiasm.

 

 

Arman Grigoryan recent exhibitions include: 2016 Land of Vitality, Galentz museum (Yerevan), Styl gallery (Gyumri) and Art Museum (Vanadzor); 2015 The will to live, Styl gallery, Gyumri, Armenia 2015 Never again, ACCEA, Yerevan, Armenia; 2014 Future in the past, Galentz museum, Yerevan, Armenia; 2014 Step Between Transforming and Forming, Painter's House, Yerevan, Armenia; 2013 «Armenican Dream», Akanat art gallery, Yerevan, Armenia.

 

Arman Grigoryan recent curatorial activities include: 2016 Land of Vitality, Galentz museum (Yerevan), Styl gallery (Gyumri) and Art Museum (Vanadzor); 2015 Abstract art, Akanat art gallery, Gyumri- Yeghegnadzor-Yerevan, Armenia; 2015 The will to live, Styl gallery, Gyumri, Armenia; 2014 Step Between Transforming and Forming, Painter's House, Yerevan, Armenia; 2013 Armenian pavilion of 55th Venice Biannual, Venice, Italy.

Yerevan balcony 2, 2016
oil on canvas,145 x 195 cm

Sindicat, 2014
Future in the past, Galentz museum, Yerevan, Armenia

Love parade in Bourj Hammuod, 2007“d’Armenie”, Center for Contemporary Art Quimper