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Art Exhibition by Ararat Sarkissian - Searching for Paradise, AUA

Publish Date: Apr 18, 2016

AUA Akian Gallery in partnership with Antikyan Gallery presents "Searching for Paradise" - Ararat Sarkissian’s beautiful interpretations of the ancient Armenian alphabet along with spiritual representations of traditional Armenian memorial stones - Khachkars on hand-made paper.
The artworks will be available for sale on April 18, 2016, at

40 % of proceeds from the sale of artwork will be donated to preserving Armenian cultural heritage by the AUA Digital Library of Armenian Literature, the most comprehensive repository of Armenian digital texts in the world.

Ararat Sarkissian’s art expresses the retention of experience, identity, and memory. Sarkissian’s work, post-modern, conceptual, and abstract in part, makes reference to ancient cultures, and not only to the important medieval tradition of Armenian illuminated manuscripts but also to the wider art of medieval and Renaissance Europe. Ararat Sarkissian is a Member of the European Academy of Natural Sciences and International Association of Art and Honored Artist of the Republic of Armenia and participates in international art expos and exhibitions around the world. In 2013, he presented Armenia in the Venice Art Biennale.

Artist Statement:
“I have always believed that a cross stone is a living thing. I went on to painstakingly recreate cross stones that were razed to the ground in Nakhichevan, attempting to give these vanished monuments a new lease on life through paint and hand-made paper”.

The Exhibition will be displayed till May 13, 2016

Organizer: Office of Communications
Venue: Akian Art Gallery
Phone: +374 10 32 40 40; +374 60 69 40 40

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