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"Exiles and Dreamers" Exhibition Opening

November 29, 2019
On November 28 the opening of the exhibition, Exiles and Dreamers: Panorama of 20th Century Graphic Arts from the Armenian Diaspora, featuring a selection from art historian and curator Vigen Galstyan’s collection, took place. This is the 4th exhibition in the Yerevan Collectors' Choice series at the Center.

Selected from a private collection of international, twentieth century graphic arts, the show brings together close to sixty works created by forty-four Armenian artists living and working on different continents, in different countries and artistic centers. The exhibition generally traces the development of modern art throughout the last century from the perspectives of diasporan-Armenians who participated in its development. Some of these perspectives are well known in Armenia and elsewhere, while many others must be discovered anew. Collectively, they allow us to explore how the creative practices of diasporan artists enhanced notions of modern Armenian art, which were being formulated in Eastern Armenian centers between the 1900s and the 1990s. 

“For an institution founded by a private collector, the Cafesjian Center for the Arts has always focused on presenting art not generally accessible to a wider public. However, Exiles and Dreamers unveils not only a hidden treasury of graphic art, but also uncovers a constellation of Armenian artists from the Diaspora who are unknown even in local professional circles.  Most of them have never been exhibited in Armenia before”, stated the Acting Executive Director of CCA, Vahagn Marabyan.
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